Neverland: A Peel Interactive & Marella Cruises VR Project

01 July 2017

Neverland: A Peel Interactive & Marella Cruises VR Project

Posted By Paul Forster
We recently collaborated with our parent company- The Peel Entertainment Group- to create a virtual reality introduction to their ‘Neverland’ live theatre show, produced for client Marella Cruises and currently live on board two ships, the Discovery and Discovery 2.

The onboard show was inspired by J.M Barrie‘s immortal stage play, ‘Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up‘ which debuted in 1904 and tells the story of a mischievous little boy who embarks on magical adventures around his island home, meeting mermaids, fairies and pirates along the way.


Our innovative, bespoke virtual reality content makes ‘Neverland’ multidimensional. Wearing a VR headset, guests are introduced to the world of the story by one of the ‘Lost Boys‘ who takes them on a magical animated journey around Skull Island. Our in-house programmer, Matt Murphy, expertly constructed the entire 3D island from scratch.

The audience gets to explore 360 degrees of colourful backdrops whilst meeting some of the story’s most iconic characters, finally landing on the Jolly Roger and coming face to face with the infamous tyrant, Captain Hook.

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“It’s a great way for guests to interact with our interpretive storytelling. It’s a new method of engaging the family market and one we’re proud of! It’s just a shame we had to move on from the testing phase – we had so much fun playing with it in the office!” – Paul Forster, Peel Interactive Project Manager.

‘Neverland’ is a vibrant show for all the family, featuring some of the most famous and loved characters in children’s literature prefaced by stunning animations. The keen cruisers among you may spot this whilst holidaying- let us know what you think!

Bespoke virtual reality adds that extra special element to traditional media projects. If you think Peel Interactive‘s services as a Creative Digital Agency could help you, please contact ian.capper@peelinteractive.co.uk or call 01756 796176.