SEE THE BOY WHO NEVER GROWS UP
IN A LIVE ARENA ADVENTURE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET

  • PINCH YOURSELF AS YOU WATCH PETER PAN FLY WITHOUT WIRES - A WORLD FIRST!
  • MARVEL AT THE AMAZING SCENERY CREATED BY STATE-OF-THE-ART DIGITAL IMAGING – NEVERLAND LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
  • LOSE YOURSELF IN THE ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE AND CLASSIC HITS INCLUDING ANGELS, SAILING AND NESSUN DORMA.
  • HOLD YOUR BREATH AS PETER, WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS CROSS SWORDS WITH CAPTAIN HOOK.
  • EXPERIENCE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT ITS MOST MAGICAL. THEATRE... WITH ADDED FAIRY DUST!

The Story

TWISTS, TURNS AND A GENEROUS  SPRINKLING OF FAIRY DUST – YOUR AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE TO THE PLOT

1. peter pan’s flying visit

1. peter pan’s flying visit

As the Darling children lie in bed, Peter Pan flies in to watch them sleep. His presence disturbs the family dog, alerting Mrs Darling. Fearing discovery Peter flees, but leaves his shadow behind in the commotion.

2. me and my shadow

2. me and my shadow

After returning to the Darling house to retrieve his shadow, Peter wakes Wendy, Michael and John and persuades them to join him on a magical flight to the heart of Neverland.

3. touchdown in neverland

3. touchdown in neverland

Peter, Wendy, Michael and John journey to Neverland island… where the Lost Boys, Indians, mermaids and pirates await them in a series of adventures beyond their wildest imaginations.

4. captain hook’s pirate plot

4. captain hook’s pirate plot

Not everyone is thrilled by the arrival of Peter and his new pals. The fearsome Captain Hook hatches a scheme to catch and kill the ‘intruders’ with the help of his pirate crew of ‘Wild Boys.’

5. Pirates versus Indians

5. Pirates versus Indians

Captain Hook’s pirates launch an audacious attack on Indian territory, capturing Wendy, Michael and John. With the children in his grasp, Hook lays a trap that seems certain to lead to Peter Pan’s agonising demise.

6. A dose of his own medicine?

6. A dose of his own medicine?

As Peter Pan sleeps, Hook mixes a deadly poison which he pours into a medicine vial by Peter’s side. Then he departs, knowing that Peter is sure to reach for his medicine as soon as he wakes. Or so Hook thinks… 

7. tinker bell to the rescue

7. tinker bell to the rescue

Before Peter Pan wakes, Tinker Bell appears, putting her own life in danger to save her beloved friend. Will she survive? The children in the audience are called upon to determine her fate.

8. a fight to the finish

8. a fight to the finish

In the show’s climax Peter Pan boards the Jolly Roger pirate ship to help free Wendy, Michael and John – and crosses swords with Hook in a final, dramatic duel. For one of them the end is near…

1. peter pan’s flying visit

1. peter pan’s flying visit

As the Darling children lie in bed, Peter Pan flies in to watch them sleep. His presence disturbs the family dog, alerting Mrs Darling. Fearing discovery Peter flees, but leaves his shadow behind in the commotion.

2. me and my shadow

2. me and my shadow

After returning to the Darling house to retrieve his shadow, Peter wakes Wendy, Michael and John and persuades them to join him on a magical flight to the heart of Neverland.

3. touchdown in neverland

3. touchdown in neverland

Peter, Wendy, Michael and John journey to Neverland island… where the Lost Boys, Indians, mermaids and pirates await them in a series of adventures beyond their wildest imaginations.

4. captain hook’s pirate plot

4. captain hook’s pirate plot

Not everyone is thrilled by the arrival of Peter and his new pals. The fearsome Captain Hook hatches a scheme to catch and kill the ‘intruders’ with the help of his pirate crew of ‘Wild Boys.’

5. Pirates versus Indians

5. Pirates versus Indians

Captain Hook’s pirates launch an audacious attack on Indian territory, capturing Wendy, Michael and John. With the children in his grasp, Hook lays a trap that seems certain to lead to Peter Pan’s agonising demise.

6. A dose of his own medicine?

6. A dose of his own medicine?

As Peter Pan sleeps, Hook mixes a deadly poison which he pours into a medicine vial by Peter’s side. Then he departs, knowing that Peter is sure to reach for his medicine as soon as he wakes. Or so Hook thinks… 

7. tinker bell to the rescue

7. tinker bell to the rescue

Before Peter Pan wakes, Tinker Bell appears, putting her own life in danger to save her beloved friend. Will she survive? The children in the audience are called upon to determine her fate.

8. a fight to the finish

8. a fight to the finish

In the show’s climax Peter Pan boards the Jolly Roger pirate ship to help free Wendy, Michael and John – and crosses swords with Hook in a final, dramatic duel. For one of them the end is near…

Cast & Characters

MEET JM BARRIE’S CHARACTER CREATIONS, AND THE INTERNATIONAL CAST OF PERFORMERS BRINGING THEM TO LIFE

  • Peter Pan
  • Wendy
  • Captain Hook
  • Smee
  • Tinker Bell
  • Mr Darling
  • Mrs Darling
  • John Darling
  • Michael Darling
  • Tiger Lily

THE MUSIC

FEATURING CLASSIC SONGS AND A SCORE BY GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER, MATT DUNKLEY, PETER PAN – THE NEVER ENDING STORY HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

Click the buttons below to listen to exclusive song clips from the show. Sing along to a parade of familiar classics that include hits by Madness, Robbie Williams, Westlife and Rod Stewart – all specially arranged by Matt Dunkley, the musical inspiration behind the hit movie Moulin Rouge. 

THE HIStory

MEET THE MAN WHO GAVE US THE BOY WHO NEVER GROWS UP – AND BRUSH UP ON YOUR PETER PAN TRIVIA

8. a fight to the finish

J.M. BARRIE

SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE was a Scottish author and dramatist, best known for creating Peter Pan. The character first appeared in the book Little White Bird in 1902. Two years later, Barrie wrote the play Peter Pan, which premiered in London to critical acclaim. On the back of the play’s popularity, Barrie released a children’s book, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (adapted from Little White Bird), then a full novel based on the play, entitled Peter and Wendy (1911).

The adventures of Peter Pan were inspired by Barrie’s friendship with the children of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, whom he met while walking in Kensington Gardens. Barrie would entertain them by wiggling his ears and eyebrows and thrilling them with wildly imaginative stories that would later form the basis for Peter Pan’s adventures in Neverland.

did you know?

Peter Pan might never have been created if JM Barrie had not owned a dog. It was while walking his St Bernard puppy, Porthos, in London’s Kensington Gardens that he met the Llewelyn Davies brothers who provided the inspiration for his stories.

It’s often claimed that JM Barrie invented the name Wendy. He didn’t. Though not common, it was in use before the publication of his Peter Pan writings… but there’s no doubt he made it more popular.

did you know?

JM Barrie was only 4ft 10in tall (1.47m). Quite fitting don’t you think? The man who couldn’t grow up gave us the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

In 1901 JM Barrie created a photo-book of his holiday adventures with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island. He printed only two copies, one of which he gave to the boys’ father who lost it on a train. To this day it has never been found.

did you know?

In JM Barrie’s writings Captain Hook had his right hand cut off – but actors tend to wear a hook on their left side so they can handle a sword with their (usually) favoured right hand. Because Hook’s actions had to be modelled by a voiceover actor, even Disney’s animated version depicts the character with a left-handed hook.

At the request of parents following the first theatrical production of Peter Pan, JM Barrie had to add a line to the play stating that no one could fly unless they had fairy dust blown on them. This, wrote Barrie, was the result of “so many children having gone home and tried it from their beds and needed surgical attention.”

did you know?

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In 1926, eight years before he died, JM Barrie gifted all rights to his Peter Pan works to London’s Great Ormond Street children’s hospital. In honour of its benefactor, the hospital features a beautiful bronze statue of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell at its entrance.

8. a fight to the finish

J.M. BARRIE

SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE was a Scottish author and dramatist, best known for creating Peter Pan. The character first appeared in the book Little White Bird in 1902. Two years later, Barrie wrote the play Peter Pan, which premiered in London to critical acclaim. On the back of the play’s popularity, Barrie released a children’s book, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (adapted from Little White Bird), then a full novel based on the play, entitled Peter and Wendy (1911).

The adventures of Peter Pan were inspired by Barrie’s friendship with the children of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, whom he met while walking in Kensington Gardens. Barrie would entertain them by wiggling his ears and eyebrows and thrilling them with wildly imaginative stories that would later form the basis for Peter Pan’s adventures in Neverland.

did you know?

Peter Pan might never have been created if JM Barrie had not owned a dog. It was while walking his St Bernard puppy, Porthos, in London’s Kensington Gardens that he met the Llewelyn Davies brothers who provided the inspiration for his stories.

It’s often claimed that JM Barrie invented the name Wendy. He didn’t. Though not common, it was in use before the publication of his Peter Pan writings… but there’s no doubt he made it more popular.

did you know?

JM Barrie was only 4ft 10in tall (1.47m). Quite fitting don’t you think? The man who couldn’t grow up gave us the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

In 1901 JM Barrie created a photo-book of his holiday adventures with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island. He printed only two copies, one of which he gave to the boys’ father who lost it on a train. To this day it has never been found.

did you know?

In JM Barrie’s writings Captain Hook had his right hand cut off – but actors tend to wear a hook on their left side so they can handle a sword with their (usually) favoured right hand. Because Hook’s actions had to be modelled by a voiceover actor, even Disney’s animated version depicts the character with a left-handed hook.

At the request of parents following the first theatrical production of Peter Pan, JM Barrie had to add a line to the play stating that no one could fly unless they had fairy dust blown on them. This, wrote Barrie, was the result of “so many children having gone home and tried it from their beds and needed surgical attention.”

did you know?

slideimg

In 1926, eight years before he died, JM Barrie gifted all rights to his Peter Pan works to London’s Great Ormond Street children’s hospital. In honour of its benefactor, the hospital features a beautiful bronze statue of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell at its entrance.

The Creative Team

IT TOOK TWO YEARS TO BRING PETER PAN – THE NEVER ENDING STORY  TO LIFE. MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE

  • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
  • director
  • Musical Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Choreography
  • Singers Director
  • artistic coordinator
  • Music Supervisor
  • Additional Song Lyrics
  • Digital Mapping
  • Script Adaptation
  • Magic Conception
  • Sound Designer
  • Hair & Make-Up
  • Voice coach
  • Scenography & Illustrations

GEERT ALLAERT – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“My creative dream has become reality. The child in me has never been more alive than now.”

Geert Allaert has been the driving force behind Music Hall for 20 years. With his enthusiasm and tenacity he has delivered productions such as Cats, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Peter Pan, Camelot, Aladdin, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula, Amadeus and The Wizard of Oz. In 2010 he was appointed artistic director of Musical Van Vlaanderen. With the support of the Flemish Government he has been able to produce musicals that otherwise would never have reached Belgium – productions to date include Elisabeth, Notre Dame de Paris, Dans der Vampieren, Tell Me on a Sunday, Oliver! and Spamalot.
As well as musical theatre, Geert is passionate about classical music. His monumental version of Aïda was widely acclaimed. He has also delivered spectacular interpretations of Nabucco, La Traviata, La Bohème and Carmen. His operatic productions have achieved artistic and commercial success in Cologne, Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Lisbon and Amsterdam.