The classic old children's play and musical, Peter Pan, has been imaginatively recreated by a young British cast that has simultaneously returned the play to author J.M. Barrie's original intentions as a story. It's a fresh and unique take on this classic children's fairy tale, infused with multicultural references from around the globe. Take part in the experience when you buy or sell Peter Pan tickets on StubHub.
Peter Pan with a live rock band
The hallmark of many modern productions of Peter Pan has been to update it a bit for each successive generation, adding cultural vignettes and references to connect the musical with each generation's cultural milieu and lifestyle. This has always been a children's play, after all. Few have done so as daringly as in the production that became the first show to be performed when the Troubadour White City Theatre 1 opened. For one, the vocal performances of the likes of Tinkerbell had more in common with the doyen of the 1970s New York art punk scene, Patti Smith, according to one reviewer. What hasn't changed though, is the huge sense of fun, humour and storytelling of the original tale, as director Sally Cookson has skilfully woven the original musical into her modernised version, which also features a live rock band performing the score and the backing for all the vocal numbers. It's a show well worth investigating, which is easy when all you have to do is find the Peter Pan tickets for a venue near you, right here.
A fairy tale musical for all the world's cultures
The Peter Pan production at the Troubadour was a joint effort with the Bristol Old Vic and introduced some young new performers to the London theatre scene. The characters in the original musical were, shall we say, tweaked to give a them a modern, more global edge. Consequently, you'll find that Peter Pan is from Africa, played by John Pfumojena, and Tinkerbell has received a radical makeover in the form of a Hindu male fairy with his own language. He comes across as far more wicked than the original fairy, with a mischievous character streak that could as well have come from a mythical entity like Loki. It's a wonderful touch, and it's upgrades like this that have infused a lot of magic into the production. In fact the whole show has a darkish undercurrent, with J.M. Barrie's original parental menace coming through far more strongly than in the usual productions of Peter Pan, like the Broadway versions that have won Tony Awards Broadway. Some have suggested that this version is therefore more faithful to the original. You'll be able to judge for yourself soon enough – grab Peter Pan tickets on StubHub as soon as you see them.
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