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Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is back for Christmas

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

PETER Pan, The Never Ending Story will be back in the UK for Christmas, visiting seven cities including London, where it will be performed at Wembley Arena from Thursday, January 2 to Saturday, January 4, 2014.

The role of Tinkerbell will be played by X-Factor favourite, Stacey Solomon.

The production will also visit Birmingham NIA (December 13 – 15), Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (December 21 – 23), First Direct Arena, Leeds (December 26 and 27), Phones 4U Arena, Manchester (December 29 and 30), The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (January 10 to January 12, 2014) and Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (January 15 and 16).

Tickets: From £19.80 to £49.50, with special family tickets from £88. Children under 12 get 10% off at all performances. To book, call 0844 581 1400 or visit www.peterpan.is/en/. Group rates of 10+ call 0800 358 0058.

Previously Posted: Next summer, the World Arena Tour of Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story comes to the UK, where it will visit Wembley Arena from August 21 to August 26, 2013.

According to press material, this ground-breaking theatrical production will transport audiences to a world full of fantasy as they witness for the first time, a theatrical spectacular of cinematic quality.

Described as a feast of dance and music, the show will capture the hearts and imaginations of every generation of the family.

And Peter Pan will fly! Using new technology for the first time on stage, Peter will be elevated into the air without harnesses by an incredible wind turbine, allowing him to realistically fly.

For the show, world renowned musical director Matt Dunkley, the driving force behind music for Moulin Rouge, Black Swan and Inception, will be adapting contemporary hits by Robbie Williams, Seal and Rod Stewart to name a few, thereby creating a truly impressive soundtrack.

CGI mapping will be used to conjure up a magical cinematic quality backdrop; full of a level of detail that cannot be obtained through normal set design methods. This mapping technology has recently been seen within the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics and is showing itself to be a revolutionary technique in theatrical production.

Pan, The Never Ending Story – World Arena Tour will be directed by Luc Petit, who has a strong passion for creating an unforgettable viewing experience and has worked closely with Geert Allaert who originally created the idea.

Allaert said: “We have to always aim to exceed our audiences’ expectations with our shows, venues and creative approach. To achieve this we have combined artistic and creative excellence with commercial expertise.”

Joining the production on the UK leg of the world tour will be a well-known celebrity who will play Tinkerbell, the narrator of the story.

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is presented by Matt Dunkley and Music Hall Productions, a noted organiser, promoter and producer of musicals, concerts, drama and arena spectacles.

The tour will also visit Manchester Arena (August 16-18), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (September 13-15), Birmingham NIA (September 20-22) and Glasgow Hydro Arena (September 27-29).