Kent

Vanilla Ice to star in panto at Kent's Central Theatre

  • 29 March 2011
  • From the section Kent
Vanilla Ice
Image caption The rapper is best known for his 1991 hit Ice Ice Baby

Rapper Vanilla Ice will make his panto debut at a Kent theatre.

The 1990s star, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, will play Captain Hook in a production of Peter Pan at the Central Theatre in Chatham.

Ice, whose biggest hit was 1991's Ice Ice Baby, recently starred as a contestant on ITV1's Dancing on Ice.

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."

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

The X Factor's Jedward - twins John and Edward Grimes - last year reworked Queen's hit Under Pressure with Vanilla Ice.

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