HALIFAX’S favourite comic Neil Hurst returns to the Victoria Theatre for the town’s annual pantomime Peter Pan.

This time he plays trainee pirate Smee and will be joined by some new faces, including Max Cane donning a dress as Nanny McSmee.

The cast also includes Kieran Morris as Peter Pan, Lucy Keirl as Tiger Lily and Katie Faye as Wendy.

They will be joined by Anna Lakin as Tinker Bell, following her twiso previous seasons in the ensemble, and Andrew Piper who returns to Halifax after playing Beast in back in 2012, as the fearsome Captain Hook.

Kieran is delighted to be reprising the role he played at Eden Court in 2015.

He said: “I love playing Peter as he is quite a complex character. He is brave and he is caring as well as being selfish and reckless at times.

“I also love getting to fly – it is quite nerve-racking the first few times but great fun once you get the hang of it.”

Max has worked in entertainment for a number of years, appearing in TV shows The Bill, EastEnders, Wire in the Blood, New Tricks and The Last Detective.

Andrew Piper said: “I am very excited to be playing Hook as he is one of the most iconic baddies in children’s literature. I also get to have a sword.”

Visit victoriatheatre.co.uk or call 01422 351158 to book tickets.