THE Worcester Repertory Company’s chosen panto for seasonal fun this year is Maid Marian and the Merry Men.

And it’s coming to the Swan.

Even better, it’s a show where the swashbuckling hero will certainly not be a man in clingy tights.

A spokesman said: “Starring Geneviève Lowe as Maid Marian, Tom Riddell as a daydreaming Robin Hood, Liz Grand as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, and John-Robert Partridge as the Swan Theatre panto’s infamous Dame Ginny, this year’s pantomime promises to be just as magical as ever, with cracking comedy, spectacular song and dance numbers, and all of the traditional panto treats

“However, this brand new pantomime will also be a little different to the norm.

Worcester Rep Artistic Director Chris Jaeger said: “There’s no damsel in distress waiting for a knight in shining armour this year.

“In fact, it turns out Robin Hood is a lover, not a fighter, so it’s all about our strong, determined and valiant Maid Marian, who is out to lead the Merry Men to overthrow the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, and prove that ‘this girl can’!”

He added: “It’s really exciting to be turning some of the usual stereotypes on their heads this year. We can’t wait for December.”

With dazzling costumes, stunning sets and audience participation aplenty, this all-singing, all-dancing spectacular promises to be the Swan Theatre’s funniest and feistiest panto yet

Maid Marian and the Merry Men runs from December 3 through to January 6 at the Swan Theatre, Worcester.

For further details, contact 01905 611427 or visit