The Return of Peter Pan
Music by Stephen Keeling Book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna
Creative development by John Havu
Orchestrations by Stef Mens
THE RETURN OF PETER PAN is a wonderful new musical sequel to Peter Pan.
Concord Theatricals Berlin license the show.
Brina has no time for stories - or her flakey mother - until a chance encounter with some strange old men leads her and her siblings to a startling Neverland adventure.
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The premiere production is at Theater Regensburg and plays in repertoire from November 4th 2023 till February 11th 2024
Directed by Sebastian Ritschel and Ronny Scholz
From a concept by Annette Leistenschneider
Musical Direction by Harish Shankar
Designed by Kristopher Kempf
Choreography by AnnaLisa Canton
The cast is led by Felix Rabas as Peter, Scarlett Pulwey as Brina, Alejandro Nicolas Firlei Fernandez as Hook, Fabiana Locke as Tink, Benedikt Eder as Tootman, Paul Kmetsch as Smee and Esther Baar as Jane.
Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra
The Mittelbayerische Zeitung writes about the premiere: "The opulent musical fairy tale is a highlight of the theatre season". The review in Buenenlichter : “The melodies get stuck in your head… wonderfully performed. The actors are a joy to behold and round off this imaginative, superbly realised family musical perfectly” and "The music of Stephen Keeling is largely reminiscent of classical music films or British musicals (such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)" and "The music of the piece is wonderfully performed by the Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Harish Shankar." The run, in repertoire till February, is almost sold out. Images from the world premiere at Theater Regensburg by Marie Liebig.
Listen to demo recordings of The Big Adventures and Anywhere But Here
Brina is fed up. Her mother is a flake, they've just been thrown out of yet another home and now they're being hassled in the park by a group of strange old men. Deep in her teenage rebellious phase, Brina wants more out of life. When her mother accepts the old men's offer of shelter, "more" is exactly what Brina gets. The old men are Peter Pan's Lost Boys, grown up at last. When Peter arrives, with Tink the feisty fairy, he whisks Brina and her brothers back to a much changed Neverland. A Neverland where the Pirates have set up home with the Mermaids on the shores of 'Lagoonland' and Captain James Hook has just escaped from the jaws of the crocodile (whose throat proved too small to swallow him). Set on revenge, and determined to raise the Pirate Flag once more, Hook sets out to destroy his old enemy, Pan. Peter, Brina and Tink find themselves caught up in the biggest of all big adventures - an adventure which hangs on whether Brina can really bring herself to believe in magic.