Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Peter Pan @ Grand Canal Theatre
Many of the Lost Boys were played by Irish children and the two actors playing Michael Darling are too. The rest of the cast was English, with Les Dennis being the most famous, and fairly unrecognisable as Smee.
One technical criticism, which I also remember saying about the last thing I saw in the Grand Canal Theatre, was that the music was too loud at times and you couldn't hear the lyrics clearly. This wouldn't be so bad in a familiar story but with new music, we do want to hear what they're singing. Turn up the mikes, turn down the orchestra, please!
So net result: bring your kids but don't expect a multi-layered Pixar-like production for the adults. It's running until 6th August with nightly and matinee performances with tickets available from the usual places.