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The Bristol Hippodrome has unveiled more star cast for this year’s swashbuckling pantomime adventure, Peter Pan.

Leading the cast will be renowned British actor and TV detective, David Suchet in the iconic role of Captain Hook. Suchet had international acclaim and recognition following his performance as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Poirot (1989–2013), for which he received a 1991 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination.

David says, “I can’t wait to make my panto debut for Crossroads Pantomimes at Bristol Hippodrome this Christmas. Having spent my life in theatre and TV, I know just how important panto is as the first experience of theatre for thousands of young people each year, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to take on the part of the ultimate panto villain as Captain Hook – look out Peter Pan!”

Joining him is Steps singer and musical theatre star Faye Tozer as The Magical Mermaid.

Outside of the Steps-phere, Faye Tozer has also enjoyed an extensive theatre career, starring to great acclaim in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one-woman musical Tell Me On A Sunday and Singin’ in the Rain at London’s Sadler’s Wells. Faye is currently on tour in 42nd Street playing the role of Maggie Jones.

Faye said, “I’m very excited to be spending Christmas in Bristol this year and to perform as The Magical Mermaid. I had so much fun last year in panto in Nottingham, that I can’t wait to take on a new role in Peter Pan at the fantastic Bristol Hippodrome”.

Alongside David and Faye will be Bristol panto favourite Andy Ford as Smee, marking his 11th pantomime appearance at the Bristol Hippodrome, and cabaret star Ceri Dupree as Mrs Smee.

This swashbuckling family treat will include all your favourites from Neverland including Tinker Bell, Wendy, John and Michael Darling.

With amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and barrel-loads of laughter, Peter Pan will take your whole family on a magical trip to Neverland like never before!

Tickets for Peter Pan (Saturday 2nd December – Sunday 31st December 2023) are on sale from Bristol Hippodrome online at Tickets from just £13 on all performances!