Casting announced for RSC’s Peter Pan

Published: 30 June 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

Fiona Button will play Wendy and Sam Swann will be Peter in Wendy and Peter Pan, Ella Hickson’s adaptation of J M Barrie’s novel, at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford at Christmas.

Fiona Button, who makes her RSC debut, appeared as Anne alongside Dame Judi Dench in Yukio Mishima’s Madame de Sade in the Donmar Theatre’s West End season at Wyndham’s Theatre in 2009.

She also played Miss Mabel in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010.

She will shortly be playing Cordelia in Lucy Bailey’s production of King Lear at the Theatre Royal, Bath.

Sam Swann last appeared with the RSC in David Greig’s Dunsinane at Hampstead Theatre, in Stratford and on tour.

Other credits include Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen at the National Theatre in 2011.

Guy Henry returns to the RSC after ten years to play Peter’s nemesis Captain Hook.

He has been appearing regularly as surgeon Henrik Hanssen in BBC TV’s Holby City and last performed at the RSC as Parolles in Gregory Doran’s 2003 production of All’s Well that Ends Well.

Charlotte Mills also returns to the RSC in the role of the fairy Tink. She played Mopsa in The Winter’s Tale at Stratford and on tour earlier this year.

Andrew Woodall will make his RSC debut as Mr Darling and the Darling children will be played by Brodie Ross as Michael, Colin Ryan as Tom and Jolyon Coy as John.

Wendy and Peter Pan will be directed by Jonathan Munby and designed by Colin Richmond, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Christopher Shutt.

Video is by Ian William Galloway, movement by Michael Ashcroft and fight director is Terry King. Music is composed by Olly Fox.

Wendy and Peter Pan runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10 December until 2 March.