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Come fly with Peter Pan and friends
J.M.Barrie's magical tale of Peter Pan is as exciting and timeless as the youthful boy he wrote about.
It has sparked many an imagination worldwide, but now families will get the chance to experience Peter Pan's battles in Neverland with Captain Hook, his friendship with Wendy and even see him fly in real-life using a host of technological special effects.
On the music side, world-famous Hollywood musical director Matt Dunkley, who lists soundtracks for Moulin Rouge, Black Swan and Inception in his repertoire, is adapting classic hits by artists including Robbie Williams, Seal and Rod Stewart for the Peter Pan soundtrack.
Hi-tech advances will even see Peter elevated into the air without using a harness but a wind turbine instead. It will allow him to realistically fly on to the stage with technology used for the very first time on stage.
Peter Pan enchants families as he flies on to the stage using advanced technology
Meanwhile, CGI mapping will be used to conjure up a magical cinematic quality backdrop to a level of detail that cannot be obtained through normal set design methods. This mapping technology has recently been seen within the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics and is showing itself to be a revolutionary technique in theatrical production.
Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story – World Arena Tour is directed by Luc Petit who has a strong passion for creating an unforgettable viewing experience and has worked closely with Geert Allaert who originally created the idea.
Geert said: "We have to always aim to exceed our audiences' expectations with our shows, venues and creative approach.
To achieve this we have combined artistic and creative excellence with commercial expertise."
Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story – World Arena Tour Birmingham NIA
December 13 to Dec 15, 2013
Tickets cost £20 - £45 from the ticket factory website or by calling 0844 581 1400.
Children under 12 get 10% off at all performances.
The show will also appear at:
Manchester Arena, August 16 to 18, 2013
London Wembley Arena, January 2 to 4, 2014
Nottingham Capital FM Arena, December 21 to 23, 2013
Glasgow Hydro Arena, January 10 to 12, 2014
All performances of the Peter Pan Arena tour will benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, continuing the legacy of JM Barrie's amazing gift of his copyright to the hospital in 1929.