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Sophie Thompson withdraws from Peter Pan after breaking wrist

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Image caption Sophie Thompson was to play the roles of Captain Hook and Mrs Darling

Sophie Thompson has withdrawn from the cast of Peter Pan, the National Theatre's Christmas show, after breaking her wrist.

Anna Francolini, who appeared in Damon Albarn's musical wonder.land, will play Captain Hook and Mrs Darling.

"The NT is delighted that Anna was available to step into the role, and wishes Sophie a speedy recovery," a theatre spokesperson said.

The show begins previews on 16 November.

The production, directed by Sally Cookson, was first seen at Bristol Old Vic.

Peter Pan was first staged at the National Theatre in 1997, with Sir Ian McKellen as Captain Hook, Daniel Evans as Peter Pan and Jenny Agutter as Mrs Darling.

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