Latest news / 1 April, 2016

Billy Pearce and Darren Day lead the cast of Bradford Alhambra’s swashbuckling pantomime, Peter Pan

Bradford Alhambra’s king of pantomime Billy Pearce boards the Jolly Roger and heads to Neverland to star alongside Darren Day in this year’s swashbuckling pantomime Peter Pan.

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 and Godspell and numerous UK tours. He since went on to host 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 pantoland.

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.”

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.

Don’t delay, hook your tickets now.