Members of Adderbury
Theatre Workshop will be pulling on their green tights in a fortnight’s time for three performances of their swashbuckling comedy panto, Robin Hood.
The amateur dramatic group’s comic take on the classic English folk tale will show at Adderbury Institute on Friday, January 17 at 7.30pm and Saturday, January 18 at 7.3opm and 2.30pm.
First time director Jamie Cox says audiences should expect all the slapstick hilarity of the traditional panto with the added pazazz of a live rock n’ roll band.
“It’s a panto with a rock n’ roll theme,” he said. “There are lots of comedy performances and we have adapted some of the names to fit the local area so we have characters like the Sheriff of Shutford.
“There’s going to be a lot of light hearted moments and a lot of moving around and clapping and singing.”
Rock n’ roll classics from the 1960s such as Twist and Shout and Stand By Me will be belted out by a live band.
Characters include Robin, Marion, the sheriff and Sir Bazil, his sidekick and a couple of comic stooges Stand up and Drop it!
“It’s basically a big comedy with the aim of making everybody look silly,” said Mr Cox.
Adderbury Theatre Workshop is the village’s amateur dramatic society and normally puts on three shows a year; a pantomime, a play and a cabaret.
New members are always welcome for on and off stage roles and more information can be found at www.adderbury.org/clubs-societies/arts-leisure/theatre-workshop
Robin Hood & His Merry Band Pantomime was written by long time ATW member Gaynor Lee.
Tickets are available in advance from Adderbury stores in the village priced at £7.50 each.