Actor and entertainer Bradley Walsh is set to make a triumphant return this Christmas to Milton Keynes Theatre to star in Peter Pan.
Taking a break from TV screens in hit series’ such as Law & Order UK and The Chase, the theatre’s favourite funny man returns to the venue after a seven year break after smashing its box office records in Cinderella (2006) and Aladdin (2007)!
Leading an all-star cast as Smee, Captain Hook’s hapless first mate, this year’s pantomime will be a magical delight for families of all ages.
Bradley says of his return to Milton Keynes: “I can’t wait to be back at Milton Keynes Theatre.
“My happiest memories of panto were during my time spent there and I have been dying to get back but my schedule over the last seven years hasn’t allowed me.
“However this year I’m back with a show that will be fun for everyone …. Especially Me !!! Bring it on !!”
No panto is complete without its dastardly villain, and there is no bigger baddie in all of Neverland than this year’s Captain Hook, Rocky Horror’s David Bedella.
Olivier Award-winner David Bedella created the role of Satan/Warm Up Man in the controversially popular Jerry Springer–The Opera, and his many West End and Broadway stage credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Chicago, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jesus Christ Superstar and La Cage Aux Folles.
Joining Bradley and David on the decks of the Jolly Roger will be Britain’s Got Talent street dance sensations, Flawless, who will play a group of pop-locking, hip-hopping pirates.
Bradley Walsh proved so successful on his previous panto outings at the theatre that they labelled the ticket gold rush as “The Bradley Effect”.
In recent years he has mixed stage and screen work both as a serious actor, an all-round entertainer and comedian.
Walsh was the loveable rogue Danny Baldwin in the award-winning soap Coronation Street and appeared in The Old Curiosity Shop alongside Sir Derek Jacobi.
Over the last five years he has been Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brookes, in ITV’s hugely successful Law and Order UK.
Bradley can also be seen as host of ITV1’s game show The Chase. His film credits include Mike Bassett: England Manager and Happy Ending.
Peter Pan runs from 05 Dec–11 Jan. Tickets are now on sale.