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The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre are delighted to announce that their festive family pantomime returns this Christmas and New Year as they present the magical pantomime adventure Robin Hood!

After a two-year break due to the Coronavirus pandemic, panto is back this year bigger and better than ever before as Robin and friends embark on a fun-filled, festive family adventure in Newport Forest!

From Tuesday 29 November until Saturday 6 January audiences will get the opportunity to join the most heroic outlaw of them all, Robin Hood, as he strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of followers outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Enjoy this timeless tale as the remarkable Robin saves the day; in a show packed full of comedy, slapstick, action, music, dazzling dance, adventure, and of course plenty of Pantomime magic!

The Riverfront are delighted to announce that Newport favourite Richard Elis is back as Much the Millar’s son, who is desperate to be one of the Merry Men and will be joined by Geraint Rhys Edwards who returns to play Robin Hood himself. Audiences will remember both for their memorable performance together as the Ugly Sisters in 2019/2020’s record-breaking pantomime Cinderella.

Robin Hood also sees the return of the production team behind Cinderella, Writer and Director Richard Gauntlett, Musical Director Dyfan Jones and Choreographer and Assistant Director Angela Sheppard.

An annual event in the theatre’s calendar, The Riverfront panto draws in audiences of all ages including school groups and families to sit back and enjoy a glittering production full of song, dance and comedy gags. Its absence over the last two years was felt greatly not just by audiences but the Riverfront team themselves who are delighted that panto returns this year!

Gemma Durham, The Riverfront’s Head of Theatre, Arts and Culture comments “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing The Riverfront pantomime back this year. We have a wonderful cast and creative team, including some returning favourites, working on Robin Hood and we can’t wait to welcome audiences back this festive period for another exciting and entertaining night out with friends and family.”

Robin Hood will take to the stage from Tuesday 29 November until Saturday 6 January. Book now and join us in Newport Forest for the return of Newport’s ‘unmissable Christmas Treat online at Newport Live | Events or by calling 01633 656757.