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Festive thigh-slapping fun with men in tights at The Memorial!

The cast of Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood

The cast of Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood

One of the highlights of the Christmas season is the traditional family pantomime and at Frome’s Memorial Theatre, Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood is gearing up for a festive treat.

Nicole Wooldridge returns to the  Memorial Theatre where she will be leading her Merry Men into mischief and musical mayhem in the Frome Musical Theatre Company’s (FMTC) production being performed from Monday 29th December until 3rd January 2015. 

Nicole has appeared in many productions with FMTC, debuting as Aladdin in the 2003 pantomime at just 13 years old. Since then, she has played principal roles including Charity in ‘Sweet Charity’, Hodel in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, Audrey in the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, Cinderella and Snow White.

Starring as lovable Nurse Nellie Nickerelastic is Frome’s favourite dame Humphrey Barnes. Making a come back and dusting off his frock for the 35th time, Humphrey is looking forward to performing this Christmas, especially alongside his grandson George.

George Langley and Ella Evans, both just 10, play the Babes and have already appeared in many FMTC shows; George appeared as Chip in the 2012 production of ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and Ella played Gretl, the youngest of the von Trapp children in the ‘Sound of Music’ last year.

‘Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood’ also showcases new talent including Hollie White, Becky Hinde and Jon  O’Loughlin.

Hollie and Becky have both recently appeared in the FMTC production of ‘Our House’ and play principal pantomime roles for the first time as Will Scarlet and Maid Marion. Newcomer Jon has appeared in various  musicals and pantomimes in Wiltshire, and delights audiences as the jolly Friar Tuck.

Completing the playful band of merriment is Kevin Withers as Little John. Although not new to the company, this marks Kevin’s first pantomime with the group where he will play alongside step-daughter Ella Evans.

Performances are selling fast so book soon to avoid disappointment and join the Frome Musical Theatre Company in Sherwood Forest this panto season for thigh-slapping fun and men in tights! Tickets are available  from the Memorial Theatre box office open 9.30am-1.00pm Monday to Saturday on 01373 462795 or by booking online at www.fromememorialtheatre

The show runs from 29th December –  3rd January with matinee performances daily at 2.00pm plus evening performances on the 29th and 3rd at 7.00pm.

Full price tickets £13, with OAPs and ‘under 16s’ at £11. A family ticket costs £40 for four tickets (maximum two adults) and finally there is a ‘group bookings’ offer with 10 tickets at £10 each.