It’s panto season! (Oh no it isn’t, etc…) Full disclosure: I haven’t seen a panto since I was a kid, and went in to the Opera House’s Peter Pan frankly a little bit cynical. I’d assumed it was just for parents wanting to introduce their kids to theatre – a great aim, but one with not much to offer someone like me. How wrong I was.
‘Everything about this production is impressive’: PETR PAN – Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Online review) ★★★★★
After the year we’ve all had no one can be forgiven for wanting a touch of escapism this Christmas. Thankfully the Barn Theatre has come to the rescue with it latest production, Peter Pan.
The Shows Must Go On: Peter Pan Live! reschedules for YouTube streaming this Fri
Free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On continues its theatre lockdown weekly schedule with the rescheduled stream of Peter Pan Live!
The Shows Must Go On: Peter Pan Live! is next up on lockdown musicals channel
Free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On continues its theatre lockdown weekly schedule with another ‘live’ television broadcast of a Broadway musical, Peter Pan Live!
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri in Never Land at Lazarus Theatre’s new staging of Peter Pan
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock escapes to Never Land care of Lazarus Theatre company’s new ensemble take on Peter Pan at London’s Greenwich Theatre. Got any questions?
‘The perfect family trip to the theatre’: PETER PAN – Southampton ★★★★
With its colourful set, fast-paced story and funny jokes Peter Pan keeps the younger members of the audience transfixed and it was a delight to hear them chuckling and booing.
NEWS: Lazarus Theatre announces Macbeth, Hedda Gabler & Peter Pan for 2020
Award-winning ensemble company Lazarus Theatre has announced their third annual residency at Greenwich Theatre with a 2020 line-up of three re-imagined classics – Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and Peter Pan – all with post-show Q&As chaired by MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre
Sally Cookson’s National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic production of JM Barrie’s classic story Peter Pan officially opens the Troubadour White City Theatre, where it’s booking until 27 October 2019. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Peter Pan, The Worst Witch, Crystal Clear & more
Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Peter Pan, The Worst Witch, Shackleton’s Carpenter & more
‘A delight of constantly inventive staging’: PETER PAN – Troubadour White City Theatre ★★★★★
Sally Cookson’s reinterpreted Peter Pan at the new, splendid, exciting Troubadour Theatre very near White City tube captures contemporary imaginations because they can see how it works, and are gripped by the techniques.
NEWS: Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan will open at the Troubadour White City in July 2019
Sally Cookson’s retelling of Peter Pan by JM Barrie will open at new West London venue, Troubadour White City Theatre, on 20 July 2019 and run through to 27 October, with a press performance on 27 July.
‘The audience is easily swept away on a magical journey’: PETER PAN – Park Theatre
The wonderful thing about going to the theatre to see a family-orientated show such as Peter Pan is seeing just how the children in the audience react to what they are watching.
‘Beautifully festive theatre’: PETER PAN – Park Theatre ★★★★
In an exciting and ambitious move for one of London’s leading Off-West End venues, the Park Theatre splashes the cash on its Christmas production and with flying experts Foy on board, have arranged for Peter Pan and Wendy to soar through the space of the Park 200. And if the look of wonder in the eyes of the kids in the audience on press night is anything to go by, it has been money well spent.
Looking for some alternative festive fare? Debbie has some recommendations…
As you know, Mind the Blog is a Panto-Free Zone – but what if you want to find some alternative festive fare? Whether it’s family fun or something a little more grown-up, we have a selection of seasonal offerings (old and new) that might be of use to you.
‘Achieves an excellent balance between old & new’: Wendy & Peter Pan – Edinburgh ★★★★
Old and new collide in Wendy & Peter Pan, a beautifully staged Lyceum Christmas production that combines originality with fidelity to the spirit of a much-loved classic.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Seven of the best shows opening in December
December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected seven of the very best opening next month…
‘A sweet family show with a surprising amount of action’: FINDING PETER – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★
Finding Peter is a sweet family show with a surprising amount of action packed into 45 minutes – Jenny Wilford leads well.
Braving open-air theatre: working with the weather… & alpacas
Attending the first show of 2018 made me wonder, not for the first time, why we mad Brits persist in doing outdoor theatre. This is not Verona, Seville or Avignon, after all.
‘This story never resonated with me properly – until now’: PETER PAN – Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park ❤❤❤❤❤
This enchanting production of Peter Pan is filled with enough magic and creativity to make the adults in the audience fully embrace the child within.
‘This isn’t the gentle hymn to theatricality many children knew’: PETER PAN – Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park
The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park finally has a summer pantomime in Peter Pan they can revive with minor tweaks and cast changes forever if they so desire.