Wendy - the Peter Pan musical
Honouring the original text of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, but reimagined for a 21st century audience, Wendy takes centre stage as she charts a path in Neverland from youthful innocence to changing the world alongside the adored characters of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys.
Featuring 20 newly composed songs, the revival of forgotten Barrie characters including the Never Bird and the Mermaid, and a colourful and exhilarating production featuring original choreography and flying, colourful costumes, mechanical creatures, and stunning lighting and digital effects, the premiere production - by Auckland's National Youth Theatre Company - featured a cast of 220 on stage in a show destined to become part of the musical theatre canon.
Writers-composers Jonathan Alver and James Doy have crafted an incredible song list reflecting the eccentric nature of J M Barrie's writing whilst bringing it alive for a new generation.