22 Dec 2015 - 04 Jan 2016
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Manoel Theatre


Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood will be the name for this year’s highly anticipated Christmas pantomime by FM Theatre Productions at the Manoel Theatre.

The legend that is Edward Mercieca will once again take to the floorboards as the hilarious Dame. The show promises a magically spectacular evening that the whole family will love.

Loosely based on the story of the heroic outlaw, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood will see King Richard setting off on the Crusades in the East, leaving his evil sister in charge of the kingdom. With taxation at an all-time high, and the two heirs of the throne at her mercy, it’s up to Robin Hood and his merry men to save the day.

“Of course, audiences can expect cauldron-loads of magic, thanks to the Babes in the Woods, as well as an archery tournament, a fairy, a sorceress, loads of bumble bees, Minions, Medieval kids’ games, spooky forests, a Jurassic Park, a shopping bag and an incredible land full of candy,” says producer Luke Mercieca.

On top of Mercieca’s role as Dame, the main cast will include Maxine Aquilina as Robin Hood, Sarah Mercieca as Maid Marianne, Tiziana Calleja as the Evil Queen, Stephen Oliver as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Marco Calleja as Little John, Renato Dimech as Big Illa, Franco Sciberras as Friar Tuck, Victoria Hubers as Fairy Hollandairse, Antonella Mifsud as Alana Dale, Michaela Farrugia as Marelli and Lisa Mifsud as Madoffi.

“Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is a fast-paced, traditional, laugh-a-minute pantomime, with a great mix of music ranging from big 2015 hits to songs from musical theatre,” Luke continues. “It’s a typical FM Theatre Productions’ panto, where the jokes are primed for the adults and just as funny for the kids. In other words, it’s a true family show laced with political satire and in which good triumphs over evil… all in the intimate setting of the Manoel Theatre!”

The show will be performed throughout the Christmas period on the 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th December 2015, and again on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th January 2016.

Matinees will start at 3pm while evening performances will begin at 8pm. Please note that there won’t be a matinee performance on the 4th January.

Tickets are between €18 and €27.50, and can be purchased from the Manoel Theatre website. All tickets are currently have 10% off until the 30th November.

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