24th Aug, 2017

Pop Idol's Gareth Gates takes the lead in Easter Panto at Redditch's Palace

Ross Crawford 12th Apr, 2017

FABULOUS singing star Gareth Gates stars in the title role as Robin Hood in the Easter panto production of the same name at the Palace Theatre next week.

The Pop Idol celebrity will be busy protecting Sherwood Forest from The Bill’s Graham Cole in his villainous role of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

And they’ll both be joined Rainbow’s Zippy and George feature as the Merry Men.

Completing the cast is Ryan Greaves as comic ‘Wally’ Scarlett, Phylip Harries as Dame Dolly, Keeley Fitzgerald as the Forest Fairy and Eva McKenna as Maid Marian.

Wally Scarlett lives in the Castle with his mother Dame Dolly and his friend Maid Marian. Wally has always dreamed of joining Robin Hood and his gang of outlaws.

As Robin fights to stop the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in his plot to become the richest man alive, will Wally rise to the challenge?

And why is the mysterious Forest Fairy so keen to help? Will mayhem ensue or will Robin save the day and win the hand of his fair Maid Marian?

All will be revealed in this laugh a minute, all-singing, all-dancing rollercoaster ride through pantoland!

Bring the whole family along for panto fun and frolics as Robin Hood and his Merry Men battle to outwit the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham.

It’s curtain up at 7pm on Friday (April 21) and 3pm and 7pm on Saturday (April 22).

Tickets are available from the box office or on 01527 65203 priced at £16.50 and £56 for a family ticket or buy online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk .

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