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The Bristol Hippodrome has unveiled the initial star cast for this year’s swashbuckling pantomime adventure, Peter Pan. Steps singer and musical theatre star Faye Tozer will play 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.

In 2018, Faye took part in the 16th series of BBC1’s primetime show, Strictly Come Dancing. Coupled with Giovanni Pernice, the pair sashayed into the final and wowed audiences with their incredible footwork, only narrowly missing out on winning the coveted glitter ball trophy. 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 Faye will be Bristol panto favourite Andy Ford as Smee, marking his 11th pantomime appearance at the Bristol Hippodrome. One of pantomime’s most successful comedians, Andy has appeared on stages across the UK entertaining thousands of theatregoers with his quick-wit, physical routines and humour, winning rave-reviews and legions of fans wherever he performs.

Andy shared his excitement about returning by saying, “I am so excited to be returning to the magnificent Bristol Hippodrome this year and can’t wait to be stepping out onto that famous stage again alongside the fabulous Faye Tozer in the magical pantomime… Peter Pan! See you all there this Christmas!”

More star casting will be announced later this year.

Tickets for Peter Pan (Saturday 2nd December – Sunday 31st December 2023) are on sale from Bristol Hippodrome online at