Theatre & Town Hall St Mary Street
Box Office: 01494 512 000
From 11 December 2015 until 2 January 2016.
16 April 2015
Television judge, actor, choreographer and director Craig Revel Horwood, who stars in Wycombe Swan’s Christmas pantomime, Peter Pan, will be joined by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Paul Burling, and ventriloquist Dawson Chance.
The much-feared judge will play the villainous Captain Hook while impressionist Paul Burling plays Smee and Dawson Chance plays Starkey.
Craig is a well-known face on television in the UK and all over the world as a judge on all twelve series of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, where he has become the best-known, and best-loved-to-hate judge in the show’s history. Strictly Come Dancing has won numerous awards including Broadcast Award for Best New Programme; TRIC Award for TV Entertainment Programme and the RTS Award for Entertainment Programme.
In 2012 Craig won the BBC 2 series Maestro at the Opera, the final of which saw him conduct Act II of La Bohème at the Royal Opera House. He was also a grand finalist on the hit cooking show, Celebrity MasterChef and participated in, and won, Ready, Steady, Cook. Craig has also appeared on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and Strictly Ice Dancing, as well as countless other programmes.
He has also won critical acclaim for his direction and choreography of numerous productions, both in the West End and across the UK, including The Witches of Eastwick, Fiddler on the Roof and Chess. His West End credits also include Cats, Miss Saigon and Crazy for You. In 2015 Craig will tour the UK as Miss Hannigan in a new production of Annie.
Paul Burling rose to fame in the UK as a finalist in the fourth series of Britain’s Got Talent, wowing judges and audiences alike with his hilarious impressions of well-known faces. He sailed through to the final. In addition to a wide range of panto and other stage work, Paul has also had his own ITV special, It’s Paul Burling!, which was seen by millions.
Ventriloquist and panto legend Dawson Chance will star alongside Craig and Paul, ably assisted by his trusty sidekick, Willie the turtle. Dawson has appeared in numerous pantomimes and television shows, and will provide laughs-aplenty in the theatrical treat that all families will treasure.
Peter Pan is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer which has established a reputation for staging large-scale productions packed with special effects, lots of laugh-out-loud comedy for all the family and of course, sensational flying!
Craig Revel Horwood said: “After my last visit to High Wycombe playing the Wicked Queen and terrifying poor Snow White, I’m delighted to set my sights on Neverland in pursuit of Peter Pan. I had such a great time at the Swan Theatre three years ago and I am thrilled to be returning for another Christmas season at the Buckinghamshire Theatre.”
Peter Pan runs from Fri 11 December 2015 to Sun 3 January 2016 and tickets are already on sale from wycombeswan.co.uk or 01494 512 000.