We were very kindly gifted some tickets to the press performance of Peter Pan, which we thoroughly enjoyed! It is showing at the Troubadour White city theatre until 27th October. If you read our previous post about Dino live, you would have seen that this is showing at the Troubadour Wembley. They are two different theatres (by the same company) which are brand new to west London! We are so lucky to now have two fab theatres locally, bringing the west end to west London!
Whilst everyone is taking their seats, you have the band who is responsible for the fab music during the show, giving you an introductory performance which is lovely!
Peter Pan, leader of the lost boys has lost his shadow during a visit to London. He meets Wendy, who helps him re-attach it, and in return is invited to Neverland. There awaits tinker bell, Tiger Lily and of course Captain Hook. Jai very quickly realised the differences between the movie and the show. This is not your typical production of Peter Pan, which makes it great! I love the casting – a black Peter Pan and a female Captain Hook – I’m all for it.
The show is for a recommended age of 7+ which I completely agree with. Whilst Jai still very much enjoyed the show, he got a fidgety bum at times, as the length of the show is 2hrs and 30 mins (with a 20 minute interlude.) He is used to much shorter, children’s theatre, but I’m glad I’ve got him started with watching longer performances. Note that although the recommended age is 7, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted. (Jai turns five in a few weeks!) Other than the length of the show, the storyline and dialogue is better suited to a slightly older child and even adults.
As I’ve said above, I loved the casting of the show. The alternative tinker bell is absolutely hilarious, mischievous and got lots of laughs from the audience. Peter Pan is portrayed charming and youthful, with just the and our highlight of the show was him flying right over our heads. Gasps could be heard by all! (Keep this bit a secret if you are bringing kids along, it will make it more special!) Captain Hook was incredible too!
I loved the set. Every thing was executed so spectacularly and the actors combined with the set made for a magical show. The music was amazing too, and I loved the vibe of the band who fitted in casually with the rest of the cast.
I would definitely recommend this child to anyone – adults and children (over 7) alike. It is a clever production with lots of heart.
Kids week tickets (kids go free with a paying adult) available at: https://officiallondontheatre.com/show/peter-pan-371432/?fromSale=KW&month=08%2F19
Peter Pan is showing at the Troubadour White city theatre until the 27th October. Although the tickets were gifted, these views are completely my own.