Contact Us

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

Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

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.’

Watch Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby’
if(typeof AOLVP_cfg===’undefined’)AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:’AOLVP_747860030001′,’codever':0.1,’autoload':false,’autoplay':false,’displaymnads':true,’playerid':’89761511001′,’videoid':’747860030001′,’width':476,’height':357,’playertype':’inline’,’stillurl':’dynamic’,’videolink':’#’,’videotitle':’dynamic’,’videodesc':”});

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!