- Director: Mike Newell
- Writer: Beryl Bainbridge; Charles Wood
- Producer: Victor Glynn; Conor Harrington
With such a stunning cast, and Newell's follow-up to Four Weddings and a Funeral - how can you fail?
Terribly theatrical, very entertaining, awfully camp, wonderfully cynical...don't be duped - this is not a walk in the park.
The secrecies and deceit create a complex story - with harrowing conclusions.
Hats off to Newel for not jumping on the bandwagon of his previous success - it could have been so easy to regurgitate another rom-com...but, instead, a beautifully realised period piece of truth behind the fantasy.
An under-rated gem of a film.
Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual politics and intrigue.