Louis Gaunt, Frances Mayli McCann to lead 'Peter Pan' pantomime

The London Palladium Pantomime production will play for five weeks this Christmas season, beginning on 9 December and directed by Michael Harrison.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

They're following the second star to the right and straight on 'till the London Palladium! Louis Gaunt and Frances Mayli McCann will join this Christmas's Peter Pan pantomime, beginning performances on 9 December.

Gaunt will play Peter Pan, and McCann will play Wendy. Gaunt played the title role in last year's Jack and the Beanstalk pantomine at the Palladium, and he's also known for roles in The Wizard of Oz (in which he currently plays the Scarecrow at the Palladium), Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends - A Celebration, and Mary Poppins.

McCann is known for her Olivier Award-nominated performance as Kayla in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. Her other best-known roles include Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde, Heather McNamara in Heathers, and Eponine in Les Misérables. She makes her Palladium debut with Peter Pan.

Gaunt and McCann join the previously announced Jennifer Saunders as Captain Hook, Julian Clary as Seaman Smee, Paul Zerdin as Starkey, Nigel Havers as Pirate Nigel, Gary Wilmot as Mrs. Henrietta Hook, and Rob Madge as Tink.

Directed by Michael Harrison, Peter Pan has set design by Mark Walters, costume design by Hugh Durrant, choreography by Karen Bruce, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen, and composition and orchestrations by Gary Hind.

Check back for information on Peter Pan tickets on London Theatre.

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