Stars in town for Lynn pantomime launch

Meet the cast of Robin Hood: From left are Ian Marr (Dame Double Top), Mimi Edwards (Robin Hood) and Steven Kynman (Will Scarlett); front is Shaun Williamson (Sheriff of Nottingham). Mimi Edwards has taken over from Sammy Kelly who had been named for the role of Robin Hood, but has another commitment.
Meet the cast of Robin Hood: From left are Ian Marr (Dame Double Top), Mimi Edwards (Robin Hood) and Steven Kynman (Will Scarlett); front is Shaun Williamson (Sheriff of Nottingham). Mimi Edwards has taken over from Sammy Kelly who had been named for the role of Robin Hood, but has another commitment.

Panto audiences at Lynn’s Corn Exchange are in for a rip-roaring, swashbuckling romp through Sherwood Forest.

That’s the promise from Chris Jordan, managing director of Jordan Promotions, who has written the script for The Adventures of Robin Hood, which will be staged for the festive season and opening on Thursday, December 10.

“This is the fun part of my job,” he said, “The thing about pantomime is that I can let my imagination run wild and with Robin Hood there is a real mix of what you would normally expect on the stage with all sorts of shenanigans – and a few surprises.

“We will want the audience to join in the fun which is all part of the pantomime experience.

“Panto is just so uniquely British and there’s nothing quite like it at all in the theatre. Where else would you get a mix of music from, say, One Direction, to Gilbert & Sullivan to Adam Ant?”

Jordan Productions has firmly established itself as one of the leading pantomime producers in the UK for the past 20 years and Chris Jordan is looking forward to getting his new Lynn show up and running.

Once again he has Ian Marr, Lynn’s favourite panto dame, as the director and said: “Ian is a legend with the King’s Lynn audiences and he has such phenomenal energy which is so important in panto. He goes out and commands the stage and takes the audience on a hilarious journey.

“At the same time Ian has a lot or responsibility in marshalling the troops, which he does brilliantly.”

A star name in this year’s show is Shaun Williamson, who is best known for playing Barry Evans in EastEnders for nine years, and he also has a wealth of theatrical experience behind him.

Williamson takes the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham and Chris Jordan said: “Shaun has worked with us before and he will be a really good baddie. He is a very good singer and a top notch comedian, and will bring so much to the part with his good sense of fun and tongue-in-cheek asides.

“All in all we have a great cast and also the team of young dancers, who had their auditions at the weekend.

“The Corn Exchange is a great venue to work at and the team there are so supportive.”

The Adventures of 
Robin Hood opens on Thursday, December 10, and continues through to Saturday, January 3.

For full ticket details and to book call the box office on 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk