Twinkle toed performers from Sunderland are preparing to take flight with the all-star cast of Peter Pan as the countdown to panto season commences!

Local performers from Kathleen Davis Stage School, Shameem Karim School of Performing Arts and The Worx were successful in auditions earlier in the year and will be sharing the stage in the roles of the Village Children and the Lost Boys.

The performers will join the all-star crew when they sail into Sunderland Empire for this year’s swashbuckling pantomime, Peter Pan, 14 December 2018 – 6 January 2019. They’ll share the stage alongside award winning actor Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks, Eastenders, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) taking on the role of Captain Hook, CBBC’s Richard McCourt aka ‘Dick’ from Dick and Dom as Smee, Melanie Walters from BBC’s BAFTA winning series ‘Gavin and Stacey’ as Mrs Darling and West End actor Josh Andrews (Cats, Book of Mormon and 42nd Street) as Peter Pan.

So hoist the mainsail and get set to fly to Neverland as Martin Dodd for UK Productions brings another PAN-tastic pantomime adventure to Sunderland, with laughs-a-plenty, live music, flying and audience participation guaranteed!

Further casting includes Lauren Ferreira as Tinkerbell, Ruth Betteridge as Wendy and Inez Mackenzie as Tiger Lily. The Pirate Crew include Alex Middlebrook, Morgan Chambers and William Beckerleg as the fabulous comedy acrobatics, The Nitwits. Joined by the ensemble, Anna Greenwell, Natasha Hair, Alexandria Patterson, Emily Seward and Emily Beach.

Directed by Jimmy Johnston, with Choreography from Phylida Crowley Smith and Stephen Roberts as Musical Director.

Hook your tickets now and join Peter Pan, Wendy and the Darlings, the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell and not forgetting the infamous Captain Hook and Smee for ship loads of festive fun!

• Relaxed Performance – Thu 27 Dec 2018, 5pm

• British Sign Language (BSL) Performance – Fri 4 Jan 2019, 7pm

Tickets available from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or *calls cost 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.

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