CJ from the Eggheads leads cast in pantomime confirmed for Milton Keynes this Christmas

This Milton Keynes theatre will host a new production of Peter Pan, this festive season.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 8:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:12 am

A production of Peter Pan will take place at The Chrysalis Theatre in Milton Keynes from December 4 until January 2 2022.

Organised by 1702 productions, the show will feature ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett, who will be playing the role of Mr. Smee, along with his right-hand man (literally) Arthur Lager who will perform as Grandpa Smee.

Steve shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, and has since appeared in pantomimes across the UK, as well as his own sell-out ventriloquism show.

A Peter Pan pantomime has been confirmed at the Chrysalis Theatre in Milton Keynes this December

Alongside Steve, is celebrity quizzer and West End actor, CJ de Mooi. CJ is best known for being one of the original team of Eggheads on the BBC2 quiz show.

CJ has been performing in the West End and is currently producing a new television sitcom.

Lucy Rose Rollason plays the title role, and is also the show’s choreographer. Lucy is an up and coming pantomime star, and is alumni of the British Pantomime Academy.

Steven Gordon-Wilson, Creative Director at 1702, said: “This production is the culmination of months of planning and production during lockdown. Like so many others, we are determined to bring live theatre back with a bang...and a little bit of pixie dust! Milton Keynes is a big town, and there’s room for a new pantomime on the block – we’re really looking forward to bringing this show to my home town.”

Steven has previously worked on dramatic arts productions in MK, at Destination Milton Keynes, Xscape and the Milton Keynes Theatre.

Tickets for Peter Pan can be booked here.