It has been announced that for the first time ever The World’s Biggest Pantomime Ltd will play in London for four performances only with a production of Peter Pan.
On the 29th and 30th December, audiences will get to experience pantomime in a bigger space than ever before when Peter Pan flies into the SSE Arena in Wembley.
Directed by Jon Conway, this family favourite pantomime will star Bradley Walsh as Mr Smee, Martin Kemp as Captain Hook, and Matt Knight as Peter Pan, bringing J.M. Barrie’s original story to life.
Talking about the news Bradley Walsh said: “I’m so excited to be appearing in Peter Pan. It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which Wembley has never seen before! It has a life-size galleon, a twenty-five-foot crocodile, plus a cast of over a hundred! It’s a big, bold arena extravaganza and festive treat with something for everyone.”
Bradley Walsh’s acting credits include DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK, Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street (won Best Actor at The Royal Television Society Awards) and Dave Dodds in the feature film Mike Bassett: England Manager.
Meanwhile, Martin Kemp’s previous roles include Reggie Kray alongside his brother Gary as Ronnie Kray in the film The Krays, Steve Owen in EastEnders, Sam Phillips in the UK tour of Million Dollar Quartet and The Child Catcher in the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Speaking of joining the cast, Martin Kemp said: “What an amazing opportunity to be playing Captain Cook at Wembley Arena this Christmas! I can’t wait to work with all these wonderfully talented actors, stuntmen and trapeze artists and I know the audience is going to be treated to a real visual feast.”
Prior to arriving in London, the production will appear at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham from 20 to 24 December 2017.
Peter Pan: An Arena Spectacular will also feature designs by Wellington Scenic, with lighting design by Jamie Corbidge and sound design by Dave Shepherd.