Remembering Pirates | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
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Remembering Pirates

By Christopher Harley

“Take care, lest an adventure is now offered you, which, if accepted, will plunge you in deepest woe.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Disney sanitised J.M Barrie’s original Peter Pan. Like many children’s books of the Victorian era, the original told a darker story.

Christopher Harley’s Remembering Pirates is inspired by the original J.M Barrie books and offers an adult cautionary tale with a psychological  thriller edge.

The children of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan are now adults and their lives are full of pointless responsibility. They long for their care-free childhood of innocent games, fantasy worlds and imaginary beings. As siblings do, they hold different memories of their childhood and different versions of their past. Letting go of childhood can be difficult for some and for those who refuse, it can be dangerous.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents the world premiere of an extraordinary new Australian work, Remembering Pirates.

Photo: Helen White

Download the Remembering Pirates Program HERE

“Christopher Harley has a unique dramatic voice that I have never heard on the Australian stage” said Director Iain Sinclair “This play has a delicate and elusive mechanism…. and it has breathtaking potential.”

"Second star to the right"- Peter Pan, J.M Barrie

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it"  -Peter Pan, J.M Barrie

Remembering Pirates was developed with the support of Playwriting Australia and the University of Sydney’s Department of Performance Studies.

Supported by the Stafford Morgan Family

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Remembering Pirates

By Christopher Harley


Robert Alexander
Fraser Crane
Simon London
Stephen Multari
Emma Palmer


Creative Team

Playwright: Christopher Harley
Director: Iain Sinclair
Production Designer: Alicia Clements
Lighting Designer: Daniel Barber
Composer: Nate Edmondson
Sound Designer: Katelyn Shaw
Stage Manager: Ryan Tate
Assistant Stage Manager: Marie-Christine Menard-Bergeron

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Audience response to Remembering Pirates, click HERE

"Sydney is a city that can boast a wealth of blisteringly talented, young theatre-makers – Kip Williams, Nakkiah Lui and Ralph Myers to name just a few – and Christopher Harley is definitely a talent worthy to be counted among them"  Limelight Magazine on Christopher Harley's Blood Bank 

"Poignant, thrilling, terrifying and thought provoking, the latest offering from Darlinghurst Theatre Company will have your pulse racing and heart breaking as the Darling house is revisited decades after where Barrie left off." Jade Kops, Broadwayworld


Director Iain Sinclair has taken the less conventional career and life path.

He did a candid ‘in conversation’ with Executive Producer Glenn Terry and he spoke about taking risks, intrepid travels, his love of motorbikes and making theatre.

A good story and quite inspiring click HERE to watch the video.

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Remembering Pirates

By Christopher Harley

Performance dates in 2016

  • Previews: Fri 16, Sat 17 & Sun 18 September 2016
  • Season: Wed 21 September - Sun 16 October 2016

Performance times

  • Tue - Sat: 8pm
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Wed Matinee: 12 October at 11am
  • Sat Matinees: 8 & 15 October at 3pm

Performance details

  • Duration: approx 60 mins, no interval

    Download the Remembering Pirates 
    Program HERE

Post Show Q&A Sessions

  • Sun 2 October at 6pm


WARNING: Please be advised that this performance contains strong adult themes that some patrons may find disturbing. For further information, please call the Box Office on 02 8356 9987. 


  • Standard $45
  • Concession $38
  • Groups (8+) $38
  • Industry* $35
  • Under 30* $30
  • Preview $30
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