I am sure that some of this vivid imagination came from my love of books and reading. I could often be found nose deep in a book, growing up many of the children's books I read had a central character who could fly (Mr Majeika, The Magic Finger and The Magic Faraway Tree) so this helped to expand my imagination.
One of my favourite books as a child was J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan. So when I saw that the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park had an adaptation of Peter Pan, I got busy booking my tickets.
The Open Air Theatre is set right in the heart of the beautiful Regent's Park.
There is something rather magical about sitting out in the open air watching a theatre production. The theatre has covered dining, homemade burgers on offer and seating to have a wonderful picnic.
The set design for the show was amazing, considerable thought had gone into making creative use of the space. The set designer Jon Bausor also designed the 2012 London Paralympics opening ceremony.
I absolutely loved the use of clothing and household props and puppet design, throughout the show to create imaginative housing, under sea creatures (mermaids and fish), the crocodile chasing Captain Hook and the wonderful jealous Tinker Bell made out of oil lamps.
The absolute highlight of the show had to be Peter Pan (Hiran Abeysekera).
Who managed to energetically sprint and fly across the night's sky with Tinker Bell (Rachel Donovan) and Wendy (Kae Alexander). Squint hard enough, you might just see Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys somewhere up in the night sky yelling at Peter Pan.
Peter with his unending childlike qualities and boisterous antics manages to have the audience eating out of his hands.Captain Hook (David Birrell) is artful at wielding his hook and a sword to frighten both his own pirates, the lost boys and the watching audience.
We had a truly wonderful evening, if you live in London or are visiting you definitely need to book yourself tickets. The Peter Pan show runs till the 14th of June so you will need to be quick.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre upcoming performances Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (16th July - 29th August) and Lord of the Flies (3rd - 12th September).
*Thank you to Tristram Kenton for kind use of the photographs