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Peter Pan

Published Monday 24 December 2012 at 11:37 by Barbara Champion

Paul Nicholas as Captain Hook thoroughly enjoys himself in a memorably dashing outfit as a glamorous bully snarling at the kids as they hector him furiously. Sarah Applewood is calm and correct as Mrs Darling but, as Tinkerbell, is much louder and excels with her singing.

Ben Watson works hard at harassing the five clueless pirates and they perform several hilarious scenes together.

George Reeve plays the title role. He is acrobatic, has a fine voice and is a convincing hero. He does plenty of flying; indeed all the extended flying sequences by Andy Sutton are excellent.

Stephanie Fearon is thoroughly at ease as she narrates, sings, dances and complements the piece as Eliza and Tiger Lily.

The choreography by Heather Douglas is a joy and turns everyone into a dancer, from the smallest lost boy to wicked Captain Hook.

MD Scott Alder and his percussionist Jack Groom make extremely modern music and interesting effects.

The stage is always full of action there are sword fights, ghosts, Red Indians…

You might even get a smack in the eye from the water guns and the fabulous life-sized crocodile - who can run - might eat you.

Production information

White Rock, Hastings, December 8-30

Simon Aylin
Nik Ashton
Daryl Back, One From The Heart
Cast includes:
Paul Nicholas, Sarah Applewood, Ben Watson, George Reeve, Stephanie Fearon, Eve Crawford
Running time:
2hrs 30mins

Production information displayed was believed correct at time of review. Information may change over the run of the show.

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Run sheet

King's Head, Islington London
January 24-February 15 2014