A special 2020 pantomime for Theatre Royal Plymouth has been announced.
Produced by Qdos Entertainment, this year’s show will be Robinson Crusoe with tickets on sale here.
Supported by the National Lottery, the show will be operating with socially distancing in place and following all of the latest health and safety guidelines.
The cast will feature television presenter, comedian and actor Les Dennis as Mrs Crusoe; soap star Connor McIntyre as Captain Cockle and pop sensation Simon Webbe.
Joining Les, Connor and Simon will be returning panto favourite, comedian Andy Ford as Billy Crusoe while starring as the crooked Pirate Queen will be CBeebies star, Jennie Dale.
They will be joined by the Timbuktu Tumblers, an eye-popping acrobatic team who will dazzle audiences with their displays of human pyramids, flaming limbo dancing and energetic, gravity-defying routines.
This year’s production, created especially for Theatre Royal Plymouth in this unprecedented year, will be a riotously funny, one-act celebration of pantomime, packed full of comedy and laughter and allow audience members the opportunity to come safely together and enjoy the magic of the much-loved and unique art form this festive season.
Adrian Vinken, CEO at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “We are just thrilled to be able to bring Robinson Crusoe with its terrific cast to Plymouth this Christmas. This panto may feel a little different to previous years with the new measures we’ve put in place to keep our audiences, staff and performers safe.
“However, with this cast I’m confident that the panto spirit and fun will feel just as magical as ever. Despite the new lockdown that the whole country is facing right now, everyone at TRP is still working hard to deliver our plans. We aim to bring some much-needed laughter and Christmas spirit back to our stages, and vitality and life back to our city centre.”
Robinson Crusoe plays at Theatre Royal Plymouth between Saturday 12 December 2020 and Sunday 3 January 2021.
You can purchase tickets online and get more information from the theatre box office.