York Theatre Royal and Evolution Productions present All New Adventures of Peter Pan from 2 December to 2 January 2023 written by Paul Hendy with Director Juliet Forster.
CBeebies favourite Maddie Moate and three stars of last year’s Cinderella fly into York Theatre Royal for this year’s swashbuckling family pantomime All New Adventures of Peter Pan from 2 December to 2 January.
Rehearsals began this week for a show promising laughter, music and family fun galore – with a sprinkling of fairy dust.
This is the second co-production between York Theatre Royal and Evolution Productions. The first in 2021, Cinderella, was nominated as Best Pantomime (500-900 seats) at the British Pantomime Awards while Paul Hawkyard and Robin Simpson, who played the Ugly Sisters, were nominated as Best Uglys at the same awards.
The pair return for this year’s pantomime – Paul as villainous Captain Hook and Robin as Mrs Smee.
Also back is last year’s Cinderella Faye Campbell. She made her York pantomime debut in The Travelling Pantomime which toured to 18 community venues around the city.
Maddie Moate, who plays naughty fairy Tinkerbell, presents the popular CBeebies series Do You Know? as well as her own science and technology You Tube channel. She also makes and presents films for educational You Tube channels.
Jason Battersby, who plays Peter Pan, appeared Crazy For You at Chichester Festival Theatre during the summer and played Lead Shadow in Wendy and Peter at Leeds Playhouse last Christmas.
Jonny Weldon, who plays pirate Starkey, was in the musical version of 101 Dalmatians at Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London this summer. His childhood stage appearances include Mary Poppins and Les Miserables. He went viral on social media topping millions of views for his comedy sketches.
Francesca Benton-Stace plays Wendy and Mermaid and in the Ensemble are Emily Taylor, Amy Hammond, Lauren Richardson, Luke Lucas, Khan Rasul and Thomas Yeomans. Acrobats Mohammed Iddi, Karina Ngade and Mbaraka Omari complete the cast.
All New Adventures of Peter Pan
York Theatre Royal
Dec 2-Jan 2, 2023
Morning, matinee and evening performances – check with website/box office for details
Dementia friendly performance – Sun 4 Dec at 1pm
Audio described – Sun Dec 11 at 1pm & 5.30pm
Relaxed performance – Sun Dec 18 at 1pm
Captioned performance – Sun Dec 18 at 5.30pm
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