Theatre Review: Peter Pan: A New Adventure @ Greenwich Theatre
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Andrew Pollard has been luring me to the Greenwich Theatre every Christmas for the past few years with hysterical adaptions of classic stories and this year the Dame is back with a hilarious, brand new journey from modern day London back to Neverland!
From the get go the panto is filled with typical camaraderie including an innocent looking Peter Pan, played by Rory Maguire, introduced by flying through the air singing Chezney Hawkes’ hit “I am the One and Only”. Hook (Anthony Spargo) continuousing jeering the crowd with his daring banter which is a show stealer, and Long Joan Silver (Andrew Pollard) gracing the stage with sharp, sidesplitting jokes and flamboyant outfits that are not easy on the eyes! The story would assume the audience is familar with J.M Barrie's orginal tale of Pan and his conflict with Hook in Neverland, but as the title suggests this is a new escapade written by Pollard containing characters old and new, familiar locations and wild enchantment seasoned with all round entertainment for kids and adults alike. Wendy (Louise Young) sings sweetly and cruises through her lines with such elegance and passion, meanwhile Krystal Dockery as Tinkerbell captures the hearts of the audience with her hapless love for Pan, all illustrated with a lovable and entertaining ensemble.
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