The story of Peter Pan
is over 100 years old. Every child since its creation practically can tell you a version of the story from memory. The widely popular story, written by J.M. Barrie, has been represented by many art forms including movies, cartoons, television, ballet, musical theater and fine art. In 1904, Barrie staged a children's play that was hugely successful. He donated the copyright and all of the proceeds to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children so that generations of children could receive help and continue to grow. His original production is still performed to this day.
The ballet, itself, is relatively new, however. Today, there are many versions of Peter Pan being performed. Many productions exist with entirely different music and choreography, but one thing remains the same the story (with minor variations). The ballet is just as colorful and exciting as the story itself.