Posted on December 4, 2015

Neverland at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Adventures/ local review

Last night we went on an ‘awfully big adventure’ to watch Neverland at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. I haven’t visit Lakeside Arts before and didn’t actually know that there was a theatre there until recently so it was a fab discovery to make as we love going to the theatre.

I remember watching a Peter Pan pantomime when I was little and I absolutely loved it, I love the Peter Pan story and was very excited about going to watch Neverland.

From the same creative team that brought you A Christmas Carol in 2013 comes a brand new musical production for families, inspired by J.M.Barrie’s timeless classic about a boy who never wants to grow up.

Meet a particularly cheeky Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, grumpy Mr Darling, and of course a certain Captain Hook as we are whisked across the sky to a world of transformation and enchantment…

Neverland is suitable for children age 4 years and over and it opens TODAY and runs until the end of December. Tickets are £8.50 and I really do recommend you go and watch it. The kids loved it, as soon as it ended Bugs (age 5) asked if we can watch it again. He was laughing and totally engaged with it the whole way through, which for a 5 year old as fidgety as my 5 year old is amazing.

There are only three members of cast in Neverland and it lasts about an hour. It is funny and touching, the actors and actress are fantastic and have beautiful voices. It was totally different to what I expected it to be but not at all in a bad way, just different (you’ll have to go and see it to see how) and we LOVED it!

Lakeside have been working with local schools and professional artists to transform the Wallner Gallery for their Christmas production, you can see just a bit of their work above. It is really worth visiting, the kids loved it! Even if you aren’t going to the show I would go and visit and have a cuppa in their cafe too 🙂

* We received free tickets to watch the Neverland dress rehearsal which took place last night. I wrote this post because we thoroughly enjoyed the show and wanted to recommend it to you.

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21 Comments

  • Reply Charly Dove December 14, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Ahh this sounds awesome, what an absolute treat! There seems to be a lot happening in Nottingham, it’s a shame it’s not closer to us although we do alright in Guildford 🙂

  • Reply Ruthy @ Minibreak Mummy December 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

    We used to live in Beeston which meant Lakeside was within walking distance. I really miss it!

    It looks as though you all enjoyed the dress rehearsal. Great photos – especially the kids trying out the mermaid tail! xxx

  • Reply oana79 December 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    We are heading out in a little while to watch the yearly pantomime in our local theater, for us a good show is the thing that marks the beginning of Christmas holidays!xx

  • Reply Kizzy December 8, 2015 at 5:11 am

    This sounds amazing, I will look into this and see if we can fit it in

  • Reply Cassie December 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I love the mermaid suit 🙂

  • Reply Ness @ JibberJabberUK December 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I’m quite intrigued as to how Peter Pan is done with just three cast members. Sounds a great production for this time of year.

  • Reply Mums do travel December 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    This sounds like a great production – I’m glad that you all enjoyed it.

  • Reply Kara December 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    If only we were closer – we love Peter Pan here

  • Reply Stephen December 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    This sounds like a great show and it looks like you had fun!

  • Reply Ickle Pickle December 6, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    This sounds so great – we love Peter Pan and Neverland. Kaz x

  • Reply Liska @NewMumOnline December 6, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Ah the kids look so happy. Sounds like a fabulous show. Great you discovered that theatre now 🙂
    Liska xx

  • Reply Chris @thinlyspread December 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Oh this looks lovely! I’m a big supporter of local theatre and performance for children and this one sounds fab!

  • Reply Lianne December 6, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Aw i love family shows like this!! can’t wait till my youngest gets a little older and we can go see shows like this again 🙂

  • Reply Alice Project: Wanderlust December 6, 2015 at 9:15 am

    This looks like you had so much fun. Must be really interesting to see a dress rehearsal

  • Reply Globalmouse December 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    This sounds great – we love going to the pantomime and are all for supporting them, it’s such a great British tradition.

  • Reply Kerry norris December 5, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    It sounds like a fab show. I love Peter pan. We just bought our daughter a beautiful edition of the book x

  • Reply Claire December 5, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    That sounds like a great show and it looks like you had fun 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Bailey December 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Oh wow what a great sounding show – I love that it is so small but sounds wonderful. x

  • Reply Charlotte Braithwaite December 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    This is brilliant!
    I love going to shows. Ive popped this down on our list.
    Thanks for sharing hun – Amazing that your little cuties got to test out the props 😀
    Charlotte x

  • Reply Rachel December 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I love the story of Peter Pan and this sounds like a great experience x

  • Reply Tori Gabriel December 5, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I love the story of Peter Pan. I’m looking forward to seeing the new Pan movie that has just come out. X

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