Steve McFadden will lead the 2019/2020 panto cast at the Orchard Theatre Dartford.
Soap star Steve McFadden will star as the villainous Captain Hook in Peter Pan from December 14.
McFadden is best known for his role as Phil Mitchell in BBC One's EastEnders. Other TV credits include The Bill, Minder, Bergerac and Britain's Hardest.
Joining McFadden on the cast will be comedian Andy Ford as Mr Smee. It will be a reunion for the pair, who previously performed together to critical acclaim in Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth 2017.
Steve McFadden said: “Nothing beats playing to a live theatre audience, so I can’t wait to be on stage at the Orchard this Christmas.
"I’m also really looking forward to working with Andy once again and bringing some festive magic to Dartford and beyond.”
Managing Director of panto producers Qdos Entertainment Michael Harrison said “Steve is a first-class actor and we are absolutely delighted that he’ll be leading the cast of our Dartford pantomime alongside the brilliant Andy Ford as Smee.
"We’re already planning plenty of surprises and a ship-load of family friendly fun for everyone to enjoy.”
Based on the story by J M Barrie, Peter Pan tells the adventures of a free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up.
Peter Pan plays at the Orchard Theatre Dartford between Saturday 14 December 2019 and Sunday 5 January 2020.
You can purchase tickets online from £20 at the theatre box office