Family panto Robin Hood tickets to be won and what’s on at theatre’s in and around Doncaster

Robin Hood at cast Theatre in Doncaster
Robin Hood at cast Theatre in Doncaster

Cast theatre in Doncaster has today launched an exciting competition for local schools to win free tickets to its upcoming family pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.

For the chance to win free tickets to the pantomime for every child in their class, local children are being asked to design a new hat for Robin Hood. Templates are available from Cast’s website, social media and the box office and all local schools are eligible to apply.

Sherwood Forest’s school teacher, a dame and Maid Marian’s former nanny, Winnie Widebottom, said: “That silly boy Robin Hood has lost his hat trying to steal from the rich and give to the poor. He can’t very well go around as an outlaw without a hat now can he? We need the children of Doncaster to help us design a new one! I love a bit of glitter and all things bonkers, son Friday July 13, 2018 with the winner announced before the summer holidays. All schools can enter including schools already booked in for their panto visit.

Not only will the designer of the best hat win tickets for all their class to go to the pantomime, the winning hat will also feature on stage as a real costume. Following record breaking pantomimes Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin, Doncaster’s spectacular family Pantomime for 2018 promises to be the theatre’s best yet. Featuring the most skilled archer in the land with the sword fighting heroine Maid Marion and of course, the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Head of marketing and communications, Sian Dudley, said: “Many children don’t get to see a Christmas show with their families, so going as a school means that everyone can enjoy the glittering sets, stunning costumes and an all-singing-all-dancing company.” Visit for an entry form.

Other productions include Olivia at Doncaster Little Theatre on July 9 to 11; The Boulderer’s Circus for the Lord mayor’s parade in Barnsley town centre on July 14; Mia at Theatre Royal Wakefield on July 4 and cabaret with The Ladyboys of Bangkok tour on 11 at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.