Photo by Studio Blue Creative. Title by Josh Williams.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thorngumbald

Leave the kids at home for a festive night out of live music, lawless theatre and riotous comedy

Written and directed by Paul Smith
Chosen by You

The late-night panto where anything can happen is back with a rock’n’roll take on the hotshot hero.

Marc Graham returns as Hull’s loudest panto dame, this time playing nun-on-the-run, Sister Skeg.

She’s found her calling sharing the riches that Robin and his apprentice, Marian, have plundered for the people of Hull.

And in a jubilee year of high taxes and low wages, the layabout King John’s fortune is ripe for the taking.

But the Sheriff of Cottingham is hot on their heels and determined to bring the gang to justice.

Now in its 11th year our alternative panto is a homegrown hit that sold-out in record time in 2021.

This year’s story was chosen by our audience last Christmas and there will be another public vote this year.

Catch us down Humber Street this December to join the gang and experience Hull’s most anarchic Christmas night out.


Costanza’s Pizza, based inside Social, will be selling homemade Neapolitan-style pizza at each performance.


Running time: 1hr 40mins, including an interval

Age guidance: 18+. The late-night show is the same script as the family version, with a few more adult-only jokes and ad libs from the cast.

Dates & Tickets

Social, Humber St, Hull
Thu 22 Dec – Thu 29 Dec

Concession – £15.00 / £13.50*
Standard – £18.00 / £16.50*

*early bird offer

Thu 22 Dec – 9pm (BSL)

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Fri 23 Dec – 9pm (BSL)

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Tue 27 Dec – 9pm

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Wed 28 Dec – 9pm

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Thu 29 Dec – 9pm

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The following performances include BSL-interpretation by Dave Wycherley:

  • Thu 22 Dec – 9pm
  • Fri 23 Dec – 9pm
Wheelchair users

To book a wheelchair space please purchase a disabled ticket and contact the box office, run by Hull Truck Theatre, 01482 323638 or

Relaxed performances

All of our performances are relaxed, meaning that noise and movement is welcome during the show. However we do not offer quiet performances and this production contains amplified music.

Photos (2021)

Hull panto dame Pattie Breadcake, in red baroque wig and purple dress
Josie Morley as Ace Ladd in the 2021 Hull panto Rapunz'ull
Angelo Irving as Hull panto villain Mayor Gothel in Rapunz'ull

Photos by Jessica Zschorn (Studio Blue Creative).

Video (2021)

Videos by Fly Girl Films

Ticket Details

On-sale Monday 1 August 2022

Tickets for Robin Hood are managed by Hull Truck Theatre. For help buying tickets, please contact Hull Truck Theatre directly on 01482 323638 (Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm) or

*Early bird offer

Buy tickets at last year’s prices (marked with asterisk). Limited to the first 400 tickets sold before 31 Aug 2022, across both family and late-night performances.

Concessions – £15.00 / £13.50*

18 year olds; students; NHS; disabled; income-related benefits; over 65s.

Adults – £18.00 / £16.50*

Anyone else over the age of 18.

Essential Companion – Free

A free, no-questions-asked additional ticket for any disabled audience member who requires an essential companion. To book, please order 1x disabled and 1x standard ticket, then apply the essential companion discount code on the Event Summary ‘Basket’ page. This will then convert the standard ticket to a free one.

Unreserved Seating

Your ticket does not reserve a specific seat, however spaces will be reserved for wheelchair and BSL users. We please ask that our audience fill seats from the front upon arrival. If you require specific seating for other access needs, such as lip reading or an aisle seat to access the toilet, please contact the box office team.

BSL Performances

The late-night performances on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December will be interpreted by Dave Wycherley. Seating with the best view of Dave will be reserved for BSL users and their guests.

Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair spaces are available at various spaces throughout the venue. To reserve a wheelchair space, please purchase a disabled ticket and contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or

Venue Details


63 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU



Car Parking

Available in the Fruit Market multi-storey car park, a one-minute walk away, on Blackfriargate. Limited on-street parking is also available.


The nearest bus stop is the Old Harbour stop, next to Stage @ The Dock, a one-minute walk away. This stop is served by the number 20 bus.


Social includes a cloakroom, buggy storage, accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities.


The box office entrance is at the rear of the building, accessed via a tenfoot from Humber Street.

Robin Hood is supported by: