As the countdown to panto begins, 4 Poofs and a Piano Star steps in to play Dame Able Mabel
Shiploads of nautical fun will sail into town next week as The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan begin on Thursday 13 December. The talented cast will perform an incredible 32 performances over the run which concludes with a New Year’s Day show at 3pm. Captain Hook (Eastenders Sid Owen) will be trying to outwit our hero, Peter Pan (Anthony Sahota) in Never Land. We will also meet Wendy Darling (Sophie Holt), Tiger Lily (Naomi Slater) and the delectable Dame Able Mabel now being played by 4 Poofs and a Piano’s Ian Parkin.
Ian appeared regularly on TV’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC) for nine years as part of house band 4 Poofs and a Piano. The group went on to play 6 times at Glastonbury Festival and had three national tours with television appearances on Daybreak, This Morning and Loose Women.
Marina Theatre CEO, Emma Butler Smith said “We are delighted to have Ian with us for this year’s Pantomime. We have no doubt he’ll be a hilarious and dazzling dame!”