It’s 1904, and successful London playwright J.M. Barrie has a serious case of writer’s block. While he is working on a new play, he recognizes that there is nothing original about it and the characters and plot are simply recycled from plays he’s already written. Despondent at the potential end of his career, Barrie meets a lovely and caring widow, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and her four sons (George, Peter, Jack, and Michael) in Kensington Park. They embark on adventures of imagination together - all except Peter, unwilling to play and still reeling from his father’s death. As Barrie helps Peter learn to play again, his writer’s block gives way to a new art form: children’s theatre. But the adults are skeptical and unsupportive: Who will pay to see a play about children? Who will play these characters? And how will they make Peter Pan fly? Finding Neverland is based on the true events that led J.M. Barrie to create Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and sings to the child in all of our hearts.
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