DARLINGTON Hippodrome has announced that Christopher Biggins will be returning to where it all began by starring in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan as Mrs Smee this Christmas from Friday December 9.

Biggins first started his panto Dame career back in Darlington over 45 years ago where he starred in Mother Goose, Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk at Darlington Civic Theatre, before forging a highly successful career in show business.

Biggins said: “I did my first ever pantomime as Dame in Mother Goose at the Civic Theatre in Darlington and I loved it. I’m thrilled to be coming back to Darlington this year as Mrs Smee in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at the Hippodrome. I can’t wait, I’m so looking forward to it!”

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Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes Michael Harrison said: “We’re delighted that Biggins will be starring as the comical Mrs Smee in this year’s production of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan. Not only is he pantomime royalty and a stalwart of the artform, but he’s hilariously entertaining and sure to make this season very special for our Darlington Hippodrome audiences.”

Speaking on the casting, Heather Tarran-Jones, Programming and Development Director of Darlington Hippodrome said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Biggins will be with us for pantomime this year. I am sure he will be a great hit with audiences of all ages making a welcome return to the Hippodrome where his panto Dame career began.”


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