UPDATE: Peter Pan Casting

12 May 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Peter Pan at Blackpool Winter Gardens from 16 December 2017. Jennifer Ellison will lead the cast as Captain Hook alongside X Factor’s Jake Quickenden as Peter Pan.  They will be joined on stage by Radio Wave’s Breakfast Show Presenter Scott Gallagher as hapless sidekick Smee.

Jennifer Ellison rose to prominence in Brookside, and went on to star as Meg Giry in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Her further film and television credits include The Cottage, Hotel Babylon, The Verdict, New Street Law, and The Brief. Most recently Jennifer has led the UK version of the hit US series Dance Moms, which follows Jennifer at her very own dance school, The Jennifer Ellison Fame Academy. A professional dancer since a very early age, Jennifer has appeared on the West End stage in Chicago, Boeing Boeing, Singin’ in the Rain and Calendar Girls. She has also appeared in UK tours of The War Of The Worlds, Legally Blonde and numerous pantomimes.

Singer and reality TV Favourite Jake Quickenden was first seen on X Factor in 2012 where he won a coveted spot on Nicole Scherzinger’s team, unfortunately Jake didn’t make it to the live shows but returned in 2014 going through to perform in the live shows.  Following X Factor Jake presented Chart Show Dance, and Chart Show TV and in 2015 joined I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! where he came runner-up.  In 2015 and 2016 Jake toured the UK performing his own music and most recently has been seen as a TV panellist on shows including Loose Women and Big Brothers BBBOTS. Peter Pan will be Jakes first acting role.

Tickets information can be found at the Blackpool Winter Gardens website: http://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/peter-pan/#tickets

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