Panto Peter Pan ‘kept me on the edge of my seat’

Mansfield Palace Theatre presents its Pantomime for 2016. Peter Pan stars Jessica Punch as Peter Pan, Marc Baylis as Captain Hook, Adam Moss as Smee and Holly Atterton as Tinker Bell

Picture: Sarah Washbourn
Mansfield Palace Theatre presents its Pantomime for 2016. Peter Pan stars Jessica Punch as Peter Pan, Marc Baylis as Captain Hook, Adam Moss as Smee and Holly Atterton as Tinker Bell Picture: Sarah Washbourn

Peter Pan, a widely known story, has come back to town in 2016 for the panto season.

From Captain Hook to Tinker Bell, you will find a comedical version of all characters in this panto.

Before I start, yes, there is an ex-Corrie star (Marc Baylis), and yes, he is the villain (Captain Hook).

So, let’s start. The amount of comedy in this panto is hilarious.

I nearly died with laughter in some parts. It is a great early Christmas present for all ages. I do not want to spoil too much of Peter Pan, so get your tickets, get to your seats and relax. The actors are brilliant.

They play their roles as if they were actually that character.

The stunts were well-performed and, in some cases, hilarious.

Do not try then at home without training or there is a bed in King’s Mill Hospital with your name on it!

For jokes, you must watch the scenes with Smee (Adam Moss) in it.

As a secondary school student, I sometimes do not understand the jokes, but I am sure there are lots of people like me, cough, cough.

Moving on, the music involved in Peter Pan is incredible, with Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars), Gangnam Style (PSY), Jai Ho (The Pussycat Dolls), Don’t Stop Me (Queen) and so many more.

The plot is also one that kept me on the edge of my seat.

But, as people may not have seen the panto yet, I will not spoil the surprise.

This is also a panto which, in my opinion, is different in many ways and breaks the limits of previous pantos at Mansfield Palace Theatre.