Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to boo, cheer and hiss to your heart’s content as performances of Robin Hood get underway at Chipping Norton Theatre next week.
The theatre’s fun-filled family pantomime will run for approximately two months over the winter season, putting a unique twist on this otherwise very familiar tale.
Audiences will be introduced to adventure-seeking Robin as he ventures into the depths of Sherwood Forest accompanied by his band of merry men.
Among his friends are some familiar names, including Friar Tuck and Alan-a-Dale, while Little Joan puts a female spin on the traditional Little John character.
Meanwhile, Connie Clatterbottom (played by Andrew Pepper) is the show’s flamboyant dame, wearing a series of vibrant dresses by costume designer Emily Stuart.
There will be toe-tapping original music from award-winning composer Sarah Travis, in addition to a laugh-a-minute script from playwright Ben Crocker.
The show’s spectacular fight sequences have been specially choreographed by Phillip d’Orleans, who recently worked with Hugh Jackman on the Hollywood feature film Pan.
And this year it’s not just the kids who will be catered for - there are also two ‘adult’ performances of the show aimed at over 18 year olds, which will create a different atmosphere within the theatre.
Robin Hood runs from Tuesday, November 17, to Sunday, January 10, with a range of evening and matinee performances.
A full performance schedule can be found on the theatre’s website.
A relaxed performance ideal for families with children on the Autistic spectrum and learning disabilities is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 10.
To book tickets or find out more information, call the box office on 01608 642350 or visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com