TIME appears to have caught up with heroic outlaw Robin Hood but, rest assured, he is still playing it strictly for panto laughs at the New Victoria Theatre this year.
Robin – soap star Shane Richie – will be leading the cast when the pantomime opens on Thursday 7 December.
Having established himself as one of the nation’s favourite soap stars, Shane has won numerous awards and millions of fans for his portrayal of Albert Square’s loveable landlord Alfie Moon in EastEnders among numerous other television, film and stage appearances.
He teamed up with the others from the cast for a photo call earlier this week to spread the word that he will soon be in town to win the hand of Maid Marian while he and his trusty band of Merry Men try to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
Pictured here with Robin are: Ashleigh Gray (The Spirit of Sherwood), Suzy Bastone (Maid Marian) and Pete Gallagher (The Sheriff of Nottingham).
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, it is a show which promises to be full of action, adventure, music, laughter and audience participation.
Robin Hood runs until 7 January 2018. For tickets call the box office on 0844 871 7645.