This Christmas get ready to #Believe as Paul Boyd returns to the Lyric Theatre this Christmas with an exciting new musical of Peter Pan, adapted from the play by JM Barrie. Running from 29 November – 4 January, Peter Pan the Musical will be an ‘awfully big adventure’ for all the family.
Neverland is in crisis. Pirates have arrived on the island and the Neverlanders are trying to keep them away. Things are so bad that the fairies have gone into hiding and the mermaids haven’t been seen in the open ocean since the battle began. Peter Pan asks the Darling children ( Wendy, John, and Michael) if they will fly with him to join Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys to help free Neverland from Captain Hook’s men; but Wendy thinks it sounds much too dangerous.
Join the Lyric this Christmas and fly away with fairies, crocodiles, pirates, mermaids and the Darling children as they embark on the most magical adventure. See Hook and the crew of the Jolly Roger come face to face with all of Neverland and the boy who won’t grow up. It’s guaranteed to be an awfully big adventure where anything is possible if you just #Believe.
Director and writer/composer of Peter Pan the Musical, Paul Boyd said: “It is always exciting to be working on a new musical, and my aim with this new interpretation of JM Barrie’s classic story is to create a unique theatrical adventure for our Lyric Theatre audiences. ‘Peter Pan’ has been associated with theatre at Christmas for well over a century ever since Barrie’s original play premiered in London at Christmas in 1904. With ‘Peter Pan the Musical’, we honour that theatrical tradition and Neverland’s long history of delighting children and adults alike. This Christmas, Neverland and its inhabitants will be brought to life as never before in a musical escapade for all ages.”
Jimmy Fay, Executive Producer of Lyric Theatre Belfast, added: “We are delighted to welcome Paul Boyd back to the Lyric Theatre this year for this wonderful new production of Peter Pan the Musical. With an inspiring cast and creative team, audiences young and old will enjoy this spell-binding adaption of JM Barrie’s classic tale.”