Peter Pan 360 – Interview w/ Founder & Producer Charlie Burnell

Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular innovative live stage production of Peter Pan in the Threesixty Theatre – a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is a luxurious climate-controlled, world-class theatre-tent. Combining intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI projection, and actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, Peter Pan 360 brings J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life.  From ATTPAC Website.

Click through for a chat with Founder of 360 Entertainment and Producer of the Peter Pan Tour, Charlie Burnell.

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J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is not only getting a new film adaptation, but this year Dallas gets to witness the spellbinding tour that is Peter Pan 360.  The production utilizes a theater-in-the-round setting with an overhead surround CGI projection that fully immerses the audience into Neverland. 

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Charlie explained how the real inspiration of his original concept was just answering the question of how would J.M. Barrie put on a production of his beloved novel himself?

The production premiered in London's Kensington Gardens, the original home of Peter Pan and where the statue of Peter has stood since 1912.

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The American tour has visited Washington D.C. and is currently in Houston performing.  Charlie visited with us more about this incredible production.  In particularly he talked at length about the amazing CGI projection that is overhead the audience.

I think it'll be more vibrant to show you a visual look at all the show.

Some fun details of the Peter Pan 360 Production:

  • 12 Projectors, delivering 360 degree projection
  • 10 million pixels
  • 15,000 square feet of CGI
  • 400 Sq miles of virtual London were rendered
  • The largest surround CGI venue in the world
  • The world's first fully 360 cinematic projection for live theatre performance
  • 100 computers took 4 weeks to create the images – It would have taken 8 years for a single computer to render!

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I asked Charlie if American audiences will experience what the London audience experienced or something new.

Charlie was awesome enough to talk about some of his favorite moments in the production itself.

Tinker Bell and the Kids Flying to Neverland

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An underwater sequence.

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Peter Pan tour opens in Dallas on November 11th and plays through December 6th. 

For more information about the show and to purchase tickets please go here or here.

Don't miss out on this amazing show! 

Peter Pan 360 Charlie Burnell

 

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