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Peter Pan - Nottingham Theatre Royal

Published by: GRAHAM CLARK on 12th Dec 2013 | View all blogs by GRAHAM CLARK
A huge crocodile on stage, David Hasselhof playing Captain Hook and Su Pollard looking like Lady GaGa's mother can only mean one thing: its pantomime time!

David Hasselhof as Captain Hook

The Nottingham production of Peter Pan is colourful and entertaining. CBBC presenter Barney Harwood plays a likeable Peter Pan as he flies across the stage many times throughout the production. Su Pollard makes a dramatic entrance via a huge mirrorball. It is not a new trick, Joan Collins made the same entrance a few years ago when she appeared in pantomime in Birmingham, though it still looks impressive.

Pollard, dressed in turquoise as a mermaid with a swishy tail sings a song entitled I'm Fabulous. She seems a natural choice for the part.

David Hasselhof commands the stage in every scene he is in. He allows the softer side of his Captain Hook character to come through too.

Billie Kay shines as Tiger Lily whilst Ben Nickless brings comic timing to the show playing Mr Smee. His rendition of 50 Shades of Sweets, where he reads out a story that mentions every sweet brand you can think of, is very funny.

The dancers never miss a beat, the jokes are as corny as ever and the costumes are lavish in this superb production. It is worth seeing just to watch Su Pollard singing Lady GaGa's hit, Applause dressed in her mermaid attire.  This is a pantomime that will be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Runs until Sunday 12 January 2014.

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1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 4 years ago
    Thanks, Graham. Sounds like a great night out for all the family.
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