Robin Hood replacing Christmas stockings for tights at the Lawrence Batley theatre

All the fun you could wish for this Christmas, as Lawrence Batley Theatre presents its magical family pantomime Robin Hood!

Running from Friday 3 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022
Produced by Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Big Tiny; Directed by: Ben Richards

Ready, aim, fire! For our new pantomime Robin Hood coming to Huddersfield December 2021.

The townsfolk of Nottingham are trembling in their boots as the big bad Sheriff of Nottingham taxes them out of existence. Who can save them but Robin Hood… and a very sassy Maid Marion!

With jaw-dropping effects, a side-splitting script and more fun than you can shoot an arrow at, come and join Robin and all his Merry Men for the panto adventure of the year.

Following the success of Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin, Robin Hood is set to hit the mark with all the mischief and musical hilarity we come to expect from pantomime at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Robin Hood is performed by a professional company of eight actors bringing together faces old and new for this fantastic production. Mark Houston (9 to 5, Chocolate Cake, Musical of the Year) stars as our title hero Robin Hood. Maid Marion will be played by Natalie Spence (Eastenders, Outlander). Everybody’s favourite merry woman Dame extraordinaire Little Joan is perfectly portrayed by Robert Styles (Priscilla, Call the Midwife, Eastenders). Lawrence Stubbings (The Importance of Being Earnest, Twelfth Night, Macbeth) takes on the role of the big bad Sheriff of Nottingham. Will Cousins (Twang, Punch and Judy Fellow) will play the role of the comic Will Scarlet. Yorkshire actor Becca Lee-Isaacs (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Unbreakable, Hello Dolly) appears for the first time on the Huddersfield stage as Fairy Bree-Anne. Friar Tuck will be played by Tom Murphy (Gypsy, Funny Girl, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour)).

Making a very welcome return to the Lawrence Batley Theatre stage is Laura Corcoran (Frisky from musical cabaret duo Frisky & Mannish) as Guy of Gisbourne.

Shows Henry Filloux-Bennett stood in the auditorium of the theatre
Henry Filloux-Bennett, CEO and Artistic Director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Henry Filloux-Bennett, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre said: “It’s truly joyful to be welcoming audiences back to our first pantomime since 2019. I am really excited to see the full magic and fun of panto once again, especially for those who will be enjoying their first introduction to live theatre!

“We’re delighted to be working with The Big Tiny to produce Robin Hood, who bring a huge wealth of pantomime experience to our theatre, backed up by our expert in house team, this will be a show to remember.”

Ben Richards, Co-Producer from The Big Tiny, said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside the Lawrence Batley Theatre to produce our first pantomime in Huddersfield. The set is the height of glitz and the costumes are glamorous beyond belief. The show features songs that everyone can sing along to from Bruno Mars to the Beach Boys, there’s something in it for everyone. It will be the perfect family entertainment this Christmas.”
Since producing its first pantomime six years ago, Lawrence Batley Theatre is becoming firmly established as one of the top destinations to enjoy a traditional family panto in Yorkshire.
Tickets for Robin Hood are now on sale and are priced from £14. A family saver of four tickets for £75 is also offered (conditions apply). To buy tickets contact the Lawrence Batley Theatre Box Office on 01484 430528 or online at

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