NEWS: Boy George Debuts as Captain Hook in Neverland Fantasy at OVO Hydro Arena Glasgow

A big budget adaptation of J.M Barrie’s much-loved tale Peter Pan flies into top UK venues from October promising a spectacular spin on the timeless classic adventure.

Following the success of ELF -THE MUSICAL arena tour last year, the same production team headed by the maestro producer Jon Conway are at the helm of a “supersize spectacle” as panto meets cirque with awe-inspiring special effects and tons of fun.

PETER PAN – The Arena Spectacular features lead singer of the iconic 80’s pop band Culture Club, Boy George as Captain Hook, and Dorit Kemsley of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills who is trading her luxurious LA lifestyle to tread the boards in the UK.

The cast of a hundred includes a dozen cirque performers, dazzling aerial stunts, a giant battle where the audience throw cannonballs 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.

Boy George 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 the 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 ITVX ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly 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.” However, prior filming commitments mean Dorit can’t appear in Liverpool and Cardiff, but her debut will be featured in her RHOBH tv show.

World’s Biggest Productions is 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 show stylish and unique. We use every square inch of the stage and auditorium to deliver a massive extravaganza that is both breath-taking and hilarious. Two huge LED screens will ensure that nobody ever misses any of the action.”


OVO Hydro Arena Glasgow (29th-30th December)
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