The cast of the Queen’s Theatre pantomime have been in town to launch this year’s magical production of Peter Pan.

A talented cast is led by none other than John Altman aka ‘Nasty Nick Cotton’ of EastEnders fame, relishing the role of Pan’s arch nemesis Captain Hook.

Gareth Davies, director of the in-house Parkwood Productions show, also plays the dame, a reworking of the Pan character Smee.

Alongside him is sidekick Mini Smee, played by Daniel Farmer.

They are joined by Sophie Adams as Wendy, Daniel Slade as Peter Pan and Collette Stewart as Mrs Darling.

Sophie Adams will be playing Wendy in the Queen's Theatre production of Peter Pan. Picture: Tony GussinSophie Adams will be playing Wendy in the Queen's Theatre production of Peter Pan. Picture: Tony Gussin

The show runs at the theatre from December 14 until January 5, with a mix of evening and matinee performances.

Parkwood regional manager Mark Thompson said this year they wanted to ‘step it up a gear’, off the back of 2017’s well-received panto.

He said: “This year’s panto will have a number of huge technical elements that you would see in West End shows.

“The cast have been hand-picked, they are all very talented and have toured not only in the UK but around the world.

Gareth Davies as Smee and Daniel Farmer as Mini Smee in the Parkwood Productiosn show Peter Pan, launched in Barnstaple on September 18. Picture: Tony GussinGareth Davies as Smee and Daniel Farmer as Mini Smee in the Parkwood Productiosn show Peter Pan, launched in Barnstaple on September 18. Picture: Tony Gussin

“Peter Pan is very story driven and is a very well known show – this year we are looking to show off the best of it while adding in the panto elements and giving the community a festive experience for the whole family.”

For ticket information call the box office on 01271 316063 or visit thequeenstheatre.co.uk .