Yorkshire’s best-loved comedian Billy Pearce, in his 18th Alhambra Theatre pantomime, leads the cast of the family pantomime which promises dastardly pirates, a high-flying hero and a barrel full of laughter. Billy, who will play the role of Smee, is an award-winning comic and actor having received a British Comedy Award, Solo Comedian of the Year, Best Television Comedy Newcomer, and the Yorkshire Arts and Entertainment Award. His varied career has seen him star in theatres, cabarets and summer seasons across the UK, and perform for royalty at eight Royal Variety Shows.
Joining him is actor, singer and television presenter Darren Day who will play the dastardly Captain Hook. Darren has had a varied career having starred in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Summer Holiday, Godspell and White Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2014, as well as numerous UK tours. He has also hosted You Bet! and Don’t Try This at Home for ITV and appeared in The Bill and Holby City. Earlier this year Darren came third in Celebrity Big Brother, released his album This is the Moment and is currently starring as Tick in the UK tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Peter Pan marks the second time Darren and Billy have worked together, having starred in the UK tour of Stand Up – The Musical.
In addition to comedy, music and audience participation, Peter Pan will also feature an exciting 3D sequence which will take audiences deep into the ocean on a magical underwater adventure, and amazing special effects including the biggest crocodile in panto-land.
Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment’s Pantomime division said:
“We are delighted Billy is back in Bradford once again, and to bring Darren with him is a great coup. Darren is a fantastic singer and actor, and an extremely talented impressionist, so Peter Pan will be packed full of laugh-out-loud comedy.”
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments:
“There's no doubt that our fantastic headline cast, along with the return of 3D, sets Peter Pan up to be another unmissable Alhambra Theatre pantomime – there will be something for everyone to enjoy. The fact that so many people see our pantomime each year is testimony to the huge affection Bradford audiences feel for the Alhambra Christmas show. We’re sure that when we go on sale in April, tickets will prove very popular.”
Peter Pan will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, and the company behind the theatre’s record-breaking productions each year. Peter Pan will feature the Alhambra Theatre’s hallmark of outstanding entertainment for theatregoers of all ages.
With amazing flying effects, magic and fairy dust, join Peter and the Lost Boys and set sail in the ultimate pantomime adventure complete with all of the ingredients audiences know to expect in this swashbuckling festive treat.
On sale to Bradford Theatres Friends Members & Group Bookers: Monday 4 April 2016
On general public sale: Monday 18 April 2016