The Hoff gets his hooks into panto at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

David Hasselhoff stars in Peter Pan at Nottingham's Theatre Royal
David Hasselhoff stars in Peter Pan at Nottingham's Theatre Royal

International star David Hasselhoff, aka The Hoff, has hooked the role of baddie Captain Hook in the region’s biggest pantomime.

Best known for his iconic roles as Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch, he will be treading the boards in Peter Pan at Nottingham Theatre Royal from December 7 2013 to January 12, 2014.

David said: ““I love performing in pantomime. It’s a fabulous British tradition and a great excuse to get the whole family together and enjoy a wonderful and entertaining time at the theatre. I can’t wait to spend Christmas with the people of Nottingham but watch out - Hoff the Hook is coming to get you. You’re gonna love me....oh yes, you are!”

Joining David on stage in the title role of Peter Pan is children’s television star Barney Harwood. Barney started his career at the age of 17 in the boy band Goal and made the move into presenting two years later on the popular music show Planet Pop. He then joined CBBC as a presenter on Smile and, in 2007, won the Children’s BAFTA for Best TV Presenter. He has since presented a string of successful shows such as Prank Patrol, Bear Behaving Badly, Barney’s Barrier Reef and Basil’s Swap Shop.

Adding a touch of sparkle to the pantomime in the role of the Magical Mermaid is television and stage favourite Su Pollard - best known for playing the loveable Peggy in the 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi! As an actress, singer, writer and comedienne Nottingham-born Su has enjoyed a career spanning 40 years. Her other notable career highlights have seen her appear in You Rang, M’lord?, Oh, Doctor Beeching! as well as successful stage productions of Annie, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweet Charity.