John Haswell, as Captain Hook - 'the most villainous pirate of them all' with Hermione Boyes as Peter Pan. Photos: Jonathon Bulter I wouldn't go as far as to say I'm a big fan of panto. Oh yes you are! I hear you cry. Well, maybe I thought I wasn't... It's been some time since I was last at a panto, and I had forgotten the sheer delight and excitement that comes from an untypically young theatre audience once the music starts.