Latest news / 20 June, 2018

Robert Lindsay sets sale for Neverland in Richmond Theatre’s swashbuckling pantomime, PETER PAN!

Richmond Theatre has today announced the multi award-winning actor of stage and screen, Robert Lindsay will make his pantomime debut starring as the dastardly Captain Hook in the theatres’ second pantomime staged by Qdos Entertainment, Peter Pan from Saturday 8 December – Sunday 6 January 2019. Press are invited to attend for review on Wednesday 12 December at 7pm.

The BAFTA, Tony and two-time Olivier Award-winning actor has enjoyed a hugely successful career starring in the popular BBC sitcom My Family and Citizen Smith as well as numerous Shakespearean adaptations including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and starred opposite Laurence Olivier in King Lear. His further television roles include Galavant, GBH, Hornblower, Jericho, Friends and Crocodiles and Gideon’s Daughters, both by Stephen Poliakoff.

Robert starred as Bill Snibson in the critically acclaimed revival of Me and My Girl, a role he reprised on Broadway to award-winning success. He also appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Onassis and The Entertainer and regularly appeared onstage with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Robert will play the meanest man in Neverland, Captain James Hook in Peter Pan, Richmond Theatre’s second pantomime stage by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer. Robert will be joined by a host of colourful characters in a production packed full of high-flying sequences, sword-fights, song and dance and a galleon-full of comedy following on from the success of last year’s pantomime, Aladdin.

Qdos Entertainment Managing Director Michael Harrison said, “It’s fantastic that we have hooked Robert to star in Peter Pan for us in Richmond. He is, without question, one of the UK’s finest actors and audiences will be sure to boo and hiss a Captain Hook with fantastic stage presence, a wonderful singing voice and ferocious comic timing.”

Richmond Theatre’s Theatre Director Brendan Riding said, “I am very proud of Richmond Theatre’s ability to attract the highest calibre of star talent for our wonderful audiences. Michael and his team at Qdos have worked their magic to secure Robert in his pantomime debut and it’s sure to be this panto season’s must see turn, with Robert frightening and delighting in equal measure!”

With tickets soaring out of the Box Office, audiences shouldn’t leave it any longer to embark on the Jolly Roger and set sail for Neverland for this year’s sensational, swashbuckling show.