Peter Pan, a musical adventure (Stiles and Drewe)

by  George Stiles, Willis Hall, Anthony Drewe

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  15m, 5f, 2m or f

Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by Stiles & Drewe and the late Willis Hall.

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Peter Pan, a musical adventure (Stiles and Drewe)

by  George Stiles Willis Hall Anthony Drewe

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Peter Pan, a musical adventure (Stiles and Drewe)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    15m, 5f, 2m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is a festive adventure, perfect for the whole family. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colorful characters including the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook. With a spectacular mix of swashbuckling adventure, jaw dropping flying, and an infectious score, Peter Pan is guaranteed to bring forth one's inner child, and send you reeling "Just Beyond the Stars."

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Accolades

  • In Denmark, Peter Pan won Best Song and the Orchestra's Award at the 1996 International Musical of the Year. 

Reviews

"...the sheer good humour of Never Neverland creates a wonderful feel-good atmosphere which was sustained for the whole evening...the musical score by Stiles and Drew suggested to me traces of Sondheim, Bartand, Lloyd Webber..." - The Stage

"...a winner for both adults and children... a truly magical world come to life before our eyes..." - Reviews Gate.com

"From Beginning to end this is simply a joy...The tunes escalate the magic.... and makes the already brilliant J M Barrie Story all the more sublime." - Yorkshire Evening Post

"Tuned to near perfection...Songs full of wit and warmth...A Fantastic Flight of Fancy..." - Coventry Telegraph

"This is pure enchantment, sprinkled with fairy dust.... Pantastic..." - Primary Times

"The contemporary score is timeless and tuneful..." - The Independent

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Flying Flying

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The streets of London, the Darling family nursery, and of course, Neverland!
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Large

Song Samples

There's Something in the Air Tonight
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Just Beyond the Stars
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Tink's Arrival/Peter's Arrival
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Never Land
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The Lost Boys Gang
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Good Old Captain Hook
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Build a House
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The Cleverness of Me
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Crocodile and Tiger Lily
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When I Kill Peter Pan
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Rose-Tinted Eyepatch
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Just Beyond the Stars (Reprise)
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One Big Adventure
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The Cleverness of Me (Reprise)
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When I Kill Peter Pan/Good Old Captain Hook (Reprise)
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One Big Adventure (Reprise)
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A Pirate with a Conscience
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Never Land (Reprise)
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The Fight
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Just Home (Just Beyond The Stars Reprise)
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There's Always Tomorrow
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Casting

15m, 5f, 2m or f

THE STORYTELLER
NEWSPAPER BOY
MRS. DARLING (MARY)
NANA
WENDY
JOHN
MICHAEL
MR. DARLING (GEORGE)
LIZA
PETER PAN
TINKER BELL
TIGER LILY
A CROCODILE 

THE LOST BOYS:
SLIGHTLY
TOOTLES
NIBS
CURLY
FIRST TWIN
SECOND TWIN

THE PIRATES:
CAPTAIN JAS. HOOK
SMEE
CECCO
MULLINS
BILL JUKES
COOKSON
GENTLEMAN STARKEY
SKYLIGHTS
NOODLER

ENSEMBLE:
A LAMPLIGHTER
LONDONERS
MERMAIDS
INDIAN BRAVES

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Prospective producers need not consider themselves outfaced by the seemingly substantial list of characters - with astute doubling, and a willing company, this musical can be performed in its entirety with a cast of 22. To allow for swings and understudies, 25 is a safer number. 

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Score
25 Vocal Chorus Books/Libretti

Woodwind (Piccolo, Flute [Optional Ethnic Flutes in C, D, E, F#, Bb, and B], Bass Flute [If Available], Tenor Saxophone, Shaker)
Horn in F
Percussion (Drum Kit, Timpani, Orchestral Bass Drum, Glockenspiel, Mark Tree, Tam Tam, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Tambourine, Toy Drum, Temple Blocks, Ratchet, Chestnut Rattle, Triangle, Cowbell, Whip, Machine Castanets, 3 Woodblocks, Ankle Bells, Djembe, Tumba, Conga, Quinto, Bongos, Cabasa)
Guitar (Electric, Nylon Acoustic, Steel 6 or 12 String)
Music Director / Keyboard I
Keyboard II
Cello (Acoustic / Electric)
Bass (Upright / Electric / Acoustic Bass Guitar)

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Authors

George Stiles

George Stiles

Willis Hall

Willis Hall

Anthony Drewe

Anthony Drewe

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure first saw light of day in Denmark, at the International Musical Of The Year in 1996. In 1999 it was seen in a full production at Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen, performed in Danish. Under the direction of Julia McKenzie and Jonathan Butterell a staged concert, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, was produced as a one-off event at the Royal Festival Hall in 2001 - which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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