A triple treat in store for all you panto fanatics

David Bedella as Captain Hook in Peter Pan
David Bedella as Captain Hook in Peter Pan

If you’re an avid panto fan like me, there’s a triple treat ahead - oh yes, there is!!

You can take your pick from no less than three seasonal delights - or spoil yourself and see them all.

Peter Pan is delighting audiences young and old at Milton Keynes Theatre, with popular funny man Bradley Walsh as Captain Hook’s hapless first mate Smee.

David Bedella plays the dastardly villain and fits the the part to perfection with his saturnine looks and perenially curling lip.

He won an Olivier for his role as Satan/Warm Up Man in the controversial Jerry Springer – The Opera and he’s also a veteran of West End hits such as The Rocky Horror Show, Chicago and Jesus Christ Superstar.

(Call the Box Office on 0844 8717652).

Over at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre there’s more panto magic with Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood - and a chance to see some very talented local youngsters strutting their stuff in their first professional production.

Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy (Adam Fletcher) makes an imposing Sheriff of Nottingham while 1990s pop star Lolly (Anna Kumble) is a fabulous Fairy in the Forest, with X Factor’s Andy Abraham as a lugubrious Little John.

(Call the Box Office on 01582 602080).

And there’s more! TADS Theatre Group are offering Calamity Jon! – billed as the rootin’-est, tootin’-est panto in the West! When world famous gunslinger Hank Mow-em-Down Hoedown is kidnapped by injuns, his assistant Jon decides to take his place . . . with hilarious results.

(Call the Box Office on 07952 633234).