You know the story of Peter Pan, the classic tale by J.M. Barrie about the boy who refuses to grow up. You’ve seen the animated versions and the movie versions but you’ve definitely not seen one like Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story which will be staged at Resorts World Theatre from 27 Nov 2014 to 20 Jan 2015.
After three years touring in Europe and Dubai, Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story flies into Singapore with the original leading cast.
Let Tinker Bell sprinkle some pixie dust and let’s fly to Neverland to find out more about the show.
What to expect at Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story
It’s hard to pin point what kind of show Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is.
The show features elements from different theatrical genres including musical, dance, acrobatics, pantomime and (let’s not forget) sword fighting.
Let’s start with the music. If you’ve seen the Baz Luherman movie, Moulin Rouge, you’ll be familiar with the music style in Peter Pan.
The show shares the same musical director Matt Dunkley as Moulin Rouge. Classic hits are given new arrangements and are used to push the story forward, instead of just being musical breaks. [Listen to the songs performed in Peter Pan.]
The dances are choreographed by Martino Müller who has worked on classics such as Notre Dame de Paris and Romeo and Juliet. Look out for the sword fighting scenes which mix acrobatics and dancing.
Apart from the highflying actions, the show has acrobats who perform stunts that will keep you holding your breath.
Children will enjoy the antics of the two Darling brothers, John and Michael, who are played by professional clowns.
Watch out for Nana the Dog (the Darling children’s “nurse” and pet). The character is played by two actors in an animal suit and its movements are based on the Chinese dragon dance.
At the climax of the show, the audience will be asked to help save Tinker Bell. Be sure to scream out loud that you believe in fairies to bring Tinker Bell back to life.
Theatre version brings actors closer to the audience
The past performances of Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story were staged in arenas. The show at Resorts World Theatre marks the debut of the performance’s adaptation for theatre.
Martino Müller, choreographer for the show, said the move to a theatre requires changes to the show’s choreograph and stage directions. That means if you’ve seen previous versions of the show, you’ll still be in for a surprise.
Müller said a venue such as a theatre allows the audience to focus on the actors. The actors will also be able to act more naturally than in an arena where they need to make big movements.
Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is a show for all ages, especially for those at the young at heart. Check out the trailer:
Get your tickets to Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story
|Date:||27 November 2014 – 20 January 2015|
|Show Times:||Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8pmSat & Sun: 3pm & 8pm|
|Prices*:*Prices exclude ticketing fee.||Premium: $168
Standard: $138, $108, $78, $58 (Restricted View)Get your tickets at SISTIC or Resorts World Theatre.
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