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Think you know panto? Think again as Mansfield Palace Theatre present a completely new version of a classic with The Further Adventures of Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook.

Bang up to date for today’s digital age, but still full of the fun and games you’ve come to expect, the show promises to be a real festive family treat.

Things have moved on in Neverland since Captain Hook’s demise, he wants his ship and his crew back, but whose side is his comical former sidekick Smee on now? The story follows our hero Peter Pan, everyone’s favourite fairy Tinker Bell, and the mystical Mermaid as they seek to thwart the dastardly Captain Hook. But watch out - aided by his band of clumsy and dim-witted acrobatic pirate crew, Hook is out for revenge… never should a Captain have to walk his own plank and that’s exactly what Peter Pan made him do!

We’re excited to announce that returning to take the lead role this year is Marc Baylis who will once again be playing the deliciously devilish and devious Captain Hook. Marc is best known for his role as Rob Donavan in ITV's Coronation Street.

Joining Marc on stage to make you laugh yourself silly this year is everyone’s favourite comedian, magician and all round prankster, Adam Moss.

Sarah Jane Buckley, best known for her role as crazy Kathy Barnes on channel 4’s Hollyoaks, will be bringing her vast range of musical theatre experience to the roles of Mrs. Darling and the comical Ethel Mermaid.

Also returning is Nick Jr’s Holly Atterton, with her trademark red hair and rollerskates! Holly was part of the five-star rated Peter Pan cast of 2016/17, described as a feisty and cheeky character, with a lot of sparkle and very sweet heart.

Connor Keetley will be playing the role of Peter Pan this Christmas. Connor graduated from ArtsEd in 2022, after also completing a full time foundation course in Musical Theatre at Mountview in 2018/19. His credits while training include SpongeBob SquarePants in the European premier of The SpongeBob Musical.

Joining Connor is Jenny Huxley-Golden, who will take the role of Emily Darling. She trained at Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford, graduating with distinction and receiving the Best Actor award.


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