Theatre Royal Plymouth - Peter Pan Panto Launch
The stars of Peter Pan brought some early Christmas cheer to Plymouth today as they officially launched this year’s spectacular Theatre Royal Plymouth pantomime.
Soap Star Steve McFadden will lead their panto cast as the villainous Captain Hook alongside Andy Ford as Smee in a spectacular production of Peter Pan, which will run from 15 December 2017 – Saturday 13 January 2018.
Former British Soap Awards ‘Villain of the Year’, Steve McFadden is one of Britain’s favourite soap-baddies and has been a regular on our TV screens for nearly two decades. Steve's TV credits include The Bill, Minder, Bergerac, Kevin and Perry Go Large, Murder in Mind, Britain's Hardest and most famously EastEnders.
Steve McFadden Said “Nothing beats playing to a live theatre audience, so I can’t wait to be on stage at the Theatre Royal Plymouth this Christmas. I’m also really looking forward to spending time in a beautiful part of the country which I love and exploring Plymouth properly between shows.”
Steve was joined at the launch by one of Britain’s most successful pantomime comedians Devon-born Andy Ford who will play Mr Smee. Andy featured on ITV's Big Big Talent Show hosted by Jonathan Ross in 1997, winning an invitation to appear on the Royal Variety Show that year. From there his career has included numerous television appearances and he has earned iconic status in the pantomime world, having appeared alongside national treasure Dame Barbara Windsor, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Louie Spence, Warwick Davis and many others.
Peter Pan is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, the company behind Theatre Royal Plymouth pantomime successes including last year’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Executive Producer Jonathan Kiley said “It’s so exciting to be launching another fantastic pantomime at Theatre Royal Plymouth after last year’s sell-out success. Alongside Steve and Andy we have a fantastic cast of hugely-talented West End performers, and a show packed with sensational special effects including the biggest crocodile in panto-land!”
Marianne Locatori Marketing and Communications Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Steve McFadden and Andy Ford to the Theatre Royal Plymouth for Peter Pan this Christmas. Our pantomime is always an important highlight in our programme and for audiences across the South West.”
Tickets are priced at £10 - £36.50 and can be booked online at www.theatreroyal.com or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.