Robin Hood - The Panto heads for the Dales

Robin Hood - the Panto  performed by Matlock Musical Theatre
Robin Hood - the Panto performed by Matlock Musical Theatre

Panto time makes an early arrival in the Derbyshire Dales.

Matlock Musical Theatre is staging Robin Hood - the Panto at the Imperial Rooms at the end of this month.

The production has been written by Les Small who is also directing the action.

Les, who is chairman of the company, was inspired in his scriptwriting by the Mel Brooks’ film Men In Tights although there are also references to the Kevin Costner version in the panto.

Set in the fictional Rottingham, the actual location of the story is not too far from the Matlocks which will enable regional and topical jokes.

Song and dance numbers Sherwood Rap and Men in Tights are included as well as classic songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Paul Nash makes his debut with the company as musical director and the show will be accompanied by Bill Templeman.

Performances are on Friday, October 30 at 7.30pm and on Saturday, October 31 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £8 (adult) and £6 (child), from ticketsource.co.uk/matlockmusicaltheatre or call 01629 312486