Benidorm's Tony Maudsley and Asa Elliott will lead the star cast at Liverpool Empire's 2019/2020 panto.
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, this year's show will be Peter Pan. Tickets are on sale now online here.
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.
As always, the festive family panto will be brought to life by a spectacular cast.
Peter Pan Liverpool Empire panto cast
Tony Maudsley will be taking a break from the Benidorm hairdressing salon where he is best-known for playing the lovable Kenneth Du Beke in the long-running, award-winning ITV comedy.
Swapping his curling iron for a mop to keep the Jolly Roger ship shape, Tony will play Kenneth the Cabin Boy.
Joining him as the leader of the Neverlanders, Tiger Billy, will be Tony’s Benidorm co-star Asa Elliott. Best known for playing the lead-vocalist of the fictional Neptune’s Club on the hit television show, Asa regularly show-cased his impressive vocals, appearing for, and alongside, the wide range of famous faces who appeared in the hit ITV show.
Tony and Asa will be joined on the cast by comedian John Evans who will play Smee, television and stage actor Louis Emerick as Captain Hook, X Factor finalist Niki Evans as The Magical Mermaid and Georgie Ashford as Tinkerbell.
Speaking on his casting, Tony Maudsley said: “It’s a huge honour to have been asked to join the cast of the Liverpool Empire panto. Growing up in Liverpool I know full well just how important panto is for the city, so to be back in the beautiful Empire and back on my home turf at Christmas is going to be really magical."
Peter Pan plays at the Liverpool Empire theatre between Saturday 7 December 2019 to Sunday 29 December 2019.
You can purchase tickets online from £11 at ATG Tickets