Robin Hood and his merry men (sort of)

Robin Hood and his Merry Men
Robin Hood and his Merry Men

A pantomime is set to take the cross-dressing tradition to new heights, as the role of the legendary outlaw is played by a local mum.

One female character, played by 16-year-old Alex Hart, pretends to be a boy to fit in with Robin’s Merry Men, while later the bandits dress as women to gain access to Prince John’s castle – at which point Alex will be a girl dressed as a boy disguised as a woman.

The role of Robin is played by Beth McGlasson, who will be performing in front of her four-year-old son for the first time, and director Christine Postlethwaite said: “Pantomime is often a child’s first experience of live theatre and an opportunity for the whole family to engage in drama”.

The production of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, by the Saltburn ‘53 Drama Group, will take place at the Saltburn Community Theatre between Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 January and Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 January.

Sunday matinees take place at 2pm, while all other performances are at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £6, or £5 for concessions, and are available from the Saltburn Health Food Shop.