Published: 05/11/2015 13:09 - Updated: 05/11/2015 13:25

It's good to be bad as panto star Greg swaps roles

Greg Powrie as Captain Hook.
Greg Powrie as Captain Hook.

EDEN Court is preparing to welcome the arrival of the cast of this year’s panto, Peter Pan, who begin rehearsals shortly ahead of the show opening on Tuesday 8th December.

The show sees the return of many familiar faces including Greg Powrie, who this year is swapping his usual dame’s dresses for a moustache and a hook to play the villainous pirate and arch-enemy of Peter Pan, Captain Hook.

"I am really excited to be playing the baddie this year," Powrie said.

"Dame is fabulous but I like to do something different now and again and Captain Hook is a great character and I can’t wait for rehearsals to start."

Steve Boden, managing director of Imagine Theatre, who are the producers of the show, added: "Rehearsals are not when the work starts on the show, but when it all comes together. We start work on each of our pantomimes early on in the year, casting, deciding on the set and costumes, creating the music, etc and it is when we go in to rehearsal that all the different strands are pulled together.

"This is our first year doing Peter Pan so we are really excited. We have lots of fabulous effects planned as well as plenty of slapstick fun, amazing costumes and some great song and dance routines."

The show also stars Iain Wotherspoon as Nanny McSmee, Ross Allan as Smee, Kieran Morris as Peter Pan, Alana Jacqueline as Tinker Bell, Rebecca Maltman as Wendy, Stephanie Falls as Tiger Lily and Inverness’s own Claire Darcy as Mrs Darling.

Peter Pan runs from Tuesday 8th December 2015 until Sunday 10th January 2016 and tickets are on sale now via Eden Court’s box office and website.

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