West End star Giovanni Spano (X Factor, ITV; Bat Out of Hell The Musical; Footloose; Rip It Up The 70s) is to star as Robin Hood in the Salisbury Playhouse pantomime in the Main House from Saturday, November 30 to January 12.
Nurse Nora Virus, this year’s pantomime dame, is Adrian Grove (The Night Before Christmas, Salisbury Playhouse; Follies, National Theatre).
Alice Stokoe (Sister Act UK tour, Mamma Mia!) is Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham is played by Greg Barnett (The Duchess of Malfi, RSC; Fantastic Mr Fox, UK tour). Bernadette Bangura (finalist All Together Now, BBC; Jesus Christ Superstar, London’s Barbican) plays Consuela, the Sheriff’s Spanish housekeeper.
Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) is Friar Tuck; Lauren Azania AJ King-Yombo as Allan A’Dale; and Shane Gibb and Amber Sylvia Edwards in ensemble roles.
Robin and his merry band of men and women set out on an adventure with all the elements of a traditional pantomime – comedy, dance, audience participation, fantastic sets and familiar songs – a seasonal treat for all ages.
Panto producer is Wiltshire Creative and written by Andrew Pollard, writer of previous hit Playhouse pantomimes Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin and Cinderella. Gareth Machin (The Night Before Christmas, Her Naked Skin, Moonfleet all Salisbury Playhouse directs.
Set and costume design is by James Button (Beauty and the Beast and Relatively Speaking –Salisbury Playhouse), choreography is by Nicky Griffiths (Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk –Salisbury Playhouse), sound is by Michael Scott (Relatively Speaking, Salisbury Playhouse) and lighting is by Nic Farman (Billionaire Boy, UK Tour).
Tickets are on sale and can be booked on 01722 320333 or by visiting www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk.