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Vanilla Ice to Play Pantomime Captain Hook in U.K.’s ‘Peter Pan’

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Continuing his impressive run of oddball overseas appearances, former rapper Vanilla Ice has revealed that he will remain in the United Kingdom to play Captain Hook in a holiday season, pantomime performance of the classic play ‘Peter Pan.’

The show, which will run at the Central Theater in Chatham, Kent from Dec. 9, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012, will be Ice’s first pantomime performance, yet he joins a long tradition of veteran North American stars to jump across the pond and show-off their moves.

“Ice is a huge name who I am sure will be a real draw for parents and children alike,” said Tony Hill, the manager of the theater where ‘Peter Pan’ will run. “He has never performed in a pantomime before, but I am sure that he will go down as a hit.”

Pantomime performances still remain extremely popular in Britain. They are traditionally performed during the Christmas season and billed as an entertaining form of musical comedy that’s perfect for the entire family.

After Vanilla’s recent turn on England’s ‘Dancing on Ice,’ he actually has some momentum in the U.K. and will tour for that program throughout the month of April. Ice, born Robert Van Winkle, is still best known for his 1991 smash ‘Ice Ice Baby.’


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