Biggest panto Peter Pan just got bigger

Steve Orme

The “world’s biggest pantomime”, Peter Pan—An Awfully BIG Arena Adventure, has added extra performances in both Birmingham and London.

The show features Bradley Walsh as Mr Smee, Martin Kemp as Captain Hook and Matt Knight as Peter Pan.

Walsh said, “I’m so excited to be appearing in Peter Pan. It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which has never been seen before.

“It has a life-size galleon, a 25-foot crocodile and a cast of more than 100. It’s a big, bold arena extravaganza and a festive treat with something for everyone.”

The show will be performed across three arena stages on a film-style Neverland set. The Jolly Roger galleon will sail around the arena in front of a 10,000-gallon water wall. A 60-foot wide LED screen, computer graphic imagery and a live close-up TV relay ensure that everyone will get a good view.

Jon Conway directs. Design is by Wellington Scenic, with lighting design by Jamie Corbidge and sound design by Dave Shepherd.

Peter Pan—An Awfully BIG Arena Adventure runs at Arena Birmingham from 20 until 24 December before transferring to the SSE Arena, Wembley on 29 and 30 December.