Peter Pan hooks panto fans

Newcastle Theatre Royal’s 2017/18 pantomime Peter Pan has set a new box office record, reaching the million pound mark.

Peter Pan will once again feature Danny Adams in the title role, Clive Webb as Mr Smee and Chris Hayward as Mrs Smee.

Tickets went on sale in November 2016 and with more than 49,000 tickets sold almost 11 months ahead of its opening night it has surpassed the previous record set this time last year by current pantomime Cinderella.

Theatre Royal chief executive Philip Bernays said: “Sales have been rocketing since tickets for Peter Pan went on sale in November and this is the first time in our history that we have hit the million pound sales barrier for next year’s panto while still having so many performances of the current show yet to go.”