A Spanish musical adaptation of JM Barrie’s famous children’s story Peter Pan comes to the West End’s Garrick theatre for a limited season this spring, from 28 March to 27 April.
Peter Pan El Musical, which has enjoyed box office success in Spain, features all the familiar characters from this most English of stories – Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and Peter Pan himself – who reveal a previously unknown aptitude for languages by performing the musical entirely in Spanish, with English surtitles.
Adapted by Cristina Fargas, the show includes 14 original songs, performed by a cast of 25, led by Spanish musical theatre star Miguel Angel Gamero as Captain Hook and Mr Darling.
Faithful to JM Barrie’s story, the musical follows the leader of Neverland’s Lost Boys, Peter Pan, who pays regular visits to the real world. There he befriends the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – and takes them from London to Neverland for a series of fabulous adventures, encountering petulant fairy Tinkerbell, pirates and Peter’s nemesis, the evil Captain Hook.