Babes In The Wood
Company: Kenwright in association with R.B. Cooper Productions Ltd.
Venue: King’s Theatre, Southsea
Performance dates: 22nd December, 1983 to 26th January, 1984
Synopsis: A traditional panto that features Robin Hood and his Merry Men trying to save the babes from the Sheriff.
|Sheriff of Nottingham||-||Gerald Flood|
|The Babes||-||Pupils of The Carlotta School of Dancing|
|Maid Marian||-||Suzanne Dando|
|Robin Hood||-||LEWIS COLLINS|
|Nurse Glucose||-||Leslie Randall|
|The Robbers||-||The Cox Twins|
|Their Sweethearts||-||The Miles Twins|
|Simple Simon||-||Terry Hall|
|Little John and Will Scarlet||-||The Mosaics|
|Friar Tuck||-||Shaun Doherty|
|King Richard||-||Shaun Doherty|
In its original (16th century) version the babes were abandoned in the wood by their wicked uncle - and died, but Pantomime soon saw them being rescued and returned to their parents. Robin Hood started to appear in mid-Victorian times.
"Lewis Collins as Robin Hood, adds the occasional touch of Bodie from The Professionals to please his fans, and of course is well-experienced as a singer as well" The Stage, 12th January, 1984