Ahead of panto season, we take a look at ten of the celebrities that will be appearing across the country this Christmas for your delectation
By Editorial Staff
• 21 Oct 2013
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David Hasselhoff wil play Captain Hook in the Theatre Royal Nottingham's production of Peter Pan, alongsideHi-de-Hi star Su Pollard. The Hoff is no stranger to the part, having previously played it in Manchester and Bristol.
Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are returning to the stage following a stint in Dick Whittington last year, this time at the Manchester Opera House alongside Jodie Prenger.
Louie Spence will be donning Dandini's costume once again, as he stars in Bristol Hippodrome's Cinderella with Suzanne Shaw.
Fresh from his stint in the West End in Spamalot, Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis will star in Milton Keynes Theatre's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs alongside Jennifer Ellison.
Happy Days! Henry Winkler, aka The Fonz, will also star as Captain Hook this year, a role he is returning to, this time at Richmond Theatre.
Anita Dobson returns to panto villainry this year, playing the Wicked Fairy Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty at Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre.
Ray Quinn will star as Peter Pan at the Liverpool Empire this year. The Grease and Dancing on Ice star is joined in the swashbuckling tale by Louis Emerick and Pete Price.
CBeebies presenter Justin Fletcher will play Buttons in Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. He will be joined by fellow children's TV stalwart Zoe Salmon and comedian Hal Cruttenden.
Comedian Jo Brand is making her pantomime debut as Genie of the Ring in Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre. She is joined by West End stars Oliver Thornton, Matthew Kelly and David Bedella.
Panto favourite John Barrowman is appearing in Glasgow in Dick McWhittington at the SECC Clyde Auditorium, alongside The Krankies. Let's hope there are no horse related injuries this year!
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