*Former rapper Vanilla Ice, now in the United Kingdom, says he’s staying there 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 Vanilla Ice’s first pantomime performance.

“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. “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.