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Video: Peter Pan grows up

posted at 1:28 pm on January 15, 2014 by

Well, in a sense, anyway. In one Glasgow stage production, the cast halted the musical so that the actor playing Peter Pan could give the actress playing Wendy something a little more significant than a kiss, or a thimble. He did give her something to put on her finger, though:

If you paid to see this, would the interruption annoy you? Josh Urich thinks so:

Ok, don’t get me wrong. This video is painfully adorable. But am I the only one who would be kind of annoyed if a show I paid for was interrupted like this?

Well, maybe. But if she’d turned him down, we’d have a lot more to remember … and Peter Pan would have even more reason to forget.

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I’d be shouting “Don’t do it! It’s a trap!”

John the Libertarian on January 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Cute, but doesn’t this kill the whole childlike nature of the play? Or maybe the fact that Peter Pan looks like Derek Zoolander already took care of that.

Rocks on January 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Or maybe the fact that Peter Pan looks like Derek Zoolander already took care of that.

Rocks on January 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM

No kidding.

GWB on January 15, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I thought this would be another story about Obama.

Ward Cleaver on January 15, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Everybody is just so precious these days.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 1:50 PM

The crowd didn’t seem to mind.

CurtZHP on January 15, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Not a problem. Too many bad things in the world to get negatively worked up over a tiny good thing.

Sacramento on January 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Academy Awards syndrome. Why is that even a tv show? Because lots of people watch actors, the actors come to think people care about them like a close personal friend. Well, they’re probably right; there are lots of weak minded people in the world.

Fenris on January 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I wouldn’t mind if I were there. I usually enjoy when something unexpected happens. Watching everyone’s reaction is pretty entertaining.

Flange on January 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Scotland?

Aye, Laddie…! SCOTLAND!

BlaxPac on January 15, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Save it until the Curtain Call. Otherwise it’s a disruption.

portlandon on January 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The person playing the dog’s posterior must have appreciated the extra-long time in costume.

Also, hope they all had waterproof makeup.

Marcola on January 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM

As a regular theater-goer, nah, I wouldn’t be upset. I’d be talking about that show for the rest of my life.

Meryl Yourish on January 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Don’t they usually cast some diminutive chick who looks like she’s 12 as Peter Pan for these things, anyway?

The Schaef on January 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

If I’d paid to see that show, I would have viewed the proposal as just a little extra spectacle. A bonus, if you will.

RebeccaH on January 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I wouldn’t mind, it’s nice to see something special like that. But I wonder how the rest of the play went, was she distracted?

tommer74 on January 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM

I was disappointed that this wasn’t another thread about Carney.

nobar on January 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Save it until the Curtain Call. Otherwise it’s a disruption.

portlandon on January 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Yes, that would’ve been much better.

itsnotaboutme on January 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Another reason to avoid the theater (and the theatre).

Lame, to boot. These kinds of engagement antics always make me cringe.

Nomennovum on January 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Frankly I’m shocked you have two heteronormative people involved in stage play.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I’d be shouting “Don’t do it! It’s a trap!”

John the Libertarian on January 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

And you’d be perfectly within your rights to do so. They interrupted the show for personal reasons and exhibitionistically imposed their private matters on everyone. You should be able to impose your opinion under such circumstances.

Nomennovum on January 15, 2014 at 3:22 PM

BTW what’s with the giant dog?

Nomennovum on January 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Color me ‘scrooge-like’….. for me this rates right up there with a news reader on the evening news, stopping to tell me that his sister just had a baby and showing the picture…. totally out of place.

If this feller wanted to impress everybody with his profound love, he shoulda’ hosted a surprise cast party after the show and then got down on one knee — on his dime shilling and his time….

Pecozbill on January 15, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I’m not a fan of public proposals, but that one was very sweet. To cynics I say, “Fie on you!”

JS on January 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

This reminds me of the time I was watching The Terminator movie and Anold snuck in his proposal to his future wife right before he was supposed to get crushed, it was very endearing.

Alinsky on January 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Peter is traditionally played by a woman to avoid just this kind of situation.

ktrush on January 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

BTW what’s with the giant dog?

Nomennovum on January 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Did you ever read the story?

CurtZHP on January 15, 2014 at 6:07 PM

At least it was a guy and a gal.

BobMbx on January 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

She cried like a 12 year old girl at a One Direction concert. Could’ve done without that.

Write Wing on January 15, 2014 at 8:20 PM

If you paid to see this, would the interruption annoy you?

Nope, because I’d get up and lead whoever else got cheated out of their money to the ticket office so we could get a refund for the ruined show. I can watch thousands of these things on YouTube for free if I were ever so deathly bored enough to care to view them.

whatcat on January 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM

<blockquoteMeryl Yourish on January 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

+1

Al in St. Lou on January 15, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Meryl Yourish on January 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Proving I can format correctly on my phone.

Al in St. Lou on January 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Ok, don’t get me wrong. This video is painfully adorable. But am I the only one who would be kind of annoyed if a show I paid for was interrupted like this?

As someone who wouldn’t pay to see that show, I can’t really say. If I can imagine what kind of person would actually pay, I picture them enjoying that spectacle…and the proposal.

Ronnie on January 16, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Put me in the category of people who would NOT be annoyed.

Don’t they usually cast some diminutive chick who looks like she’s 12 as Peter Pan for these things, anyway?

The Schaef on January 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM

That and the same actor who plays Mr Darling also plays Hook, are traditions of the show.

BigGator5 on January 16, 2014 at 7:39 AM

I’d be shouting “Don’t do it! It’s a trap!”

John the Libertarian on January 15, 2014 at 1:30 PM

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Winner !: )

listens2glenn on January 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Too bad she didn’t say, “I’m not gonna marry you, you dipstick!” Now let’s finish the show.

LarryK on January 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I think that’s incredibly sweet…

dpduq on January 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Peter is traditionally played by a woman to avoid just this kind of situation.

ktrush on January 15, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Maybe he was here too?
Taller than Sandy Duncan, but otherwise…

verbaluce on January 16, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Al in St. Lou on January 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

I notice that the biggest protests are coming from people who do not attend the theater. I’m a subscriber in my town. I’ve introduced two nieces and a nephew to the wonder that is the Broadway play (on national tour). Just saw Jersey Boys last weekend. It was superb.

Meryl Yourish on January 16, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Michael Jackson hardest hit.

Myron Falwell on January 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Everybody is just so precious these days.

Murphy9 on January 15, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Yes, and it’s getting annoying.

rickv404 on January 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM