Cann roped in to help fight Hook

AS a politician, Andrew Cann is no stranger to crossing swords with opponents - but never literally.

He was roped in to help Peter Pan keep Captain Hook under control while dropping by the set of Peter Pan on Ice at the Regent.

“Captain Hook is 6ft 8in, so I think he had an unfair advantage but I would have to say he won this time. Peter Pan doesn’t really need my help and he’ll win on the night,” says Ipswich Borough Council’s culture portfolio holder.

“I’m a 38-year-old big kid really. It was good fun holding on to this rope and being hoisted in the air while there was a sword fight going on.

“These skaters are amazing, very talented people. I’m looking forward to seeing the show with my boys on Sunday, it’s going to be great.”

J.M Barrie’s famous story of the boy who never grew up will be brought to life by the world renowned Wild Rose Russian Ice Stars from today until December 30.

The show is quite a departure from the star-studded pantomimes of recent years.

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“It’s the first time I’ve heard of anything like this coming to Suffolk. It’s a unique opportunity. The company’s very well known and professional. There’s already been a lot of tickets sales so we’re happy with the decision,” added Mr Cann.

Some of the cast will be appearing on TV tonight too, when BBC Look East broadcasts its weather round-up from the theatre.

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