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Robin Hood and his Merry Men have come to the second city - and you won’t find a more fun-filled show this festive season anywhere in the UK.

Robin Hood and his Merry Men have come to the second city - and you won’t find a more fun-filled show this festive season anywhere in the UK.

It’s two hours plus of pure solid entertainment with talent judge and one-time Dr Who companion John Barrowman in the title role supported by a stellar cast including the amazing walking talking eight foot robot Titan that will just thrill the kids.

Adults are guaranteed a fantastic time too as we journey from Sherwood Forest to Nottingham Castle in a desperate bid to save Helen Baker’s Maid Marion.

On the way this panto packs in so much that you wonder what on earth can happen in the second half - only to be blown away by the spectacle and fun when the curtain goes up again.

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin is outstanding as Will Scarlet and together with his wilful pal Sam they left the audience doubled up with laughter.

Solihull’s own Don Maclean is not one but a dozen pantomime dames in what has to be his best panto role in years while Pete Gallagher makes a suitably evil Sheriff.

The sets are superb and the costumes sumptuous, and the music and songs aren’t bad either!

At times it does sail close to the wind - there are a lot of American accents for what is a British panto, Sam can be close to rude and Barrowman camps it up a tad too much but the audience loved it and the show went down a storm.

By the final curtain a clearly exuberant and triumphant leading man looked stunned by the thunderous and standing ovation. He need not have been - this is a fantastic show that will live long in the memory. Go and see it.

 

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