Christopher Biggins to star in Southend pantomime

Panto dame Christopher Biggins to star in Southend pantomime

Panto dame Christopher Biggins to star in Southend pantomime

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CHRISTOPHER Biggins is set to star in this year's pantomime at the Cliffs Pavilion.

The nation’s favourite pantomime Dame will makes his Southend pantomime debut this Christmas in the role of Mrs Smee in Peter Pan, with international superstar David Hasselhoff in the role of Captain Hook.

Christopher Biggins television appearances include being crowned King of the Jungle on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, winner of Celebrity Come Dine with Me on Channel 4 as well as making regular appearances on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. 

He is has honed his on-stage skills with a series of appearances in pantomime throughout his career.

Jonathan Kiley, Executive Producer of Peter Pan said: “We are thrilled to have Christopher join the legendary Hoff on stage at the Cliffs Pavilion. Having two such superb stars leading the cast of this year’s magical pantomime, combined with top-drawer production values, stunning sets and fabulous costumes makes Peter Pan the must-see pantomime in Essex.

"Comedy will take centre stage in the Cliffs Pavilion pantomime which is guaranteed to keep the whole family laughing until the final curtain comes down.”

Peter Pan guarantees a treasure-chest full of comedy, much seasonal silliness, along with stunning flying sequences.

Theatre Director Ellen McPhillips said: “We are, of course, delighted that Christopher Biggins will be appearing in Southend this Christmas. He is well-known for his portrayals of hilarious dames in pantomimes across the country and the introduction of the Mrs Smee character will perfectly complement the hugely-popular David Hasselhoff playing Hoff The Hook.”

“Since announcing that The Hoff will be starring in the pantomime there has been a massive demand for tickets, and the addition of Christopher is the icing on the cake. He has appeared in Southend a number of times in the past and has always gone down extremely well with audiences of all ages.”

Peter Pan is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer. Such is the expected demand for tickets that the producers have added an extra week to the planned run!

Peter Pan will be captivating Southend audiences from Saturday, December 13 2014 to Sunday, January 112015. Tickets can be booked online at southendtheatres.org.uk.

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12:30pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Leighdweller says...

Stellar cast this year... can't wait.
Stellar cast this year... can't wait. Leighdweller
  • Score: 4

12:46pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Good old Lukewarm
Good old Lukewarm Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

2:06pm Fri 21 Mar 14

southendcivilservant says...

Fantastic, Biggins is worth every penny!!
Fantastic, Biggins is worth every penny!! southendcivilservant
  • Score: 7

2:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

widow twanker
widow twanker profondo asbo
  • Score: -8

9:04am Sat 22 Mar 14

gangsta_len says...

I gave up on southend panto when Shane Ritchie took residence for what seemed like an eternity.

This year however looks amazing I bought my tickets already. Worth every penny to see the Hoff and Biggins in Panto. Hoping they both do a few songs!
I gave up on southend panto when Shane Ritchie took residence for what seemed like an eternity. This year however looks amazing I bought my tickets already. Worth every penny to see the Hoff and Biggins in Panto. Hoping they both do a few songs! gangsta_len
  • Score: 1

3:21pm Sat 22 Mar 14

John Bull 40 says...

Another has been, he was probably cheap.
Another has been, he was probably cheap. John Bull 40
  • Score: -2

8:00pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

gangsta_len wrote:
I gave up on southend panto when Shane Ritchie took residence for what seemed like an eternity.

This year however looks amazing I bought my tickets already. Worth every penny to see the Hoff and Biggins in Panto. Hoping they both do a few songs!
"This year however looks amazing'

Thank you very much..
[quote][p][bold]gangsta_len[/bold] wrote: I gave up on southend panto when Shane Ritchie took residence for what seemed like an eternity. This year however looks amazing I bought my tickets already. Worth every penny to see the Hoff and Biggins in Panto. Hoping they both do a few songs![/p][/quote]"This year however looks amazing' Thank you very much.. ThisYear
  • Score: 2

8:29pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Purple Om 89-91 says...

Ahhh...Sweet as, Biggins is the apex of panto. Excellent choice.
Ahhh...Sweet as, Biggins is the apex of panto. Excellent choice. Purple Om 89-91
  • Score: 2

9:24am Thu 27 Mar 14

wonga says...

I've heard the Hoff does an excellent Hook.. we just have to keep him out of the many excellent bars in Southend..

But Biggins.. well.. Biggins IS Mr Panto and a total legend! It'll be better than anything London has to offer this year.. Oh yes it will! :D
I've heard the Hoff does an excellent Hook.. we just have to keep him out of the many excellent bars in Southend.. But Biggins.. well.. Biggins IS Mr Panto and a total legend! It'll be better than anything London has to offer this year.. Oh yes it will! :D wonga
  • Score: 0

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