Booking from: Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Booking until: Friday, 15 December 2017
The winner of Favourite New Musical and Favourite New Song for ‘Believe’ in the 2015 Broadway.com audience choice awards, it's looking like we're in for a West End treat. It's Gary Barlow's first original score, and he's an award winner himself. Shot to stardom as the lead singer of boy band Take That - one of the most popular UK boy bands ever – and a judge on TV's X Factor, he has collaborated with Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy to bring the stage version of the brilliant Academy Award winning movie, Neverland, to sparkling life.
What's the plot? This brand new musical follows the playwright J.M. Barrie, he who created one of the best-loved children's characters of all time, Peter Pan. The show is jammed with fabulous visual effects, it's funny as well as touching, and you'll sing your heart out to a host of beautiful, memorable Barlow tunes.
The proposition is this: How did Peter become Pan? Thanks to the team that worked so hard to bring Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and Pippin to the stage, it's compelling stuff. Thanks also to a book by James Graham, choreography by Mia Michaels and direction by the talented Diane Paulus.
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 a beautiful widow called 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. And the resulting play, Peter Pan, was completely different from anything else the high-society London theatergoers of time had seen before.
It was a big risk. The play could have easily bombed, and that would probably have been that. Luckily, Peter Pan was a smash hit and is still a favourite with children of all ages, from eight to eighty, to this day.
The result is a timeless story about the power of the imagination, proving you never really have to grow up. The musical made its world début at Leicester's Curve Theatre in 2012, and the reworked version premièred during 2014 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after which it transferred to Broadway. The New York production shuts late summer 2016 and then, in the new year, it wends its magical way to theatreland to delight UK audiences all over again.
The amazing Alfie Boe will be starring as J.M. Barrie. And the anticipation is mounting fast thanks to Barlow playing one of the most popular tunes from the show, Something about this night, at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations, hosted by Ant and Dec.
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.
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