Olivier Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
|Booking From:||Friday, 13th January 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 4th February 2017|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for 7+|
This was a real treat. Different enough to be interesting, but traditional enough to be a real Peter Pan. Fantastic aerobatics, excellent music, funny performances, and a very strong ending with its emphasis on motherhood. An engrossing, amusing and sentimental pleasure from start to finish. I can't understand JohnS's charge of amateurism, and OB's comments must refer to a different production, since his review predates the first performances by a month.
We loved it! Went on Press night with my 12yr old and nine year old fellas and we were all completely mesmerised... Thoughfulful initially as to the apparent simplicity of the set but from the moment "Nana" came on stage I found the humour and what with fast pace of energy and fun I was completely drawn in immediately. The production isn't lavish, yet so clever, you wonder at how something so simple could be so effective and yet it truly is... The wolfs and the crocodile!! The cast were amazing, all of them! They all had so much to do, it's full on action from beginning to end always playing some part of the production. Loved the music, the singing was beautiful and the atmospheric rumbles and bangs were good enough to make the youngest jump! It's long and yet flows with such pace and energy you will never want it to end... Really clever production and made some really special memories.
Saw this in it's 3rd preview last Saturday, 19 November. It was the most amateurish production I've ever seen and there was nothing in it to appeal to young children or anyone else. The National should be ashamed of itself for putting on such rubbish in The Olivier for the Christmas season. We left after the first act along with many others. I felt sorry for families that had travelled a long way to see this.
Terrible! So disappointed we left at the interval and will be asking for our money back. No costumes, tinkerbell was a laser pen and the crocodile was a child snapping their arms. Couldn't hear some of the cast and all the children were bored as they didn't have a clue what was going on! Have never left a show half way through before, very disappointing.
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