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Craig Revel Horwood will take to the stage in Dartford pantomime

PUBLISHED: 13:01 22 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:01 22 August 2014

Craig Revel Horwood. Picture: Ian West/PA

Craig Revel Horwood. Picture: Ian West/PA

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After enjoying a sell out run in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs two years ago, Craig Revel Horwood will be getting his hook into a new pantomime role this year.

He will be playing the role of dastardly villain Captain Hook in Peter Pan! which will be at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, from December 12 to January 3 2015.

After playing the Wicked Queen at the same theatre in 2011, the choreographer and sharp-tongued Strictly Come Dancing judge is looking forward to making his return to the stage.

“After five pantomime seasons in the role of the Wicked Queen and terrifying poor Snow White, I’m delighted to set my sights on Neverland in pursuit of Peter Pan,” he said.

“I had such a great time in the production of Snow White at The Orchard Theatre two years ago and I am thrilled to be returning for another Christmas season next year.”

Craig will be joined on stage by comedy impressionist Paul Burling, who shot to fame after reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent, and ventriloquist, actor and comedian Dawson Chance.

Paul Burling will be taking up the role of affable Smee and Dawson Chance will be playing the role of Starkey and Willy in the swashbuckling pantomime adventure.

Peter Pan! will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the biggest pantomine producer in the world.

The production will follow on from The Orchard Theatre’s most recent record breaking pantomime, Cinderella, which starred Bradley Walsh and enjoyed a huge amount of success.

Theatre Director, Chris Glover, says: “Cinderella was a huge success for The Orchard Theatre with 94 per cent of all seats sold during the run. We have been inundated with positive messages from customers who had a great time, and many immediately booked for next year!”

For more information or to book tickets please visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.

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