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Veteran travel expert, Coach Trip host and Hull New Theatre pantomime star Brendan Sheerin took an early trip around Hull to take a look around the city and speak to the press ahead of his forthcoming, swashbuckling pantomime appearance in Peter Pan.

Brendan became a household name through Channel 4's runaway hit reality programme Coach Trip, having started his travel career in Costa Brava in the late 70s. Coach Trip and Celebrity Coach Trip catapulted Brendan to fame, with more than 400 episodes having aired since the series started in 2005. Brendan's other TV credits include Brendan's Magical Mystery Tour and Brendan's Love Cruise. Brendan has written about his travel adventures in his autobiography titled My Life: A Coach Trip Adventure.

Taking time out of his hectic schedule before he heads overseas to film the next series of the popular daytime travel show, Brendan took in the sights, leading members of the City of Culture team around Hull and the surrounding area and talking all things Peter Pan.

Brendan will star as Starkey alongside Darren Day as Captain Hook, Charlie Hardwick as the Magical Mermaid, Jonny Labey in the title role of Peter Pan, Sid Sloane as Big Chief and Ricky K as Smee. Peter Pan marks the first pantomime to play the newly redeveloped venue when it reopens its doors to the public later this year.

It's set to be the biggest pantomime ever to play Hull New Theatre, with spectacular high-flying effects, an unmissable underwater 3D sequence and all of the ingredients of a traditional family pantomime. In a localised twist to the story, the Darling Family will no longer be London residents, instead hailing from Hull before they take to the skies and head for Neverland to outwit the evil pirates and rid it of the sinister swashbuckler Captain Hook with the help of a very hungry crocodile.

Peter Pan will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world's biggest pantomime producer and the same team behind the Hull New Theatre panto since 2005.

With a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, bundles of audience participation, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family, Hull audiences won't want to miss this theatrical treat.

Peter Pan is at Hull New Theatre from Thursday 7 to Sunday 31 December, with matinee and evening performances daily (no performances on December 11, 18 and 25).

There will be a relaxed performance on 13 December at 7pm and a signed performance on 19 December at 7pm. Tickets are from £14.50. Family tickets are also available.

Visit the Hull City Hall box office, call 01482 300 306, or book online.

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