REVIEW – Peter Pan at the Lyceum


Following on from our preview of Peter Pan last week, we are pleased to say we have now seen the production and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here follows a review by two of the younger members of the Edinburgh Spotlight family.

By Lauryn, aged 10 and Nadine aged 8 (verbatim as they wrote it)

Peter Pan was really good and really funny. Our favourite character was Tinkerbell who talked in a funny way. We laughed lots and lots. It was an adventurous fairytale and a bit mysterious. I liked them flying but you could see the strings. Captain Hook was nasty and I was glad he was eaten by the crocodile.

I really liked the costumes and the music, but there was only a little of that.

4 stars out of 5, but you should really go and see it. It wasn’t too long either and you can get ice cream at the interval. I had a strawberry one and my cousin had chocolate.

We say

Excellent family entertainment throughout, with the wonderful Tinkerbell’s hilarious brand of gobbledigook stealing the show and prompting constant giggles from the children in the audience.

Wendy and Tiger Lily were stand-out performers as they try (and fail) to win Peter’s confused affections, but the epic final battle between the brilliantly evil crocodile-fearing Captain Hook and Peter Pan was the highlight for most.

The Lyceum proved the perfect, cosy, venue for this classic favourite, and the cast did well to produce their professional best despite a rude theatre-goer allowing their mobile phone to constantly beep! The thunderous applause at the end was well deserved for all.

Grab a ticket whilst you still can, via their box office. Photos of the production can be found on the Lyceum’s flickr set

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