The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford has announced that Emmerdale favourite Charlie Hardwick and pop and West End theatre star Jon Lee will headline alongside Bradford panto king Billy Pearce and actor, singer and presenter Darren Day in the swashbuckling pantomime adventure Peter Pan this winter.
Joining Charlie is S Club 7 singing star Jon Lee in the title role of Peter Pan. Jon made his professional stage debut aged 13 playing the title role in Oliver! at the London Palladium and appeared in 'EastEnders'. After S Club 7 disbanded Jon went on to enjoy a successful stage career, starring as Marius in 'Les Misérables' at the Palace and Queen's Theatre, and appeared in the musicals 'Love Shack', 'Teen Scream' and 'Tomorrow Morning'. Returning to the West End Jon starred as Frankie Valli in 'Jersey Boys' at the Prince Edward Theatre and released his debut solo album 'Fallen Angel'. Most recently Jon led the cast of the 50's musical 'Forever Plaid' at the St James Theatre, London.
Charlie and Jon will join the recently announced Billy Pearce as Smee and Darren Day as Captain Hook in the festive family production packed full of laughter, music, flying, special effects and a pirate ship full of audience participation.
The Executive Producer and Qdos Entertainment's managing director, Michael Harrison said:
"The casting of Charlie Hardwick and Jon Lee add further comedy and musical talent to our Alhambra Theatre pantomime, which is fitting for Yorkshire's biggest and funniest pantomime. Peter Pan will be packed with special effects and will once again see us using 3D projection to bring the action right out into the auditorium!"
Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments:
"It’s very exciting to welcome another two talented performers into our fantastic headline cast. The region's audiences have huge affection for the Alhambra Theatre's Christmas show – there's always something for everyone to get pleasure from. I'm sure that audiences this year will thoroughly enjoy our outstanding festive entertainment for theatregoers of all ages".
Peter Pan runs from December 17 to January 29 and tickets are available on 01274 432000 or via the Group Sales Team on 01274 437788, who can advise the best way to accommodate groups.