Fans of the distinguished British actor Sir Derek Jacobi (I Claudius, Brother Cadfael, Breaking the Code) will be thrilled to discover his enchanting reading of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. This new version of Barrie’s original work, Peter and Wendy, was adapted for modern audiences by Jane McCulloch, director of the English Chamber Theatre. The Peter Pan story is more captivating than ever in McCulloch’s version, which carefully preserves Barrie’s original narrative while addressing the needs of modern audiences.
As reported in Stereo Review, “This unique recording has been adapted and produced by Jane McCulloch. . A new streamlined story of the classic tale is read by none other than Sir Derek Jacobi, who gives each character in the story a distinctive voice and personality – Sidelight: … [Ms. McCulloch] approached Sir Derek because she felt he would read the narrative superbly and she wanted someone who would turn each character into an individual performance. When she asked him if he would be interested in doing the recording, he immediately said, ‘Oh yes, please. You see, I am Peter Pan!’”