Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by Stiles & Drewe and the late Willis Hall.
The show was first broadcast in 2001 as the New Year’s Eve concert on BBC Radio 3, starring John Thaw, Sheila Hancock, Laura Michelle Kelly and Joe McFadden.
Since it was last seen at the Festival Hall, Stiles & Drewe extensively revised the show for a stunning new production which was the UK theatre premiere. Directed by the highly talented Rachel Kavanagh, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure reunited Stiles & Drewe with the designer Peter McKintosh (who created the National Theatre’s designs for Honk!, bringing to life the magical world of Neverland with its spectacular scenes of flying, swashbuckling and sheer fantasy.
George Stiles says: “. . .The score for Pan is one of our favourite pieces of work. It's a show with a stunning world of pirates, Lost Boys, Mermaids, Crocodile and flying children!
The score revels in being able to blend the great British traditions of Gilbert & Sullivan with a contemporary world of dreams and adventure.
I think Anthony’s lyrics really shine and have the same delight in the language that so infects the Barrie play – they were a joy to set.”
For a second before you go to sleep tonight take a moment, close your eyes and imagine, fly and visit your other land where the child never never grows up. . ."