Bradley Walsh and Jenna Russell are the first performers to be cast in the concert staging of Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure, making its return to the London stage at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 25 October for a matinee and evening performance.
Entertainment stalwart and star of stage and screen, Bradley Walsh (Coronation Street, Law and Order UK, The Chase), will take to the stage to perform the iconic role of Captain Hook. Also announced, Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell (Call the Midwife, Songs For a New World, Soho Cinders) will take on the role of Mrs Darling.
Producers Ollie Rosenblatt and Elliot Davis said: “We are so proud to present Peter Pan as part of the Musicals In Concert Series, building on the previous success of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Of Thee I Sing.
“Bradley Walsh is a huge talent whose versatility is showcased across many genres of entertainment. It is an absolute thrill to have him join Peter Pan in Concert as Captain Hook. Jenna Russell is one of the UK’s finest leading ladies and together with Bradley makes the standard of talent in Peter Pan exceptional.”
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe said: “As two writers who steadfastly refuse to grow up, we are delighted that Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure is to fly into London again. We are even more excited knowing that Bradley and Jenna are stepping into the roles of Captain Hook and Mrs Darling. The humour and heart they will bring to the story means that these two concert performances are going to be a real treat for the whole family. We can’t wait!”
Based on J. M. Barrie’s classic, the production features music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe (Honk!, Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes, Soho Cinders) and a book by the late Willis Hall.
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