Dates revealed for Robin Hood: Prince of Thorngumbald

By 25 July 2022News, Panto

It’s only 153 days to Christmas, which means it’s time we shared all the details for this year’s panto, Robin Hood: Prince of Thorngumbald

Yellow medieval text that says Robin Hood: Prince of Thorgumbald on an illustrated, green forest background.

Artwork by Kai Haskins. Title by Josh Williams.

*drumroll and fanfare please*

Our rock’n’roll panto returns to Social on Humber Street from 22-30 December, with the story our audience chose in a public vote last year. Bullseye!

Robin Hood: Prince of Thorngumbald sees the hotshot hero hustle the villainous King John in his jubilee year, pursued by the Sheriff of Cottingham.

The run of shows includes five late-night performances, which last year sold out in record time, for not-so-grown-ups to leave the kids at home.

There are also five BSL-interpreted shows on 22 and 23 December and the final mischief performance on 30 December, when the cast and crew play pranks on each other on-stage.

Early bird tickets go on sale Monday 1 August via this website, starting at £10.50 for children and going up to £16.50 for adults.

Find out more about the show and the venue in our listings pages:

You can also read more about why we’re doing an early bird deal and what the world cup has to do with a panto in Hull, in Jamie’s latest blog post.

Solidarity tickets

Every year we give away tickets to charities and community groups in Hull, so that people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy a Christmas show can attend one of our performances for free.

These are made possible by donations from you, our audience, and groups who benefitted last year include Humbercare, Astra Youth Centre, Pathways Group, Warren Youth Project, Hull Deaf Centre, Gig Buddies, the Unity Shop and National Initiative for Creative Education.

This Christmas we’d love to smash last year’s fundraising total of £1,005 so we can spread the love further, in keeping with the legend of Robin Hood.

If you’d like to contribute to our solidarity fund, you can donate between £5 and £20 when booking your own tickets online, or by asking to make a contribution when ordering over the phone.

If you choose to make a solidarity contribution with your booking, Middle Child will be able to gift tickets to local community and charity groups in Hull to attend Robin Hood this year.

With your help, theatre can be made even more accessible and you can help us to change who gets to participate in the arts – something Middle Child have been striving to do since our founding in 2011.

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