Panto fun in the woods with the Riverhead babes

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IF YOU want a good family feel-good show then head along to The Babes in the Wood at the Riverhead Theatre.

This panto, directed by Stuart Spendlow and Neil Warne, incorporates the classic story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men desperately trying to prevent two young children falling into the hands of the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.

Luckily for the children, the Sheriff hires two hapless robbers, Toyle and Trubble, and they are certainly no match for Nurse Glucose, who has been chosen to take good care of the babes after the death of their father.

The show features a splendidly talented cast with a lively and powerful chorus, not to mention the spectacular and broad selection of musical numbers such as Take That’s Love Love, Disney’s Seize the Day and a hilarious rendition of Billy Ocean’s Love Really Hurts Without You.

Highly-acclaimed Studio 2000 and its gifted dancers once again provide dance routines bursting with life and energy, with music provided by a full live band.

As any child (or adult!) would wish for, The Babes in the Wood is packed full of slapstick comedy, terrible jokes and is guaranteed to be a wonderful way to kick start the New Year.

The panto runs from Friday, January 13 to Saturday, January 21 at 7.30pm nightly.

There are matinées on Saturday 14, Sunday 15 and Saturday 21. There will be no evening performance on Sunday 15 and Monday 16.

Seats are selling fast so book now on 01507 600350 (open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm).