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Boy George in Blackpool Peter Pan spectacular

Boy George as a more-colourful-than-usual Captain Hook in Peter Pan
Boy George as a more-colourful-than-usual Captain Hook in Peter Pan

Legendary 1980s pop star Boy George stars as Captain Hook in a big-budget arena production of Peter Pan at Blackpool's Winter Gardens in the autumn (October 26-29).

Boy George said: “I’m really looking forward to playing Captain Hook and showing off my evil side! I make my first entrance on a life-size galleon that sails around the stage in front of an amazing water-wall fountain.

"Though the show has traditional pantomime elements, it's so much more, being a mix of cirque and spectacular event… and I get a chance to fight a giant animatronic crocodile! What’s not to like?”

The show, created by the modestly-titled World's Biggest Productions, has a cast of 50 and features the stage debut of Dorit Kemsley from The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, playing the Mermaid.

Dorit said “I'm so excited to work with George, who is a dear friend and godfather to my children Jagger and Phoenix – who will also be members of Peter Pan’s gang in the show.

The producers last year did a similar arena tour of Elf - The Musical and promise similarly awe-inspiring special effects. Among the cast will be a dozen cirque performers and the show will feature aerial stunts, a giant battle in which the audience throws cannonballs at Hook’s ship, a death-defying escape from a locked water tank by rising comedy star Jordan Conway (as Peter), and a troupe of Irish and Highland dancers.

Producer Jon Conway said: “I'm thrilled to be working with Boy George. We use every square inch of the stage and auditorium and two huge LED screens will make sure nobody misses any of the action.”

Tickets go on sale from May 17. More info here


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