Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre is encouraging Coronation Street fans to book tickets to boo one of the Street’s biggest bad boys, announcing Nigel Pivaro will be leaving his character Terry Duckworth in Weatherfield to take on the role of Abanazar in the Suffolk venues’ pantomime, Aladdin, this winter.
The iconic character of Terry Duckworth has become synonymous with the Street, since his first appearance in 1983. His many wicked ways, from breaking his parents’ hearts, along with several girlfriends, to selling his own son, have made him the villain everyone loves to hate.
Pantomime producer Paul Holman, from Paul Holman Associates said: “Nigel is the archetypical soap baddie. He has so much experience to bring to the production of Aladdin at the Marina Theatre and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Life away from Coronation Street has seen Nigel has an extensive background in repertory theatre and has appeared in many pantomimes across the country, always playing the villain and always whipping up audiences into a barrage of boos and a hail of hissing!
Pivaro is looking forward to showing Lowestoft residents a true panto villian, “It will be an interesting pleasure to work in the historic sea faring town of Lowestoft, its residents are hardy, inventive and resilient from its fishing roots to leading the way in renewable energy. However my stage persona will not be undergoing any such transformation as I will be sticking to the script to perform one of the most dastardly pantomime villains known to man!”
Aladdin runs at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft from 18 December to 6 January 2013. Tickets are on sale now, with special discounted pricing for early bookers, available at the Box Office or by calling 01502 533200.