Richard Elis To Return for 2022 Newport Riverfront Pantomime, Robin Hood

Pantomime returns to Newport’s Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre this Christmas and New Year as they present the magical pantomime adventure Robin Hood!

From Tuesday 29 November until Saturday 6 January audiences will get the opportunity to join the most heroic outlaw of them all, Robin Hood, as he strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of followers outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

Newport favourite Richard Elis is back as Much the Millar’s son, who is desperate to be one of the Merry Men and will be joined by Geraint Rhys Edwards who returns to play Robin Hood himself. Audiences will remember both for their memorable performance together as the Ugly Sisters in 2019/2020’s record-breaking pantomime Cinderella.

Richard Elis will return for the Riverfront Theatre’s 2022 pantomime season as Much, The Miller’s son in Robin Hood. Photo: Sian Trenberth Photography

Robin Hood also sees the return of the production team behind Cinderella, Writer and Director Richard Gauntlett, Musical Director Dyfan Jones and Choreographer and Assistant Director Angela Sheppard.

An annual event in the theatre’s calendar, The Riverfront panto draws in audiences of all ages including school groups and families to sit back and enjoy a glittering production full of song, dance and comedy gags. Its absence over the last two years was felt greatly not just by audiences but the Riverfront team themselves who are delighted that panto returns this year!

Geraint Rhys Edwards will star in The Riverfront’s 2022 presentation of Robin Hood.

Gemma Durham, The Riverfront’s Head of Theatre, Arts and Culture comments “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing The Riverfront pantomime back this year. We have a wonderful cast and creative team, including some returning favourites, working on Robin Hood and we can’t wait to welcome audiences back this festive period for another exciting and entertaining night out with friends and family.”

  • Robin Hood will take to the stage from Tuesday 29 November until Saturday 6 January. Book now via Newport Live’s website or by calling 01633 656757.

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