Last night, I saw my second panto of the season at The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton; the spectacular family pantomime, Robin Hood! Running until 8th January 2017, this show has re-written the book of panto. Here's why you need to go!
Featuring the much-loved EastEnders stars Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace (aka Alfie and Kat), they've both won numerous awards for their portrayal of Walford’s much-loved couple. If you love EastEnders, then you'll love the show. There's heaps of references to laugh at! Robin Hood marks their first pantomime together with Shane in the title role of Robin Hood and Jessie as the beautiful Maid Marion.
Staged at Mayflower Theatre for the first time, Robin Hood is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the company behind last year’s record-breaking production of Aladdin. Featuring Mayflower Theatre’s hallmark of outstanding entertainment, Robin Hood is packed full of action, adventure and comedy with plenty of glitz and glamour for theatregoers of all ages. Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment Pantomimes said “Mayflower Theatre audiences are in for an unmissable production full of laughter, music, special effects and a fantastic 3D sequence.”
That's right...3D! I have to admit, the 3D part is quite scary (even for me!), so just bear this in mind if you're bringing small children. It definitely kept me on my toes! I fell in love with the surprise bits of magic...Merlin the Magician throws up some absolutely incredible tricks throughout the show, which made me actually "WOW" out loud. The choreography and vocals during the songs was truly brilliant, and watch out for the dinosaur...let's just say you'll be blown away! The show has all the elements of panto you would expect, very family-friendly and maybe a bit silly. Worth a watch!
The theatre was completely packed out and I had a brilliant evening, so be sure to bring your whole family to see it. Tickets for Robin Hood are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk.
*Complimentary Press Tickets.