PETER Pan fans will be able to enjoy a spirited adaptation of J, M. Barrie's wonderkid at an open air event in Taunton's Castle Green.

Slapstick Picnic is bringing its family fun production to the town centre public space at 6pm on Thursday, July 27, with tickets £19.50 and £11.50.

It is also being staged outdoors at The Grange, Farm Road, Street, from 7pm on Friday, July 28, with tickets £19.50 and £12.50, and under 10s free.

And a performance at Robert Glanville Trust Playing Fields, Westbury, Wells, at 6.30pm on Thursday, August 3 is free to attend.

The evenings will 'celebrate silliness', with audiences encouraged to never grow up in the production with hapless pirates, feral children and a particularly punctual reptile.

With just three actors swapping wigs, wings and waistcoats to play all the parts, and told with Slapstick Picnic’s characteristic breakneck pace, the polished piece of buffoonery always seems just one step away from going completely overboard.

Barrie gifted his copyright of Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital and in recognition of this, Slapstick Picnic will be donating a percentage of ticket sales to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Director Nel Crouch said: “I’m so excited to be working with Slapstick Picnic again this summer on their second outdoor touring show.

"The company’s motto is to celebrate silliness and that’s exactly what we intend to do with our version of Peter Pan.

"Expect outlandish costumes, sword fights with baguettes and spades of slapstick.

"And all whilst enjoying a delicious picnic in a beautiful outdoor setting."

The running time is two hours, including an interval and the production is deemed suitable for eight years and older.