Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

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Peter Pan
A Musical Adventure
Music George Stiles
Lyrics Anthony Drewe
Book Willis Hall
Basis Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Productions 1999 Copenhagen
2001 Royal Festival Hall concert
2002 Royal Festival Hall concert
2002 Philadelphia
2007 Birmingham
2008 Leeds
2015 West End concert

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure is a musical based on J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, with a book by Willis Hall and music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The show opened in Copenhagen in 1996. The production was first broadcast in 2001 as a New Year's Eve concert, starring Sheila Hancock, Laura Michelle Kelly, and Joe McFadden. It was presented at Festival Hall in the 2002/2003 Christmas period[1] where it was badly reviewed.

Since then, Stiles and Drewe have revised the show. In the Christmas 2007 season the show played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and starring Peter Caulfield, Gina Beck, and David Birrell, receiving positive reviews. A year later, it moved to the West Yorkshire Playhouse starring James Gillan, Amy Lennox, and David Birrell reprising his role as Captain Hook, again receiving positive reviews. A cast recording featuring the Leeds cast was released in 2009.

On Sunday 25th October 2015 a one-off concert version of the show was performed at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End starring Bradley Walsh as Captain Hook, Sheila Hancock as the Storyteller, Ray Quinn as Peter Pan and Jenna Russell as Mrs Darling.[2]

Musical numbers[edit]

Act One Act Two
1. " There's Something in the Air Tonight" - Storyteller, Mr Darling, Londoners 11. "Look Back Through a Rose-Tinted Eye Patch" - Smee, Captain Hook and Pirates
2. "Just Beyond the Stars" - Mrs. Darling 12. "Just Beyond the Stars (Reprise)" - Wendy
3. "Tinker Bell and Peter Pan's Arrival" - Orchestra 13. "One Big Adventure" - Peter Pan and Wendy
4. "Never Land" - Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael 14. "The Cleverness of Me (Reprise)" - Peter Pan
5. "The Lost Boys Gang" - The Lost Boys 15. "When I Kill Peter Pan/Good Old Captain Hook (Reprise)" - Captain Hook and Pirates
6. "Good Old Captain Hook" - Pirates 16. "One Big Adventure (Reprise)" - Peter Pan
7. "Build a House" - Peter Pan and The Lost Boys 17. "A Pirate with a Conscience" - Captain Hook, Smee and Pirates
8. "The Cleverness of Me" - Peter Pan and Wendy 18. "Never Land (Reprise)" - John, Michael, Wendy and The Lost Boys
9. "Crocodile/Tiger Lily/Siren Song" - Tiger Lily and Mermaids 19. "The Fight" - Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, Pirates and Lost Boys
10. "When I Kill Peter Pan" - Captain Hook and Pirates 20. "Just Beyond the Stars (Reprise 2)" - Storyteller and Mrs. Darling
21. "There's Always Tomorrow" - Peter Pan and Londoners

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kate Bassett (2002-12-29). "Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure, Royal Festival Hall, London". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure in Concert – Adelphi Theatre". musicaltheatrereview.com. Retrieved 2016-01-24.