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Maidstone TV Studios will host its first panto this Christmas, producers have announced.

Vexx Pantomimes Ltd will stage Peter Pan, with a cast of famous faces from TV, at the New Cut Road Studios - which is where TV shows such as Later with Jools Holland and Take Me Out are filmed - from Friday, December 15 to Saturday, January 6, 2018.

The extravagant, modern show promises some well known faces plus spectacular special effects.

Hollyoaks star James Sutton will be one of the stars in the pantomime at Maidstone Studios
Hollyoaks star James Sutton will be one of the stars in the pantomime at Maidstone Studios

Producer Danny Wright said: "We’re very excited to be bringing such an extravagant and modern production to the county town of Kent! We’re very thankful to the Maidstone Studios for being so accommodating to something they are not used to hosting… but with the incredible space and unbelievable facilities we know this is going to be an unforgettable show.

Maidstone Studios will be the venue for a pantomime for the first time
Maidstone Studios will be the venue for a pantomime for the first time

"Our star cast is full of talent and experience. We’re trying to bring something fresh and new to Maidstone and we think this cast represents that."

X Factor star Lloyd Daniels will play Peter Pan
X Factor star Lloyd Daniels will play Peter Pan

The star-studded cast includes Hollyoaks star James Sutton, who left the Channel 4 soap earlier this year after 10 years, with Peter Pan being played by Lloyd Daniels, a finalist in ITV's X Factor in 2010, who has since headlined Bill Kenwright’s UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Peter Pan will be flying into Maidstone Studios and your school could be there!
Peter Pan will be flying into Maidstone Studios and your school could be there!

Fellow X Factor star Amelia Lily will play feisty, fun-loving Tinkerbell. Amelia shot to fame in 2011, when she finished third behind Marcus Collins and Little Mix and has since supported Girls Aloud and Olly Murs on tour.

TOWIE star Pascal Craymer will also be appearing in Maidstone's Peter Pan this Christmas
TOWIE star Pascal Craymer will also be appearing in Maidstone's Peter Pan this Christmas

TOWIE star Pascal Craymer and former Miss England finalist will star as Tiger Lily while also starring will be Dave Short as Dame Mrs Starkey with local actor Jazmin Patey-Ford as Wendy.

Young local hopefuls also have the chance to audition to be in the show, with auditions being held on Sunday, September 10.

Local actor Jazmin Patey-Ford
Local actor Jazmin Patey-Ford

Tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow at £24 to £28, and £86 for families. Bookings at early bird rates save £2.

To book visit maidstonepanto.com or tickets@maidstonepanto.com, or call 0800 999 7755.

You can also pre-register for the auditions by visiting maidstonepanto.com/auditions

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