Bows at the ready! The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has today announced this year’s panto spectacular will be the heroic Robin Hood, playing from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 5 January.
Deep in the heart of his foreboding Castle, the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham is taxing the poor to pile up his gold, whilst imprisoning brave Maid Marian and her hilarious Nurse Nellie. But the Sheriff hasn’t banked on the arrow slinging hero Robin emerging from Sherwood Forest to target the hand of Marion and outwit the villain’s plans. Can Robin save the day with a little help from his band of Friar Tuck and plucky Merry Folk?
Written by Andrew Pollard and directed by Douglas Rintoul (the Queen’s Theatre’s Artistic Director), this swashbuckling actor-musician panto, is twanging to the beats of pop hits from across the decades, traditional audience participation and laugh out loud family silliness.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday 18 January at 10am and can be purchased online at queens-theatre.co.uk Tickets will be held at 2018 panto prices (£12.50 – £29 plus a 65p QNew Transformation fee) until Sunday 31 March only, so audiences should book early for this Sheriff-busting Christmas adventure!
Queen’s Angels can access a 48-hour priority booking period from Wednesday 16 January at 10am. Queen’s Angels are those who regularly support the Theatre’s work by making monthly donations. Audiences who would like to become a Queen’s Angel and receive priority booking to Robin Hood and other future productions can sign up here: queens-theatre.co.uk/join-support/become-a-queens-angel/
The Queen’s Theatre has also confirmed it will be providing two adapted shows on Thursday 2 January, a Dementia-Friendly performance at 1.30pm and a Relaxed Performance at 5.30pm (for people who would benefit from a quieter environment including those with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability), as well as an Audio-Described performance on Saturday 4 January at 2pm.
For further details and to book, call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit queens-theatre.co.uk.