Vanilla Ice to perform in panto in Chatham

Hoping to Hook audiences into panto this year will be rapper Vanilla Ice.

Ice, whose real is name Robert Mathew Van Winkle, will be playing Captain Hook in a production of Peter Pan at the Central Theatre, Chatham.

He has had a resurgence in fame in this country after his 1991 hits single, ‘Ice Ice Baby’, since appearing in Dancing on ice this year.

Tony Hill, the theatre’s general manager, said: “Ice is a huge name who I am sure will be a real draw for parents and children alike because of his musical and film career as well as his appearance on Dancing on Ice.”

He added: “(He) has never performed in a pantomime before, but I am sure that he will go down as a hit.”

Ice is no stranger to acting, having starred in his film Cool as Ice in 1991 before playing himself in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze in the same year.

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