This March “Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story” arrives in Dubai for 10 shows at Dubai World Trade Centre Arena. This is the biggest, most spectacular, most glittering, most technically sophisticated and most magical show ever staged in the region. Don’t doubt it.
The show is a mix of theatre, illusion, circus, block-buster movie and rock spectacular rolled into one with 50 dancers, stuntmen, acrobats, magicians, and actors from 10 different countries.
The technical effects are astounding: walls, forests and buildings dissolve, disappear, and miraculously re-form. Waterfalls cascade out of the ether. Lush rivers wind across the stage. Shooting stars, dreamy London roof-top scenes. Pirates with cutlasses rampaging round rigging in mortal combat with Lost Boys bouncing and somersaulting through the air on bungees at heart-in-the-throat heights. This isn’t something you just watch: it’s virtually immersive.
Oh, and by the way, a world first free-flying performance. Not on a rope, not on a wire, not as a hologram run on an algorithm devised by a coder in a silo in a desert owned by Google. No. Peter Pan flies, on my life.
But hold on: have no doubt that all these effects are in the service of one fundamental thing. And that thing is the pure, simple sense of wonderment and magic which lies at the very heart of JM Barrie’s deeply English classic. This is what has ensured that the work endures. It’s what has endeared the story to generations. This is the spirit that this production both honours and respects. It’s the open, honest emotional truth of this show which is just as striking as any of the spectacular effects.
There’s an original score which wraps itself round a treasure chest of 16 top tracks from Robbie Williams to Rod Stewart, and from Supertramp to Seal to Puccini. The Musical Director is Matt Dunkley (the soundtrack mastermind behind Oscar Winning Movie, Moulin Rouge).
The formidable Luc Petit directs. He collaborated with Franco Dragone on Cirque du Soleil productions for 10 years and was the man who created the opening ceremony at Euro 2000. The Artistic Director is Geert Allaert (Music Hall Ltd) whose credits range from Cats and Les Miserable through to classic opera. And choreography is led by the brilliant and classically-trained ex-ballet dancer Martino Muller from Switzerland. The creative team is truly world’s best.
A live adventure which is magic, exciting, enthralling, bewitching, fun, and spectacular. Everything you should expect from live show.
Tickets from AED195, now is your chance to book your ticket exclusively at www.platinumlist.ae
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