THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE A SUPERSTAR LINE-UP FOR THIS YEAR’S PANTO ROBIN HOOD

TRISTAN GEMMILL AS ‘THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM’

MATTHEW KELLY AS ‘DAME TILLY TUCK’

MATT TERRY AS ‘ROBIN HOOD’

JODIE PRENGER AS ‘THE SPIRIT OF SHERWOOD’

WITH

FLAWLESS AS ‘THE MERRY MEN’

AND THE COMIC TALENT OF

PHIL BUTLER AS ‘SILLY SIMON’ AND KIERAN POWELL AS ‘ALAN-A-DALE’

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022

The Theatre Royal Nottingham is delighted to announce a star-studded line-up of pantomime talent for this year’s pantomime ROBIN HOOD which runs from Saturday 11 December to Sunday 9 January 2022.

Much loved actor Tristan Gemmill will play ‘The Sheriff of Nottingham’.  Tristan is best known for his long-running role as the beleaguered bistro owner Robert Preston in ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’ and Dr. Adam Trueman in BBC’s flagship medical drama ‘Casualty’. Tristan’s most recent appearance in the West End was playing the title role in ‘The Bodyguard’ opposite Beverly Knight and Alexandra Burke, for which he received rave reviews.

Matthew Kelly will play ‘Dame Tilly Tuck’.  Best known for presenting ITV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’, Matthew has since gone on to become a star of stage and screen including many pantomimes across the country. Matthew’s previous television work includes ITV’s award-winning thriller ‘Cold Blood’, ‘Benidorm’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Heartbeat’. His theatre credits include the original Stanley in ‘Funny Peculiar’, a role he created at the Liverpool Everyman, ‘Waiting For Godot’ with Ian McKellen and Roger Rees, and his role as Lennie in ‘Of Mice and Men’ at the Savoy Theatre, which won him an Olivier Award for Best Actor.

Matt Terry will play the title role of ‘Robin Hood’.  He is best known for being crowned as the winner of the thirteenth series of ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ in 2016.  Since then, Matt has been recording and writing music all over the world. He had a top 3 hit with his Ed Sheeran-penned winner’s single ‘When Christmas Comes Around’ and featured on Enrique Iglesias’ smash Summer single ‘Subeme La Radio’ with Sean Paul, which spent 14 weeks in the Top 10. In addition to music, Matt has also fronted his own radio show for Capital FM and has toured the world in leading roles in ‘DreamWorks’ Madagascar The Musical’ and Broadway’s ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical’.

Jodie Prenger will play the role of ‘The Spirit of Sherwood’.  She is best known for winning the BBC series ‘I’d Do Anything’ and has a host of theatre credits to her name including Nancy in ‘Oliver!’ at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, ‘A Taste Of Honey’ (National Theatre), ‘Spamalot’ (Playhouse Theatre and UK Tour) and ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Jodie has also toured all over the country and starred in many musicals including ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘Tell Me on a Sunday’, and ‘Shirley Valentine’.  Awards include the Theatregoers’ Choice Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Dance sensations Flawless will play ‘The Merry Men’.Flawless are an award-winning entertainment act, with over 16 years of professional industry experience. Since wowing the judges, and being voted for by millions as star finalists, on TV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Flawless have become a household name.  They have appeared in smash hit movies, headlined several times for the Royal Family, performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, and the Opening Ceremony for the London Paralympic Games.  They heated things up live on the dance floor with BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professionals and made history collaborating with the exceptional English National Ballet on tour, as well as completing four hugely successful national tours of their own.

The line-up is completed with the talent of comedy magician Phil Butler as ‘Silly Simon’ and ventriloquist Kieran Powell as ‘Alan-a-Dale’. Phil has headlined comedy clubs across the UK as well as performing across the world, and has been awarded the Operational Service Medal in recognition of his service entertaining troops on the frontline in Afghanistan. Kieran is a hugely sought-after ventriloquist who, together with his puppet friends, is considered one of the top ventriloquist acts in the country. Year-round, Kieran can be seen performing aboard the world’s most prestigious cruise liners to packed auditoriums, night after night.

Robin Hood is produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer whose Chief Executive Michael Harrison said:

‘I am so delighted to be announcing such a brilliant line-up for Robin Hood in Nottingham this year. This is the biggest cast we’ve announced at the city centre venue since our producing partnership began in 2000, and we’re absolutely delighted to be supporting the re-opening season for the venue with such a large-scale and spectacular production’.

Peter Ireson, Venue Director at the Theatre Royal Nottingham:

We are absolutely thrilled with the breadth of talent this all-star cast will bring to Robin Hood, this show will certainly have many strings to its bow!  After such a challenging year, it will be just the tonic we all need to forget our worries for a couple of hours, immersing ourselves in the silliness, glitz and glamour of panto. By bringing the legend of Robin Hood back to his rightful home, here in Nottingham, this production will aim to hit the bullseye of providing an unforgettable experience for all the family’.

Robin Hood features all the ingredients of a perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh out loud comedy, bundles of audience participation, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy. Book your ticket now for this sheriff-busting pantomime extravaganza!

LISTINGS INFORMATION:

ROBIN HOOD

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022

For performance times, please visit venue website https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/robin-hood/

£14.50 – £41 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 26s Families, Groups and Schools

www.trch.co.uk Box Office 0115 989 5555

Accessible Performances:

Sign Language Interpreted: 12/12/2021 13:30

Sign Language Interpreted: 16/12/2021 13:30

Audio Described: 19/12/2021 13:30

Relaxed Performance: 05/01/2022 18:00

Sign Language Interpreted: 07/01/2022 19:15

Captioned: 08/01/2022 14:30

Audio Described: 09/01/2022 13:30

*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Royal Membership scheme offers benefits including ticket discounts and exclusive pre-sales.  For more information please visit www.trch.co.uk/membership

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