Artwork by Mark Dinsdale. Title by Josh Williams.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thorngumbald

The rock’n’roll Hull panto returns to Social this Christmas

Written and directed by Paul Smith
Chosen by You

Robin Hood, the hawk-eyed hero, has set his sights on King John’s fortune this jubilee year.

Outlaw-in-the-making, Marian, longs to bamboozle the gentry with her mastery of arrows.

And loudmouth dame, Sister Skeg (Marc Graham), has found her calling in sharing the riches with the people of Hull.

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

Will the Prince of Thorngumbald fall foul of the law? Or will our heroes and you, the Merry Massive, bring down the king?

Find out in Hull’s silliest Christmas show, featuring a live band and the chance to make as much noise as you can.

Now in its 11th year, our alternative panto is a homegrown hit with a story chosen by our audience every Christmas.

So catch us down Humber Street this December to join the gang and kickstart a new family tradition.

Plus! Take part in our wanted poster treasure hunt, to help Robin, Marian and Skeg stay one step ahead of the Sheriff…

Late-night version

Looking for our ever popular late-night panto? They’re back once again for five nights only. See our separate listing for more details and to buy tickets.

Mischief show

The final performance, on Friday 30 December at 6pm, is our “mischief show”. This popular tradition sees the cast and crew play pranks on each other throughout.


Running time: 1hr 40m, including an interval

Age guidance: 4+, although younger children also enjoy the lights, music and sound

Dates & Tickets

Social, Humber St, Hull
Thu 22 Dec – Fri 30 Dec


Photos by Jessica Zschorn (Studio Blue Creative).



Alice Beaumont – Sheriff of Cottingham
Jack Chamberlain – King John
Frew – Piano Frew
Marc Graham – Sister Skeg
Ryan Harston – Robin Hood
Jess Morley – Marian
Andy Ross – Reluctant Stage Manager
Oliver Strong – Understudy

Production Team

Paul Smith – Writer and director
James Frewer – Musical director
Natalie Young – Designer
Adam Foley – Lighting designer
Matthew May – Dramaturg
Jay Hirst – Deputy stage manager

Andrew Ross – Stage manager
Jack Pellatt – Sound Engineer
Emily Anderton – Production manager
Lindsey Alvis – Producer
Jamie Potter – Audience development manager
Erin Anderson – Admin assistant

Robin Hood is supported by: