Robin Good: The Politico-Panto is a humorous production based on the worldwide renowned Robin Hood and is due to take to the stage at Norwich’s Playhouse this Christmas 2020.
The panto which has been written by award-winning Norfolk playwright and Norwich Theatre Associate Artist James McDermott follows “The newly created Minister for Greed & Division wants to deport the people of Norfolk to Suffolk, build a wall around Norfolk and turn the county into a holiday resort for billionaires. But one person is determined to foil these dastardly plans and stop Norfolk becoming a playground for the super-rich… young queer socialist vegan social media influencer Robin Good.”
James McDermott said: “I started writing plays as a kid because I loved pantos so I’m very moved to have been asked to write one. I’m looking forward to making a good night out for all that will be full of cheek, charm, local humour, political satire and festive cheer. Oh yes it will… Sorry. Couldn’t resist. The jokes will be better than that one I promise…”
Stephen Crocker, Chief Executive of Norwich Theatre, said: “Despite the challenges we are all facing right now, I feel confident that our audiences will come back to us and that Christmas will be a time where we will need the joy and entertainment that live performance brings more than ever before. Our Playhouse Christmas show is created to offer audiences from across Norwich and Norfolk an alternative to our traditional Theatre Royal Pantomime. After the fantastic success of A Circus Carol last year, we are delighted to have commissioned another new show and be working with another brilliant local artist and to create the new genre of ‘politico-panto'”
Described as “Offering audiences musical merriment and political humour in equal measure, the show promises an uplifting Christmas experience that will bring a welcome smile to everyone’s face.”
The show is set to run from December 9th-20th 2020. Tickets are available from the Norwich Theatre website.