FINDING NEVERLAND - THE MUSICAL
22 SEP - 18 OCT 2012
Finding Neverland is a feel-good musical for families and grown-ups – who haven’t fully grown up!
Our story begins the day after James Barrie’s new play The Wedding Guest has flopped.
Walking with his dog Porthos in Kensington Gardens, he meets a beautiful widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four boys, Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Inspired by their hilarious and fun-filled misadventures, he creates the magical and beloved world of Peter Pan.
Based on the Academy Award-winning film, this celebrated musical is packed with stunning dance and musical numbers. Producer Harvey Weinstein, who executive produced the film, has put together an exceptional team led by multiple Tony and Olivier Award-winning director and choreographer Rob Ashford. Michael Korie and Scott Frankel are the award-winning lyricist and composer (Grey Gardens) and the book is by Allan Knee.
Don’t be surprised if you see a pirate ship sailing across the stage, while mermaids dance and magical gardens enchant.
Finding Neverland will transport audiences to extraordinary places beyond their wildest imagination, ensuring wonderfully enchanting entertainment at its best!
British stage and screen actor Julian Ovenden will play JM Barrie. Having conquered the West End and Broadway, this charismatic actor and singer has just released his debut album and is well known for playing many leading roles in high profile television shows on both sides of the Atlantic. Two spine-tingling, show-stopping performances at the 2010 Proms, singing Sondheim and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
West End actress Rosalie Craig will play Sylvia, the mother of the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired Barrie to write his classic stories. Craig is currently wowing audiences and critics as the Mother in Ragtime at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. Her other recent theatre credits include Company at Sheffield Crucible, London Road at the National Theatre and Swallows and Amazons at the Bristol Old Vic and Aspects of Love at the Menier for which she was nominated for the Whatsonstage.com Best Actress in a Musical Award.
Pre-theatre Dining Experience:
2 COURSE MEAL ONLY £12.95
Selected dates apply. Must be booked in advance. For more information and to book, please call the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.
After show discussion
Thu 11 Oct
Page to Stage
Thu 11 Oct
|Performance Type||Price Area A||Price Area B||Price Area C|
Evenings 7.30pm or 6.30pm (3 Oct)
|DISCOUNTS (Subject to availability)|
|16 - 26||£15|
|Over 60s and registered unemployed||£2.50 off|
|Under 18s school groups||£10 (Tue - Thu perfs only)|
|Groups of 10+||For further information Contact Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595|
|Membership discount (standard and family)||15% off|
- Scott Frankel
- Composer and Vocal Arrangements
- Rob Ashford
- Direction and Choreography
- Allan Knee
- Michael Korie
- Rosalie Craig
- Sylvia Llewelyn-Davies
- Norman Bowman
- P.G Woodhouse
- Michelle Francis
- Ashley E Hale
- On Stage Swing
- Julie Jupp
- Stuart Neal
- Liz Robertson
- Mrs Dumaurier
- Stephen Webb
- Julian Ovenden
- J.M. Barrie
- Oliver Boot
- Blunt / Hook
- Clare Foster
- Mary Barrie
- Edward Lewis French
- On Stage Swing
- Frankie Jenna
- Martin Ledwith
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- Zoe Rainey
- Gary Watson
- Matt Wilman
- Edward Elgar
The Daily Telegraph
"The best Streetcar I have ever seen" A Streetcar Named Desire at the Donmar Warehouse
"Shrek is directed with great charm and elating zip with deligthfully uncynical freshness of spirit" Shrek at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
The New Yorker
"A first rate, high stepping musical! Every nanosecond of Rob Ashford's production is eloquent with craft and wit. This show is luminous!" How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
"Julian Ovenden and Rosalie Craig are strong, intelligent actors who make the growing relationship between Barrie and widow Sylvia utterly convincing and heart-warming."
"It is marvellously staged, with projection, flying, mermaids, smoke and mechanical surprises, plus a St Bernard the size of a Smart car"
What's on Stage
"I haven't experienced such magic in a theatre production since Mary Poppins"