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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - THEATRE -

Peter Pan Royal and Dern­gate, Dec 7-30

In a fairy tale flight to Nev­er­land, Peter trans­ports the Dar­lings on an ad­ven­ture they will never for­get, full of evil pi­rates, The Lost Boys, a very hun­gry croc­o­dile and the mean­est man in Nev­er­land, Cap­tain Hook. Ac­tor, singer and tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Dar­ren Day will play the das­tardly Cap­tain Hook.

Also star­ring are street dance troupe Flaw­less, fi­nal­ists in ITV’s Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent in 2009 who have been a main­stay of the hip-hop dance scene for a decade.

Robin Colvill and James Bran­don, bet­ter known as The Grum­ble­weeds and reg­u­lars on the UK com­edy scene since the 1960s, will star along­side them as Smee and Starkey, Cap­tain Hook’s first mates. Mu­si­cal the­atre star Rachael Wood­ing plays the part of Mimi The Mer­maid. www.roy­a­land­dern­gate.co.uk

Beauty and the Beast The Core at Corby, Dec 7 to 30

The clas­sic fairy­tale gets a rus­tic re-telling that is full of live mu­sic, fun and magic, and comes di­rect from a three-week run at New York’s New Vic­tory The­ater. www.thecorecorby.com

Robin Hood Mil­ton Keynes The­atre, Dec 8-30

Don’t miss the ul­ti­mate pan­tomime ad­ven­ture Robin Hood, star­ring one of the na­tion’s favourite soap ac­tors Shane Richie along with co­me­dian and panto vet­eran Peter Piper as Friar Tuck and Mu­si­cal The­atre star Gina Mur­ray as The Spirit of Sher­wood. Join the most heroic out­law of them all as the ar­row-shoot­ing hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beau­ti­ful Maid Mar­ion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men (played by breath­tak­ing ac­ro­batic troupe The Acro­ma­ni­acs) out­wit the evil Sher­iff of Not­ting­ham in a show packed full of com­edy, ac­tion, ad­ven­ture and plenty of glitz and glam­our! www.at­gtick­ets.com

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