BBC Breakfast interview the stars of our Panto

Wednesday 19th December 2012

This week we were thrilled to welcome the national BBC breakfast team to Nottingham Playhouse. They were here to find out more about our current panto, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Presenter Tim Muffett talked to our Artistic Director, Giles Croft, Chief Executive Stephanie Sirr and panto legend Kenneth Alan Taylor about the importance that pantomime has on theatres across the land. They also showcased a duet between Robin and Marian as well as a dance performance from the merry men and women in the panto. After an early start, bacon butties awaited the cast and crew when the interviews came to a close!

Also this week, East Midlands Today broadcast their recent visit to the Playhouse. Presenter Kylie Pentelow even had a go at playing Maid Marian, in a key scene from the pantomime.

Kenneth Alan Taylor was interviewed by BBC reporter Ian Youngs on the role of panto and what he enjoys about playing the Dame. Kenneth told him, “What I love is that a good pantomime embraces all kinds of theatre – song, dance, drama, comedy, a spectacle, and the dame has more licence to have the most fun and divert from the script.” To read more from the interview click here.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood runs until 19 January. To book tickets click here or ring our Box Office on 0115 941 9419.