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Peter Pan (Susan Elkin reviews)

Peter Pan continues at the Rose Theatre, Kingston until 7 January 2023.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

Four adult professionals and a splendid cast of 20 performers from Rose Youth Theatre form the gender-blind cast for this show. The young members work in two teams. It was Green Cast on press night.

The music is pre-recorded rather than live but the cast seems to work happily with it. It’s a show with occasional songs rather than full-blown musical theatre. The slinkily rhythmic melody for the pirates is especially effective (music, lyrics and orchestrations are by Vikki Stone).

The show is framed by a lively grandmother (Hilary Maclean, good), probably 1960s, trying to coax her grandson Ralph (Ella Waldmann, Green Cast) to bed in an old-fashioned nursery …. the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review  

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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