Further cast flying into Peter Pan - The Return of Captain Hook

News 27 June 2022
The Further Adventures of Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook

News Story

With plenty of swash and buckle, Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell take up their residency this Christmas at Fairfield Halls

UK Productions and BH Live are proud to present a super swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan - The Return of Captain Hook, flying into Fairfield Halls Croydon from the 10th to 31st December. The star-studded cast, headed up by EastEnders bad boy Ricky Champ as Captain Hook and Gemma Hunt as Tinker Bell, promises to be a fabulous festive production with guaranteed fun, laughs and adventure! With galleons of entertainment, fantastic flying effects, an acrobatic pirate crew, and possibly the hungriest crocodile you’ll ever see, join the adventure this festive season.

Joining Ricky Champ and Gemma Hunt are CBBC and Crackerjack’s Mark Rhodes as Smee and Channel 5 Milkshake!presenter David Ribi as Peter Pan.

Join Peter, Smee, Tinker Bell, Emily and Ethyl Mermaid on a brand-new swashbuckling adventure full of fun, laughter … and crocodiles!

After defeating the evil Captain Hook and his crew of prancing pirates, life has been pretty perfect for Peter Pan. But when a stranger arrives in Neverland, he is forced to question his past and face his future. Will Peter ever grow up?

And then there are the rumours ...

That a certain someone survived the stormy seas and is seeking revenge! Have you heard them too? People are saying … that Hook is back!

So watch out … he might be behind you!

Jonathan Higgins, General Manager for Fairfield Halls said, “Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a family trip to the pantomime, so we are very excited that this year’s show will be one of the most famous fairy tales of them all. I’m delighted to be welcoming new production partners UK Productions to the venue. Martin Dodd and his team produce some of the UK’s biggest pantomimes, so we really appreciate them coming on board, and look forward to what promises to be a very exciting panto season.”

Producer Martin Dodd from UK Productions added: “Peter Pan is such a fantastic story and we have completely refreshed it with this sequel which has all the magic of the original plus all the pantomime elements we know our audiences love – including special effects, laugh out loud comedy, great song and dance routines, and fabulous sets and costumes. Never will your Swash have been so Buckled so Hook your tickets today because the Croc is ticking!”

Not to be missed, tickets and group bookings are available from bhlivetickets.co.uk with special early bird rates and super schools offers also available. fairfield.co.uk

Facebook - @fairfieldcroydon

Twitter - @fairfieldhalls

Instagram - @croydonfairfield


For further information, press tickets and interviews please contact: Arabella Neville-Rolfe for ANRPR on 07815 025364, anrpr@outlook.com



VENUE: Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG

DATE(S): 10 – 31 DECEMBER 2022

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: TUESDAY – SUNDAY, VARIOUS PERFORMANCE TIMES Tickets available to book via 020 3292 0002 / www.fairfield.co.uk *transaction fee applies


Ricky is best known for playing Stuart Highway in EastEnders since 2018. He also appeared in all four seasons of the BBC Three sitcom, Him and Her, as Paul alongside Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani. Ricky’s other notable credits include Game of Thrones, the recent BBC adaptation of This Is Going To Hurt and the RSC’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Gemma is the presenter of the hit and BAFTA winning CBeebies pirate gameshow series Swashbuckle which is now on its 8th series. She has presented a huge variety of shows and has hundreds of live hours of TV experience presenting magazine shows, links and hosting coverage from live events. Straight after university she joined CBBC as one of their live on-air presenters working on CBBC1, 2 and then on the CBBC Channel for over four years. In 2020 Gemma was delighted to join the regular presenting team of BBC1’s Songs of Praise and in February 2022 Gemma co-hosted C5’s Today From The Caravan Show live from NEC with Rufus Hound.


Mark is one half of the hugely popular TV presenting duo Sam and Mark. The pair have come a long way since Pop Idol in 2003, coming 2nd and 3rd respectively.

It was whilst filming backstage VT’s that their friendship began and the dynamic between Sam & Mark was sparked.

Mark is probably best-known for presenting 8 series of Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC) for which the pair received two Children’s BAFTA’s for Best Presenters and a Children’s BAFTA for best entertainment format. The duo has most recently presented the BBC reboot of Crackerjack. Firm family favourites with a wealth of credits, the duo have also hosted hugely popular shows including Level Up, TMi, Copycats, Junior Bake Off and Match of the Day: Can You Kick It to name but a few. Alongside their TV success, Sam and Mark have also published three children’s books The Adventures of Long Arm, The Adventure of Long Arm vs The Evil Supply Teacher and the picture book The Stink Before Christmas.


David is best known for presenting the UK's number 1 Kids TV show, Milkshake! on Channel 5, where he has been for the last 4 years. His theatre credits Include: Milkshake Live! (2017-Present), Sky/Ensemble in Mamma Mia (2016 UK Tour), Sketch/Link in Hairspray (2014 UK Tour) and Bobby in Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End, UK & European Tour). David is also a singer/songwriter and arranger. His most recent online series, Duets, can be seen on his YouTube and IGTV channels - @Ribsy87, where he performs with many of the UK's best known musical theatre stars.