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Peter Pan Panto to come to Gravesend this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 09:11 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:11 04 October 2018

The show stars JJ Hamblett from boy band Union J as Peter Pan, with Robert Pearce returning to play the hilarious pirate dame Mrs Smee and Rob Cummings back by popular demand as Captain Hook.  Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

The show stars JJ Hamblett from boy band Union J as Peter Pan, with Robert Pearce returning to play the hilarious pirate dame Mrs Smee and Rob Cummings back by popular demand as Captain Hook. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

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From the producers of the smash hit Easter pantomimes, Wicked Productions return to Gravesend this Christmas with the high flying Peter Pan.

Wicked Productions return to Gravesend this Christmas with the high flying Peter Pan. Picture: Gravesham Borough CouncilWicked Productions return to Gravesend this Christmas with the high flying Peter Pan. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

The show stars JJ Hamblett from boy band Union J as Peter Pan, with Robert Pearce returning to play the hilarious pirate dame Mrs Smee and Rob Cummings back by popular demand as Captain Hook.

JJ said he was really excited after being asked to be a part of this year’s panto.

He added: “I’ve always wanted to fly, I’m pretty scared of heights but I’m hoping I won’t be going up too high.

“The producer was telling me that I’ll be flying out in to the audience so that’s going to be awesome.

The show will be at the Woodville Theatre from Friday, December 7 - Tuesday, January 1 2019. Picture: Gravesham Borough CouncilThe show will be at the Woodville Theatre from Friday, December 7 - Tuesday, January 1 2019. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

“The cast are great, Rob that plays Mrs Smee is so much fun, as is Rob Cummings who plays Hook, they have been making everyone laugh loads today.”

When asked how much his life has changed since appearing on the X Factor in 2012, JJ said: “It has absolutely changed.

“We have been able to travel all over and have met some lovely people.

“I guess growing up it’s a dream come true to be able to be a singer or an actor, and X Factor made the dream come true for me.”

Wicked Productions return to Gravesend this Christmas with the high flying Peter Pan. Picture: Gravesham Borough CouncilWicked Productions return to Gravesend this Christmas with the high flying Peter Pan. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

Peter Pan will be JJ’s second pantomime, having played Prince Charming in Blackpool last year.

He said: “that was great, but being Peter Pan is going to be really fun because he’s a bit more cheeky.

“Oh and did I mention I am going to be flying?

JJ said that Hook is his favourite Peter Pan character.

The show stars JJ Hamblett from boy band Union J as Peter Pan, with Robert Pearce returning to play the hilarious pirate dame Mrs Smee and Rob Cummings back by popular demand as Captain Hook.  Picture: Gravesham Borough CouncilThe show stars JJ Hamblett from boy band Union J as Peter Pan, with Robert Pearce returning to play the hilarious pirate dame Mrs Smee and Rob Cummings back by popular demand as Captain Hook. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

He added: “He’s a bit misunderstood isn’t he?
“The Hook character in our pantomime is really funny too as well as being the bad guy.”

According to JJ, audiences can expect from this show something “spirited, funny and traditional.”

“There are loads of ‘ahh’ moments and lots of laughs,” he added.

“I’ve heard the venue is amazing and the audiences really get involved here in Gravesend, so it’s going to be totally wicked.”

The show will be at the Woodville Theatre from Friday, December 7 - Tuesday, January 1 2019. Picture: Gravesham Borough CouncilThe show will be at the Woodville Theatre from Friday, December 7 - Tuesday, January 1 2019. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

The show will be performed at The Woodville Theatre from Friday, December 7 - Tuesday, January 1 2019.

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