Our Star of the week this week is James Austin Harvey, who is excited to be returning to the stage as the dastardly Hook having played him last year.
Peter Pan is an amazing family treat, full of fun and festive cheer! Fly away this Christmas as we take you on a spectacular journey of wonder and excitement into the magical world of Neverland.
This Swashbuckling adventure will captivate audiences of all ages with stunning special effects, spectacular scenery, some truly amazing flying and a good heling of fairy dust.
Peter Pan runs at the Guildhall Arts Centre from Saturday 9th December until Sunday 7th January, ticket prices ensure that this is the best value pantomime in the district, with special discounts for groups, schools and families.
For more information contact www.guildhallartscentre.com or call the box office on 01476 406158.
JAMES AUSTIN HARVEY – CAPTAIN HOOK/MR DARLING
James graduated from Guildford School of Acting and has since enjoyed a diverse career as an actor and director.
He has just completed a summer open air tour as actor and assistant director/company stage manager on Dogs Don’t Do Ballet for Little Blue Monster Productions. James spent two glorious summers at Kew Gardens performing with Angel Exit Theatre in Strictly Spice playing Clove and Plant Family Crocket playing Basil. He has completed a national tour with Tell Tale Hearts Theatre Company in Inside Out playing himself as a 7 year old. He also originated the character of Dad for Nottingham Playhouse in their ground breaking production, Wave.
Other theatre credits: Bottom, A Midsummer Nights Dream Page-2-Stage. Mustapha Polo in Sinbad for Pendle Productions, Mr Merriman/Mr Brooke in The Woman In White for Ian Dickens Productions. The Narrator in Giraffes Can’t Dance at The Palace Theatre Newark, The Dragon in The Dragon’s Daughter with Blunderbus Theatre Company, John in The Way of The Pear at The Windsor Drama Festival, Sergeant McPullen in The Hospital Force at The Rose Hill Theatre, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the Young Shakespeare Company, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Thomas in The Emperor’s New Clothes both with C Theatre, Centurion Mitridate ri de Punto at the Royal Opera House and Commander Euston in Voyage From Titan at the White Bear Theatre.
Television credits include: Sid Wakeling in Battle of Briton for ITV, Sir Percy in The Six Wives of Henry VIII for Channel 4 and John in All I Want For Christmas for Sky One.
This is James’ fifth year with Polka Dot and his second outing as Captain Hook. He has also played Munta Hardup in Cinderella which he also directed and the Emperor in Aladdin twice.
He is delighted to be dropping anchor this Christmas in Grantham and really looking forward to getting his Hook stuck into Peter Pan.