Barrie always intended Hook to be played by a woman....Mrs Darling was meant to double up. This was due to Barries difficult relationship with his mother. It was decided however children wouldn't accept such wickedness in a mother figure. Its brilliant and should have been done yonks ago (it was at the National Theatre last year of course)
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: Jennifer Ellison is to play Captain Hook in
: Peter Pan this Christmas. Surely this won't
: work having a female Captain Hook and Has
: anyone ever seen this done before?
: With any other form of drama I'd say 'Go for
: it!' but pantomime's mainly for the kids and
: I think they'd prefer Hook to be a man.
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