The countdown to Christmas is on! And it’s looking to be a colourful occasion in Birmingham as Boy George is coming to play Captain Cook in a Neverland Fantasy at Resorts World Arena, by the NEC
The big budget extravaganza adaptation of J.M Barrie’s much-loved tale Peter Pan promises to be a spectacular spin on the timeless classic adventure.
Following the success of ELF -THE MUSICAL arena tour last year, the same production team, aptly named World’s Biggest Productions - headed by the maestro producer Jon Conway - are at the helm of a “supersize spectacle” with awe-inspiring special effects and lots of fun.
Boy George, most recently on our screens in I’m a Celeb before Christmas 2022, said: “I’m really looking forward to playing Captain Hook and showing off my evil side! I make my first entrance on a life size galleon that sails around the stage in front of an amazing water-wall fountain.
“Although the show has traditional pantomime elements, it is so much more, being a mix of cirque and spectacular event and I get a chance to fight a giant animatronic crocodile. What’s not to like?”
The show will bring Hollywood glamour by featuring the stage debut of Dorit Kemsley playing the mermaid. Known across the globe from the celebrated ‘Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills’ TV show, Dorit said: “I am so excited to work with George who is a dear friend and god-father to my children Jagger and Phoenix, who will also be in the show as part of Peter Pan’s gang.”
The cast of fifty includes a dozen cirque performers, dazzling aerial stunts, a giant battle where the audience throw cannon balls at Hook’s ship and a death-defying escape from a locked water tank by rising comedy star Jordan Conway playing Peter Pan, plus a large troupe of Irish and Highland dancers.
Fabulous animated digital sets redefine the genre with an immersive experience of magic and wonderment that even the most cynical audiences will be blown away by.
PETER PAN - The Arena Spectacular will arrive at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on 22nd December until 24th December.
World’s Biggest Productions are back by popular demand, and this time the production is even bigger and better. Producer Jon Conway added: “I am thrilled to be working with Boy George, surely one of the most iconic stars of all time, who will make this production stylish and unique.
“We use every square inch of the stage and auditorium to deliver a massive production both breath-taking and hilarious”.
Two huge LED screens make sure nobody ever misses any of the action. PETER PAN - The Arena Spectacular promises audiences an awfully big adventure, with tickets to this belter of a stage show going on sale from May 17.
Tickets for Peter Pan - The Arena Spectacular go on sale to the general public on May 17 at 10am BST here: Peter Pan at Resorts World Arena