The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire


24th – 25th May 2011 at 20:00:00

2011 One-act play festival entry

Why should so many of Britain’s best-loved childrens’ authors have such a poor relationship with their own offspring? Surely if they can reach the hearts of generations of youth they should at least be able to communicate with their own child?

Lost follows the fates of the three boys who achieved immortality as Peter Pan, Toad of Toad Hall and Christopher Robin. The first two died in suspicious circumstances, generally believed to be suicide, before they reached 21 and Christopher Robin was estranged from his parents for all his adult life.


In this swift-paced one-act play which attempts to answer the question, nine actors portray fifteen characters and the action swings between 1904 and 1970. Pirate braves, assorted stoats, badgers and weasels, irate directors and Charleston dancing flappers all add diversity and humour to this essentially tragic story. It is written by Lesley Bilton, the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Lure of the Reichenbach which won 14 awards for the Barn in the 2003 one act play festival, and is directed by Siobhan Hill Elam.

Come and support us at the Barn for performances on Tuesday and Wednesday 24th and 25th May.


Tickets are on sale now for just £5.

On tour

Welwyn Drama Festival — Wednesday 8th June at 7.30pm

Haverhill Drama Festival — Thursday 9th June at 7.30pm

Little Theatre in Hertford (COPS) — Saturday 9th July at 8pm


Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase



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At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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