Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, the rock ‘n’ roll panto by Peter Rowe opens at the New Wolsey Theatre on 24 November. This all new version of the traditional tale provides a rock ‘n’ rolling rollercoaster of an adventure story. Robin Hood attempts to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, free the unfortunate Babes and their outrageous, oversize Nanny, Nellie Nightnurse, and marry the beautiful Maid Marion. The result is a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment, designed to delight all the family.
A talented cast of actor/musicians serve up over twenty rock and soul classic songs including The Hippy Hippy Shake, I Shot the Sheriff, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Kiss, Born to Run, Signed, Sealed, Delivered and many, many more. Classic entertainment which combines the best live music with all the fun of traditional pantomime to create the perfect Christmas show!
Robin Hood is played by Alex Tomkins (Aladdin, 2009), Anthony Hunt plays The Sheriff of Nottingham, Shirley Darroch is Maid Marian, Adam Flynn is Will Scarlett, Will Kenning is Nanny Nellie Nightnurse, Sophie Byrne is Whitney, Sioned Saunders is Britney, Tim Jackson is Numskull, Jared Ashe plays Much the Millers Son and Steve Simmons plays Portcullis.
Over 30,000 people saw last year’s Jack & The Beanstalk – so early booking is strongly recommended.
The New Wolsey also presents a Christmas show for ages 2 – 7, Penguin by Long Nosed Puppets. This spectacular puppet show is based on the award-winning book by Polly Dunbar and features lively songs by Tom Gray of Gomez. Performances at 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm at New Wolsey Studio include an opportunity to play with the puppets.
The performance schedule for Robin Hood includes a BSL Interpreted Performance (Saturday 7 January at 2.30pm), an Audio Described Performance (Saturday 14 January at 2.30pm) and a Captioned performance (Friday 20 January at 7.30pm). There are two BSL Interpreted performances of Penguin – 11am and 2pm on 19 December.
Tickets for both shows can be booked online at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk or by calling the New Wolsey Box Office on 01473 295900.