Latest news / 5 February, 2015
The SECC and the world’s biggest pantomime producer Qdos Entertainment have today announced that Scottish showbiz legends The Krankies are to return in this year’s Clyde Auditorium pantomime Peter Pan, starring alongside David Hasselhoff, whose casting was announced in December.
Husband and wife duo, Ian and Janette Tough, are known to a generation for their popular 80s children’s TV shows including Crackerjack and The Krankies Klub, as well as for their catchphrase ‘Fan-Dabi-Dozi’! This will be the comedy duo’s sixth pantomime season at the SECC, most recently having appeared as Zip and Baron Hardup in Cinderella, introducing a new generation of fans to the loveable duo.
The pair join the legendary David Hasselhoff, aka “The Hoff”, who is best known for his iconic roles as Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch, starring as pantomime’s ultimate baddie, Captain Hook.
Qdos Entertainment’s casting director and executive producer of Peter Pan, Jonathan Kiley said: “We are absolutely delighted that Ian and Janette will be returning to star in our Glasgow show. They are stalwarts of the pantomime tradition, much-loved by audiences wherever they perform and are true Glaswegian panto-performers. The Krankies have a unique style of humour which is going to work terrifically onstage with our dastardly Captain Hook, played by David Hasselhoff”.
John Langford, Director of Live Entertainment, SECC said: “We are thrilled that The Krankies will be returning to The Clyde Auditorium for Peter Pan and cannot wait to see them take on the Hoff who will be making his debut at our panto this year”.
Peter Pan, which runs from 12 December 2015 to 3 January 2016, will feature Qdos Entertainment’s trademark blend of spectacular special effects, stunning sets and beautiful costumes. Tickets are already on sale, with early-bird discounts of £5 off top-price tickets available until the end of February. For tickets and information visit www.secc.co.uk or call 0844 395 4000.