Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

London Theatre to be announced

Finding Neverland description

Broadway loved it. The original score is from Take That's Gary Barlow, and this funny, touching musical won Favourite New Musical and Favourite New Song for ‘Believe’ in the 2015 audience choice awards. This is the stage version of the Academy Award-winning movie Neverland, and it’s brilliant.

It’s also the living legend Gary Barlow's first original score for a stage musical. As well as lead singer with one of the most popular boy bands ever, he has been a judge on TV's X Factor. In collaboration with Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy, Barlow brings the story behind playwright J.M. Barrie’s enduringly popular children’s play to life on stage.

Peter Pan is a story loved by kids all over the world. The show is equally magical and full of fabulous visual effects. The story is as funny as it is touching, and the music is both beautiful and memorable. Prepare to find out how Peter became Peter Pan in the most charming way.

The story of Peter Pan

It took the playwright J.M. Barrie a lot of courage to become the writer – and the man – he wanted to be. He was short on inspiration, which only struck when he eventually met the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four delightful young sons, Jack and George, Michael and Peter. Their adventurous escapades inspired Barrie to create the magical world of Neverland.

The resulting play, Peter Pan, was completely different from anything the high-society London theatregoers of time had seen before. It was a big risk. Luckily, Peter Pan was a smash hit and is still a favourite with children of all ages, from eight to eighty. And that’s just one reason why this musical is so well-loved.

A gorgeous musical inspired by the movie

Having made a world début at Leicester's Curve Theatre in 2012, a reworked version premièred during 2014 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after which it transferred to Broadway. The New York production closed in late summer 2016 and then, in the new year of 2017, it came to the West End. Rumour has it the show might be back for 2025.

The book is by James Graham, choreographed by Mia Michaels, and Alfie Boe has starred as J.M. Barrie. If the World Turned Upside Down, All of London is Here Tonight, The Pirates of Kensington, the awesome Believe, The Dinner Party and a host more exceptional songs await you.