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