Peter Pan, the boy who never grow up , flew to RWS with a brand new musical 'Peter Pan : The never ending story'
We have heard about Peter Pan but we never really read the whole tale by JM Barrie. So it was with curious minds that the family had as we headed down to Resort World Theater for the premiere.
The story of Peter Pan is narrated by Tinkerbell in this musical. Instead of the usual monologues that tells a story, popular songs such as Kiss from a Rose (Seal) , Angel (Robin Williams), Forever Young (Alphaville) and You raise me up (Jose Gorban) gave the actors and actresses their voice in this modern musical.
The chemistry between the the lead Peter Pan and Wendy is sizzling. Not a surprise given that the pair are married to each other. Individually the vocal performance is soothing and has the audience serenaded. The best bits would be the theatrical acrobatic stunts by the lost boys, pirate crew and Indians. With every jump and thump, they attracted applause from the crowd. In addition, the flying bits in the show is simply breath taking especially if you are seated near the front. You can literally see Wendy and Peter flying over your head during the show,
Comic relief is also provided in the form of the opera singing Captain Hook. Add a pair of wacky brothers (John and Michael) and a giant ticking croc and you will get the audience in stitches. Special mention to the Mermaid and Thinkerbell for an enchanting performance.
In fact the tale was sped up that the much anticipated epic battle scene between Peter Pan and Hook was enacted in a flash!
The boys enjoyed the performance. This is a classical tale told in an nontraditional way. After all a trip to Neverland is never meant to be ordinary and straightforward, so expect a journey filled with surprises.
Peter Pan : The Never Ending story is now showing at Resort World Theatre from Nov 27 to Jan 20.
Show times : Mon- Fri ( except wed) 8 pm, Sat and Sun 3 pm, 8 pm
Venue : Resort World Theatre, Resort World Sentosa
Get your tickets here.