Richmond Theatre are pleased to announce that legendary TV and film actor Henry Winkler (OBE), best known for his role as The Fonz in US TV series Happy Days, will be the bad guy everyone loves to hate as he takes on the role of the dastardly Captain Hook in this year’s swashbuckling spectacular of a pantomime, Peter Pan. Completing the line up for this year’s pantomime and appearing alongside Henry in the title role of Peter will be West End star Jeremy Legat (Wicked) and Sky TV presenter Victoria Tyrrell as Wendy. They will also be joined on stage by panto stalwart Dermot Canavan playing the role of Smee.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 10m (inc interval)
Richmond Theatre are pleased to announce that legendary TV and film actor Henry Winkler (OBE), best known for his role as The Fonz in US TV series Happy Days, will be the bad guy everyone loves to hate as he takes on the role of the dastardly Captain Hook in this year’s swashbuckling spectacular of a pantomime, Peter Pan.
Winkler who has played the role of Hook to great acclaim in previous pantomimes says 'Captain Hook, with his sword fighting, singing off-key, and a crew that couldn’t sail through a bathtub, is so much fun to play. I am filled to the brim with dastardly anticipation not only to be in Richmond’s 114-year-old theatre, but also in pantomime at Christmas time.'
'We are extremely privileged that such an iconic international star will be leading the cast in this year’s traditional pantomime here in Richmond, and we look forward to welcoming him to our theatre', said Richmond Theatre’s General Manager Kate Wrightson.
Completing the line up for this year’s pantomime and appearing alongside Henry in the title role of Peter will be West End star Jeremy Legat (Wicked) and Sky TV presenter Victoria Tyrrell as Wendy. They will also be joined on stage by panto stalwart Dermot Canavan playing the role of Smee.
Peter Pan will run at Richmond Theatre from Friday 6 December 2013 to Sunday 12 January 2014, and is the perfect adventure for kids, and adults who never grew up!
Join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys as they take on the villainous Captain Hook and his band of pirates. Enter a fairytale world that will captivate the young and the young at heart, where all your Christmas wishes will come true. With all the stunning sets, glittering costumes and audience participation that you’d expect from a Richmond Theatre pantomime, this year’s production is set to be the highlight of our year once again.
Fly away on a magical adventure to Neverland, full of wonderful songs, singing indians and pirates, and more than a sprinkle of fairy dust, this year’s production of Peter Pan is sure to delight the whole family. So if you believe in fairies, hook your tickets now for this perfect panto full of family-friendly festive fun!
**** 'Packing plenty of audience participation and puns galore'
British Theatre Guide on Aladdin 2012
**** 'Restores One’s Faith in Panto'
The Telegraph on Cinderella 2011
**** 'Pretty Much Perfect Panto'
The Times on Sleeping Beauty 2010
The performance on 6 January at 7pm will be a Relaxed Performance.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
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The Stalls, Stalls Bar and an adapted toilet are accessible to wheelchair users. Please note this
venue does not have a lift and access for wheelchair users is restricted to the
Stalls level only.
An induction loop is fully installed in the auditorium. There are a limited number of headsets for the infra-red hearing system which should be booked in advance at the Box Office. Headsets are available from the kiosk in the foyer on payment of a returnable deposit (£5).
Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please inform the Box Office at the time of making your booking.
There is an adapted toilet on the Stalls level.
Approach by the A316.
20 minutes from Waterloo (SW Trains), 15 minutes by tube (District Line) from Hammersmith or London Overground from North London.
Bus routes 27, 33, 37, 65 and 71 all pass nearby the theatre. For more details visit TFL
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Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7651 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) Opening hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm and Sun 10am - 8pm (hours may vary on bank holidays)
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1175
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
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