Darren Day hooks up with Peter Pan in Northampton

Published: 1 December 2018

Darren Day, Flawless, The Grumbleweeds and Rachael Wooding will apper in Northampton Royal and Derngate’s panto Peter Pan.

Actor, singer and television presenter Day plays dastardly Captain Hook for the third time in his career.

Street dance troupe Flawless, who were finalists in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, have been a mainstay of the hip-hop dance scene since they were formed by Marlon Wallen and Amelia Benoit in 2005.

Robin Colvill and James Brandon, better known as The Grumbleweeds, will play Smee and Starkey, Captain Hook’s first mates. Rachael Wooding plays Mimi the Mermaid.

Jonathan Kiley of producers Qdos Entertainment said, “we’re delighted to have such a wealth of talent in Peter Pan, from the amazing routines of Flawless to Darren Day’s unique and uniquely cool take on Captain Hook and the madcap comedy of The Grumbleweeds. It’s going to be a panto journey everyone will want to embark on this festive season.”

Peter Pan runs at Royal and Derngate from Friday 7 until Sunday 30 December. Press night will be Tuesday 11 December.

Steve Orme