Wycombe Swan is delighted to announce a stellar line up to this year’s pantomime PETER PAN including Eastenders star Jake Wood as ‘Captain Hook’, Benidorm star Jake Canuso as Starkey, X Factor’s Nikki Evans as ‘Mermaid’, and panto star Jamie Brook as ‘Smee’. Joining them is Giselle Byron as ‘Tiger Lily’.
Jake Wood is best known for playing series regular Max Branning in BBC’s ‘Eastenders’ and in 2014 was a contestant on BBC1’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ where he reached the semi-finals. His other TV credits include ‘Silent Witness’ and ‘Red Dwarf ‘and film credits include ‘The Illusionist’ alongside Edward Norton and Jessica Biel. He can currently be seen alongside Lily Allen in the new ghost story, ‘2:22’, at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End and co-hosts the chart-topping Boxing podcast Pound For Pound alongside Sky Sports Boxing commentator Spencer Oliver.
Jake Canuso is best known for starring in 10 series of ITV’s ‘Benidorm’. Jake’s other television credits include ‘Scarborough’, ‘The Royals’, ‘Bad Education’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Hustle’. Film credits include ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Kinky Boots’. His theatre credits include Benidorm Live, Les Contes D’Hoffman and Paradise Syndrome.
Niki Evans is best known for her appearance on ITV’s ‘X Factor’ and in 2016 Niki was honoured to accept an invitation to appear as guest performer for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations at Windsor for ITV. Niki’s musical theatre credits include the role of Mrs Johnstone in ‘Blood Brothers,’ in the West End and on tour, ‘Cool Rider’ at Duchess Theatre, West-End, ‘Legally Blonde’, UK tour and UK & Ireland tour of ‘Kinky Boots’. Niki is delighted to return to pantomime this year in High Wycombe, as a huge favourite with panto audiences.
Jamie Brook has many pantomime credits to his name and is thrilled to be making his (bucket list) debut for the UK’s biggest pantomime producers. Jamie’s previous theatre credits include: ‘School Play’ at the Duchess Theatre, ‘Love’s Not Times Fool’ with Guildford Shakespeare Company and Fezziwig in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Swan at The Globe. A self-confessed Panto addict, Jamie writes scripts for his own company, Traditional Slapstick Pantomimes as well as directing productions of Dick Whittington and Cinderella.
Fiona Martin, Wycombe Swan Theatre Director said today,
“After the absence of our annual pantomime last year, we’re excited to be welcoming Eastenders star Jake Wood to High Wycombe for the return of the high-flying Peter Pan. This past year has seen many challenges for our local community and we are delighted to be able to provide a safe and comfortable environment for families to come together and enjoy this spectacular production from the world’s biggest pantomime producer”.
Our high-flying hero transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget, packed full of evil pirates, Lost Boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook!
With star casting, jaw-dropping flying and special effects, barrel-loads of laughter, a ship-full of magic and fairy dust and plenty of festive fun for all the family, Peter Pan makes for another unmissable festive season in High Wycombe.
The high-flying panto adventure will run for a strictly limited time from 10 December 2021 – 2 January 2022.