Brian is taking the starring role as Captain Hook in the Anthem Production of Peter Pan at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin.
This is the first time that Brian has tread the boards, and he is very excited to be playing the part of a sexy Johnny Depp-esque Captain Hook, - a lovable rogue. In the past Brian has always turned down offers to do panto as he loves to spend his Christmas at home in Ireland with his family, however taking on this role in Dublin still enables him to carry on that tradition.
Producer Karl Broderick said casting Brian allowed him to spice up the character of the baddie Captain Hook. He said: "Brian's Hook is 'very spoilt' and self delusional. . . he actually believes he is the good guy. . . after all, isn't he trying to rid Never Never Land of the pesky teen, Peter Pan?"
All the favourite characters including Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy, Hook and regular favourites Sammy Sausages and Buffy will be included in the Christmas time show.
From the Tivoli website
The Tivoli Theatre welcomes the Cheerios Panto - Peter Pan to Francis St having been a complete sell-out every year at Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre. This is the first time Peter Pan has been staged in the Republic of Ireland as a Panto and it promises to be jam packed with huge belly laughs, special effects and more 'Oh No He Isn't!!' than you can shake your wooden sword at. All our favourite characters including Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy and of course regular favourites Sammy Sausage and Buffy will be flying into the Tivoli. The ever popular Brian Dowling (Big Brother Winner, TV presenter & Failte Towers) will be starring as a very spoilt Captain Hook so expect tantrums a plenty. It's going to be Ireland's Funniest and most exciting panto! Oh Yes it is!!!!!
Tickets are now on sale for the Panto from the TivoliBox Office or online HERE and runs from Dec 11th - Jan 25th
September 13th 2008 - This weekend Brian is hosting the Hallmark Healthcare Awards. Heathrow. London.
September 26th 2008 - Brian is hosting the Pride in Northampton Awards on September 26th at Wicksteed Park, Kettering. The annual Pride in Northampton Awards is to recognise the unsung heroes in the Northamptonshire community With eleven different award categories thousands of people who work tirelessly across the county and carry out great work – usually without reward, and often without recognition, have the chance to be honoured. LINK