Tuesday, April 14, 2009

From the files of "What on EARTH??"

It’s amazing what can be found stuck in the annals of the Internet.
There’s a Legoland in Windsor, Berkshire in England. It has many subdivisions of fun: Imagination Centre, Miniland, Duplo Land, LEGO City, Land of the Vikings, Kingdom of the Pharaohs, Wild Woods, Knights' Kingdom, Adventure Land.

But there’s also a bit of fun they once presented which doesn’t quite fit in the way that LEGO blocks should. Check out this description of a stage show:

Peter Pan’s Christmas Adventure
Performed in the Imagination Theatre, this was an adaptation of the story of Peter Pan, in which Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee try to prevent Peter and Wendy from reaching the North Pole to meet Father Christmas. The show included a number of musical pieces, a lot of wire work, and a number of theatrical effects including snow.

The truly scary part? It’s not inconceivable as having happened.
It’s entirely possible that during her stay in the Neverland Wendy told Peter about the mysterious, wonderful and magical Father Christmas. Knowing Pan, he’d have to see the Holiday Head Honcho for himself and set out right away. Captain Hook would likely follow, but I’m curious as to why he’d just bring Smee along. Hook knows Smee is not the brightest bulb in a string of Holiday lights and would probably want some other help. (Perhaps it’s to cut back on the amount of actors needed?) I say “likely” because it’s not a foregone conclusion that he would chase after them. After all, he doesn’t follow Peter Pan to the mainland normally. Maybe seeing the boy fly off with Wendy intrigued him enough to enter a longboat? Furthermore, why would it just be Wendy who goes? I’d imagine she would want at least her brothers (if not all the Lost Boys) to see the North Pole and Father Christmas. Then again, it’s very like Peter to forbid it. Or else it’s the less actor factor again? I suppose I won’t ever know without having seen it. But then again, I’m not sure I’d want to.

I certainly hope it entertained the youngsters (and maybe even some adults.)

(I suspect the "Peter Pan" picture is actually a Robin Hood figure - note the little pouch.)

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