Peter Pan seems the obvious choice. QDOS charity, big money spinner. Not too keen on it as a panto because it is overly plot heavy, but I love your idea of a Mrs Hook.
I've also heard lots of rumours about Mother Goose with a last Hoorah for Biggins... but I somehow think that it's a bit too far fetched!
: I don't want Lee Mead at the Palladium. Not
: that I don't like him, I'm quite a big fan
: of his. But due to a mobility issue and the
: price of taxis I'd never be able to afford
: to go! I love the idea of a Mrs - or why
: not a Ms - Hook!
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: Peter Pan has been suggested for Palladium.
: think this would be too thin, however it
: could work.... I think they should have a
: "Mrs Hook" character (similar to
: when they had Joan Collins as Queen Rat
: alongside Nigel Havers as King Rat in
: Birmingham); perhaps played by Joan Collins
: or Barbara Windsor character. Captain Hook,
: played by someone such as Nigel Havers (or
: another famous, but good 'baddie'). A
: mermaid character as has been done recently
: by Qdos (perhaps someone like Su Pollard,
: Julie Walters). Peter by the standard boy
: band star, or Lee Mead etc. Smee (I can't
: think of a really famous one to play Smee?)
: and a dame in the form of Mrs Smee (Jeffrey
: Holland, Gary Wilmot again?)
: Overall I think for Peter Pan to work it
: needs extra characters and needs to add
: glamour - not just Julian Clary and Paul
: Zerdin every year, great performers, but
: they aren't the kind to have a fixed venue
: every year.
: Really interested to hear other people's
: speculations, rumours, thoughts, wishes