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There are acrobats and pretty set pieces, along with gorgeous costumes, that will keep audiences entertained throughout the 2 hour show.

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story’

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is a musical that will run at Resorts World Sentosa from 27th November 2014 to 20th January 2015.

Photo Credit - Luk Monsaert. Peter Pan and Wendy (Centre).
Photo Credit – Luk Monsaert. Peter Pan and Wendy (Centre).

This musical tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a boy Peter Pan (Sandor Sturbl) who lives in Neverland, and his adventures there with friend Wendy (Lilly-Jane Young) and fairy Tinker Bell (Christina Ceconello) as they battle Captain Hook (Wim Van Den Driesche), with the help of the Lost Boys who live there too.

This musical doesn’t have original songs but is packed with recognisable songs late in the first half and into the second half, that included hits from Alphaville (Forever Young), Seal (Kiss from a Rose), Robbie Williams (Angels), Josh Groban (You Raise Me Up), and even Puccini (Nessum Dorma).

Sturbl and Young, who are newly weds in real life (he proposed on stage in Glasgow in January and they got married in Scotland 2 weeks before the show opened here), bring major chemistry to many of their musical duets, as they harmonise beautifully with each other. Many times Sturbl sounds like a young pop star with his powerful Rock-ish voice and Young entices the audience easily with her crystal clear vocals. Van Den Drische lends his rich baritone to the more classical numbers that he delivered effortlessly to much applause.

Although the first half of the play is passable, it is the second half that brings more excitement as that part of the production also boasts of tight choreography and dance movements, along with more exciting plot points and characters.

There are also acrobats and pretty set pieces, along with gorgeous costumes, that will keep audiences entertained throughout the 2 hour show.

Although Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is a musical made more for children, the kid in you can’t help but giggle as giant dogs and huge crocodiles wander on the stage and through the audience. I guess as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, will attest to – Sometimes, we all have a kid inside of us.

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About Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam

Ex-professor, Ex-phd student, current freelance critic, writer and filmmaker.

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