Peter Pan, the Never Ending Story

Theatre, West End
2 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Peter Pan

'X Factor' survivor and professional Iceland mum Stacey Solomon is to play the fairy Tinkerbell in this no-holds-barred musical extravaganza based on the perennial tale of the boy who never grew up. Musical director Matt Dunkley - the man behind the scores to the films 'Moulin Rouge', 'Black Swan' and 'Inception' – will be adapting songs by Robbie Williams, Seal and Rod Stewart. And spare a thought for the poor actor/acrobat in the title role: he'll be catapulted into the air without a harness, courtesy of an enormous wind turbine. Apparently this is the first time such technology will be used on stage. Let's hope they've got the safety nets ready. The aerial acrobatics could also bring a new meaning to Solomon's rendition of 'You Raise Me Up'.


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Thought the show was dreadful, we were waiting to see Stacy Solomon but she didn't even appear in first half at all apart from her narration . We left at the interval! Were thankful we only paid half price for tickets & didn't have any children with us as they wouldn't have had a clue what was going on . Having travelled from Brighton we were gutted.

Really poor. Poor sound system. No fathomable story line. Narration impossible to understand, even for an adult, and badly written. Seemed like an excuse to make some money but venue only about 2/3 full. We travelled a fair distance and were disappointed.

The worst show I've ever seen in my life and my 3, 7 and 9 year old said that they didn't understand it and couldn't hear the narraters (Xfactors Stacey) voice...and her forced accent was just weird!? The dancing was sloppy and the sound system terrible and controlled by a scruffy looking tech team that were on show. It was full of tacky cover pop songs that they kept repeating and there was no script what so ever making this very difficult to engage my childrens attention. Noticed lots of parents walking out as kids got bored. We had taken the kids to see Swallows and Amazons the month before at a local theatre and their response was much more positive - next time I will stick to the smaller productions with real acting!

What a spectacular show! The energy and acrobatics of the cast were stunning. Action packed from start to finish with fantastic use of music, fireworks and fairy dust!

About £10 million was supposedly spent on this production but it is a shame that most of it was concentrated on special effects and not on finding less karaoke style singers and a decent sound system. Stacey Solomon was great at singing her one track but was flat as a pancake as a narrator and could hardly be heard at times . The story was disjointed and there were too many pointless acrobatic scenes. In Wembley Arena the Box Office delayed the performance and much of the first half was obscured by late comers trying to find seats. It was visually interesting for a while but soon children became restless and adults bored. One of our least successful nights out and don't bother going with if you don"t know the story. Very disappointing.