Oh yes he is! Robin Hood on his way to Lincoln this panto season

He’s behind you! Robin Hood will be stealing from the rich and giving to the poor in the 2019 Christmas Pantomime adventure at the New Theatre Royal this winter.

Television presenter Melinda Messenger and CBBC’s Barney Harwood will star in the Christmas extravaganza between December 3, 2019 until January 5, 2020. However, the shows between December 3-5 are just for schools and the public performances start on December 6.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tickets are priced between £16.50 and £25.50 depending on the time of performance and type of ticket. Click here to buy tickets.

Melinda plays the part of Fairy Stardust while Barney, who was a favourite as the Huntsman during last year’s Panto Snow White, returns to star as Robin Hood.

Sherrif Jo Rimmer brandishing a sword. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

CBBC’s Chris Johnson, who has starred in all of the theatre’s pantos since Cinderella in 2017, will play the role of Will Scarlett. Zoe Hedge, who is part of Sir Tom Jones’ team on ITV’s The Voice, will play Maid Marian.

Unfortunately Melinda was unable to make Monday’s launch event due to illness and she said: “Panto is such a great Christmas theatre tradition that the whole family can enjoy, I really love the warmth and laughter it brings to everybody and can’t wait to work with Natalie and the team at the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln”.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Natalie Hayes-Cowley, Artistic Director, added: “Robin Hood will be filled with high energy dance routines, outstanding vocalists, comedy and of course added surprises in the script for those stand out ‘wow’ moments. Perfect entertainment for all the family this festive season.”

The Lincolnite went along to the launch on Monday afternoon. Check out our gallery below:

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite