A pantomime which has been held in Sheffield every year since 1976 is returning to the stage again.
Grenoside Community Centre will play host to a production of Robin Hood today and throughout next week, following up on the success of 2014’s production of Cinderella.
The show promises a mix of song and dance and fun for all the family.
“A dastardly sheriff with designs on the beautiful Maid Marian, a dashing hero in the shape of Robin Hood, and a crowd of other characters, bumbling soldiers, inept villains, incompetent witches,” a spokesman for the show said.
“We also have not one but two pantomime horses, with a flair for tap dancing. And weaving her unsteady way through the plot is Ross Crowe as Nurse Millie, in his 20th appearance as the dame.”
The production involves more than 70 people, including 53 cast members and 26 working behind the scenes.
The cast’s age ranges from ix to secondary schoolchildren and adults – and also promises to be fun for all ages in the audience.
Ticket secretary Carolyn Young said: “We had more than 1,000 people come to see the show last year and we expect lots this time around too.
“The matinee performances are always absolutely packed.
“It’s fast, it’s funny, everybody has a good time, it’s just the thing to raise the spirits in the cold weather.”
The show is being performed at 2pm and 7.30pm today at Grenoside Community Centre and at 7.30pm on February 5 and 6, and 2pm and 7.30pm on February 7.
Tickets are £7 for adults, £5 for children and those aged over 60, or £22 for a family ticket for four.
n To book tickets for the production, call 0114 246 8937.