BOTHER! received its American premier at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in December 1986, before transferring to the Coronet Theatre in 1987.
The show received eight Critics Choices, the L.A. Weekly Theatre Award and the Drama-Logue Award. Bother! has been performed at over 80 major theatres, festivals and universities throughout the United Kingdom and America.
Peter also performed at numerous prestigious events, including:
Unveiling Ceremony by Christopher Milne of the bronze statue by Lorne MacKean in memory of Winnie, the original black American bear and Winnie-the-Pooh at the London Zoo, 1979
Unveiling Ceremony by Christopher Milne of the bronze plaque celebrating A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard at the Ashdown Forest, 1981
Opening of the A.A. Milne Room at the Garrick Club, London.
The Speaker’s House,
The Palace of Westminster,
London International Teddy Bear Rallies at Birmingham, Liverpool and Longleat U.K.
THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING SILVER AWARD
THREE OHIO STATE ACHIEVEMENT OF MERIT AWARDS
PARENTS’ CHOICE SERIES AWARD
PEABODY NOMINATION “BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAM”
“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WINNIE-THE-POOH” in 18 half-hours.
All 20 stories from “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House At Pooh Corner” with an anthological mixture of all 79 poems and verses from “When We Were Very Young” and “Now We Are Six.”
1990 KCRW Santa Monica, with series reprise and presented by Virgin Atlantic
Performed by Peter Dennis
Produced by Christopher Toyne, in association with KCRW
Series producers: Jaqueline de Laurier and Diane Dennis
Recorded and mixed by Geoff Sykes
Broadcast by National Public Radio stations across America:
1991 “NPR Playhouse Presents”
1995 “Rabbit Ears” Guest Series
1995 National Public Radio select network. Delivered by two separate satellite feeds and offered to 458 stations.
1996 “California Delight presents:” Carried by 7 Californian “Power Stations.”
1997 “NPR Playhouse Presents” selected to close the series as a reprise requested by a listeners poll.
U.S. PREMIER AT THE LEE STRASBERG THEATER, HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 17, 1986 TRANSFERRED TO THE CORONET THEATRE, LOS ANGELES – MAY 19, 1987
L.A. WEEKLY CRITICS' & THEATER AWARD
THE HOLLYWOOD DRAMA-LOGUE CRITIC'S AWARD
The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, The Coronet Theater, Los Angeles English Speaking Union, New York Dutton Children's Books, New York Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium UK/LA Festival The Tamarind Theater, Hollywood
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL July 18 1999: A. A. Milne's verses set to 'The Wand of Youth Suite' by Edward Elgar The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conductor: George Daugherty, Audience numbered over 10,600
MANN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, PHILADELPHIA July 18 2001 'Milne at the Mann' Verses set to Edward Elgar's 'Wand of Youth Suite' The Philadelphia Orchestra conductor: George Daugherty Audience numbered some 13,000
POOH FRIENDSHIP DAY August 20 2000 Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg Audience numbered over 62,000
SHARON MEADOW, SAN FRANCISCO July 22 2001 'Milne in the Meadow' Milne's verses set to Edward Elgar's 'Wand of Youth Suite' The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conductor: George Daugherty audience numbered some 10,000
The Famous Door Theater, Chicago
Brigham Young University, Utah
William Rainey Harper College, Illinois
Asolo Conservatory, Florida State University
American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg
Disney PoohFest, Chicago
Woodstock Opera House, Illinois
Theatre 150, Ojai
Canadian Consul General, Los Angeles