Karma Chameleon Boy George Debuts as Captain Hook
A big budget extravaganza adaptation of J.M Barrie’s much-loved tale Peter Pan is set to bring a little slice of Neverland to Aberdeen’s P&J Live on the 27th & 28th of December 2023, 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” with awe-inspiring special effects and lots of fun.
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 a 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 ‘Real Housewives Of Beverley 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. Prior filming commitments mean Dorit can’t appear in Liverpool and Cardiff, but her debut will be featured in her RHOBH tv show.
The cast of fifty 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.
Louise Stewart, Interim Managing Director at P&J Live says: “Who doesn’t love a panto?! We’re excited to fly into this new adventure in December just in time for the New Year, as our favourite characters from Peter Pan take us to Neverland. Starring Tinkerbell, Boy George as Hook and the leader of the lost boys' Peter Pan, there will be some surprises in store during this ultimate pantomime adventure. All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.”
World’s Biggest Productions are 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 production stylish and unique. We use every square inch of the stage and auditorium to deliver a massive production both breath-taking and hilarious. Two huge LED screens make sure nobody ever misses any of the action.”
PETER PAN - The Arena Spectacular promises audiences an awfully big adventure, with tickets to this belter of a stage show going on sale from 17th May.
Three mobile customers can get their hands on presale tickets on Monday 15th May from 10:00am, Venue presale tickets on Tuesday 16th May at 10.00am and tickets go on general sale at 10.00am on Wednesday 17th May on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
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There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.