OH yes it is! Theatre Royal Winchester’s latest pantomime Peter Pan has been nominated in The Great British Pantomime Awards.

The swash-buckling show has been nominated for an award in the Best Song Sheet category.

Ed Thorpe, who played Smee in last year’s extravaganza, performed the song, Ahoy There Shipmates, Ahoy There Smee, written by Simon Slater with lyrics by James Barry.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the New Theatre Wimbledon on Sunday, April 15.

The awards will be hosted by panto veteran Christopher Biggins and will feature performances from previous leading lady winner Olivia Birchenough, CBBC favourite Mr Maker and Britain’s Got Talent’s Ronan Parke among others.

The judging team visited more than 200 pantomimes across the country during December and watched two performances of Peter Pan.

The judging panel was made up of over 20 experts comprising of pantomime and theatre academics, current and retired theatre performers and creatives and critics all who have a strong passion, understanding and knowledge of pantomime.

The performances were marked against a number of criteria and quality benchmarks.

Deryck Newland, chief executive of the Theatre Royal, said: “Theatre Royal Winchester’s pantomime is an intrinsic part of the city’s festive celebrations. The performance values go from strength to strength each year and to be recognised in these national awards is a great testament to the whole team involved in putting the show together.

“Congratulations to Ed for his performance of Ahoy There Shipmates - the audience was captivated by this song every single show and this nomination is fully deserved. Oh yes it is!”