Pantomime season is upon us and you won’t want to miss out on Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods, as they get the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll Panto treatment at Leeds City Varieties.
There are few better ways to get yourself into the full swing of the festive season than by catching one of the many pantomimes that crop up around this time of year, and Leeds City Varieties is showing one of the most fun this winter. They’re hosting the amazing Rock ’n’ Roll Panto in Leeds once again and it’s set to put a lively spin on a classic.
After the likes of pantomime classics such as Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Aladdin, this year’s festive treat will be Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood by one of the country’s finest panto writers, Peter Lowe.
It follows folk hero Robin Hood as he tries to get the best of the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham, freeing the babes in the wood who have been captured and locked up alongside their nanny, the hilarious Nellie Nightnurse. He does all this while trying to win the heart of his one true love, Maid Marion.
And while that may sound like the usual age-old Robin Hood tale, you can count on this pantomime standing out from the rest in some style. All the normal slapstick antics, ridiculous costumes and plenty of audience interaction will be there, as well as the now legendary boulder fight, but you’ll want to bring those singing voices ready and prepared.
As well as being something for the kids, folk of all ages can get involved with it’s Rock ’n’ Roll Panto soundtrack that belts out more than a few classics. From Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen to The Clash, Meatloaf and even Bob Marley, you’ll find it hard not to get those toes tapping and voices going once Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood kicks off.
As family days out over the Christmas period go, few will be more fun, whether you’re young or old, than a trip to Leeds City Varieties for the Rock ’n’ Roll Panto. You’ll probably never look at Robin Hood in the same way ever again.
The Rock ’n’ Roll Panto: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is at Leeds City Varieties from Friday 27th November 2015 until Sunday 10th January 2016. Tickets are available.