Performers College Alumni shine in London Palladium’s Peter Pan

24 November, 2023

We’re thrilled to spot Performers College alumni in one of the UK’s biggest pantomimes this season.

This year, the London Palladium is staging Peter Pan, starring the legendary comedy actor Jennifer Saunders as Captain Hook, opposite our own 2018 graduate Louis Gaunt as Peter Pan. Louis performed his first Palladium panto in 2017 as an ensemble cast member in Dick Whittington, and took the lead role in last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk before returning to the lead cast in this year’s show, alongside Julian Clary, Gary Wilmot, Nigel Havers, and Paul Zerdin.

Promotional Image of Louis Gaunt in costume as Peter Pan at the Palladium

Flying the Performers College Flag

We’re so proud of Louis flying the Performers College flag, but he’s not alone. This year, four more alumni and a lecturer are featured in the ensemble:

  • Katie Dunsden joins the cast after a successful run as Cha Cha in Grease at the Dominion Theatre
  • Thomas Inge has just completed the UK and Ireland tour of Dirty Dancing as swing and Dance Captain
  • Redmand Rance most recently appeared in the movie Barbie, and has previously appeared in the acclaimed production of A Chorus Line as Mike at the Leicester Curve theatre.
  • Grant Thresh has just completed the highly anticipated Burlesque the Musical
  • Max Trengrove is a lecturer at Performers College and plays Dance Captain in the show.

Performers College Essex Campus Dean, Emma Rogers, said:

“It is wonderful to see five Performers College alumni joining the cast for one of the most renowned and spectacular pantomime productions in the UK. It’s exciting to see them performing in one of the most iconic theatres in London’s West End where hundreds of stars have appeared before them. We’re wishing them the best for a successful run and the same for all our alumni and current students who will be performing in other pantomimes across the UK this season.”

Peter Pan runs at the London Palladium from 9th December to 14th January. Be sure to look out for the countless other Performers College students and graduates in pantomime around the UK this Christmas!


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