Peter Pan ~ Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

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“To Me, To You” is undoubtedly a catchphrase associated with children’s entertainers, The Chuckle Brothers and upon hearing that they were headlining in the pantomime at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre, this Christmas, the expectation was high.

My expectations were met and the fact that this spectacular family show also managed to capture and for the most part, keep the attention of a child who is not yet 2 years of age, is testament to the pantomime that QDOS has produced. Magical scenery which seamlessly changed together with a variety of catchy musical numbers, (notably Rather Be), make a winning combination to be proud of. The chorus are the lynchpin, in my opinion and an excellent team have been put together, the choreography was slick and struck the right balance.

Ross Carpenter is a quirky and chirpy Peter Pan, Hannah Nicholas plays opposite him as Wendy and displays beautiful vocal ability. Joining them with equally stunning vocal ability, as a very appealing Tinkerbell (her appearance inspired a fellow adult male audience member to shout “I BELIEVE!”) – is Lucy Evans. With Eastenders star John Altman (Nasty Nick Cotton) playing another villain, Captain Hook, the cast is formidable indeed. Stealing the show with hilarious audience participation and the perfect comedy duo (naturally), The Chuckle Brothers of course. They took the helm of the pantomime and steered it into traditional ‘waters’. After years in ‘the business’, they haven’t lost their ability to entertain a variety of age groups and long may they continue to do so.

The piece de resistance was the pirate ship, a splendid vessel indeed, which captured the imagination of the youngest member of our party! Large-scale pantomimes are QDOS’s speciality and Peter Pan is no exception.

Tickets can be booked via this link: http://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/panto must end on Sunday 24th January 2016.

You’ll be sorry if you miss it…. oh yes you will!

 

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