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Audiences set to enjoy a trip to Neverland as Peter Pan opens tomorrow in Norwich

19:02 17 December 2014

Theatre Royal Norwich panto, Peter Pan. Pictured: Wendy and the boys. Picture: Submitted

Theatre Royal Norwich panto, Peter Pan. Pictured: Wendy and the boys. Picture: Submitted

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Audiences are set to enjoy a magical trip to Neverland this Christmas as Peter Pan opens at Norwich Theatre Royal tomorrow.

Theatre Royal Norwich panto, Peter Pan. Pictured: Kevin Kennedy as Captain Hook. Picture: SubmittedTheatre Royal Norwich panto, Peter Pan. Pictured: Kevin Kennedy as Captain Hook. Picture: Submitted

The pantomime twist on the classic J.M.Barrie tale about the boy who never grew up will be entertaining audiences throughout the festive season, and today the cast and crew were busy with their final dress rehearsal.

Richard Gauntlett, who has written and directed the show and plays the pirate Smee, said: “There is plenty of pantomime magic, some monsters, a bit of gunge and lots of laughs. Peter Pan also has such a gripping and exciting plot.”

He added: “Technically, I would say it is probably the busiest panto we have ever done. There is an awful lot happening backstage to bring the show to life. The audience are going to enjoy a really fantastic performance.”

Kevin Kennedy, who played Curly Watts in Coronation Street, is playing Captain Hook, while CBeebies presenter Sid Sloane plays Aunt Delilah, and Cromer Pier favourite Ben Langley plays the pirate Starkey. Peter Pan runs until January 18. Visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

3 comments

  • I did read somewhere that an archaeologist had found a piece of stone in Grimes Graves suggesting there was a performance of "Cinderella" starring Ug and Ahg and a name which looks a bit like "Gauntlett" in 470BC. Perhaps Hydrogen, Helium and Gauntlett pantomimes were created in the big bang ?

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    Paul

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • .....Paul I think Richard Gauntlet made his first appearance the year after Santa got his first reindeer....Had a hard act to follow Desmond Barrett and his interpretation of Nurse Gladys!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  • Great stuff. We have tickets for the day before New Year's Eve, something like our 427th Richard Gauntlett Panto :)

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    Paul

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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