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ROBIN HOOD and MARION Press Release

pb6ROBIN HOOD and MARION ambush the Metro Theatre this holiday season in a pantomime adaptation of the classic tale written & directed by Catherine Morrison.  Join us for an interactive audience adventure as Robin Hood and his swashbuckling merry band- rob the rich – the 1% who are not amused – to feed the poor – who are very grateful and make Robin a media star –but  beware of the evil Sheriff who wants to marry the feisty Lady Marion all while you cheer, boo, laugh, groan and maybe even sing along!

Metro Theatre is pleased to present our Holiday Musical Pantomime, an annual tradition for over 31 years – ROBIN HOOD and MARION on stage December 15, 2016 to January 7, 2017. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Matinees at 2 pm.

 30291424691_d02dea9d4f_zWe meet Robin and Marion in the castle with the cooks – two “Dames” (men dressed as women – with really bad fashion sense) fleeing the castle to the comparative safety of Sherwood Forest, they encounter the Metro Theatre Demon, the guy we love to hate and the ever popular Good Fairy who speaks in rhyming couplets.

Along the way, our cast of 26 engages in:  Food fights! Medieval long sword fights! Wrestling! Fart gun attacks!  and Fights with Spatulas!   Great music, catchy songs, and dancing all performed in wonderful costumes in a variety of inventive stage settings make for a fun-filled live theatre experience for the whole family. 

30260995952_514e0562a0_zDirector Catherine Morrison: “I think the enduring interest in the character of Robin Hood, beyond the swashbuckling aspect (not to be discounted, because that is exciting and fun) is the broader aspect of his message to care for the poor. To fight for the rights of others, to think beyond his own needs.  This is a model, to which we aspire in Canada.   In this pantomime version, there is also the wide appeal of funny characters and of course, a love story.”

 ROBIN HOOD and MARION is written and directed by Catherine Morrison, choreographed by Nazanin Shoja with musical direction by Mackenzie Peters and stage managed by Heather Webster.  Photo credits: Tracy- Lynn Chernaske.  Click for full  Panto Cast & Crew Listing.

29746003703_e2062a3bfc_z Tickets are $27 Adult, $24 Senior/Student or $17 Children under 12 and can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or PURCHASE TICKETS

 

During the Panto show run, Metro Theatre is collecting donations of NEW PYJAMAS for the NEW YEAR for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.  If you are so inclined, please bring some new PJ’s for children, tweens, teens or adults to put under our PJ tree in the lobby.

For the matinee performance of ROBIN HOOD and MARION  on New Year’s Day you are welcome to come to the show dressed in your pyjamas!

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, fueled by volunteers, now in our 54th season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. Robin Hood and Marion is our 501st show.

Fast Facts

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 Location: 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver  V6P 5Z9

 Metro Theatre’s location on Google Maps

Box Office Phone:  604 266 7191

 Show Times: Performances are as listed above

      Note: new evening start time of 7:30pm; matinees are at 2 pm

 Show Run: December 15th, 2016 to January 7th, 2017

 DIRECTOR’s TALK: Friday, December 23rd    No additional charge

 Ticket Pricing: $27 adults,$24 seniors/students,and$17 children 12 and under

Box Office Window Hours: Wed – Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm

                                               & 1 Hour before each show

Licensed Lounge Hours: Open before and after the show and during intermission for each performance.

Links:

Metro Theatre Website

Metro Theatre Vancouver Facebook Page

Twitter @metrotheatre   # Hash Tag for this production is #RobinandMarionPantoMT

Flickr Photostream for Metro Theatre

Purchase TICKETS

Contact for more information, publicity photos, arrangements for interviews and press tickets:  email:  media@metrotheatre.com 

 

ABOUT METRO THEATRE

 Metro Theatre (the Metropolitan Cooperative Theatre Society) is a registered non-profit charitable society whose mission is to promote and develop theatre arts on a non-professional level. Our actors, directors, producers, designers, stage managers and most of our production crew are all volunteers.  It takes an average of 2500 volunteer hours to produce each of our shows.

Metro Theatre started in 1962, and has produced 500 shows, including nearly 50 musicals, over the past 54 years.  The theatre comfortably seats 307 and ambitiously stages six shows including an original Christmas Pantomime each season.

Metro Theatre is wheelchair-accessible and provides assisted-listening devices upon request. It offers season subscriptions and corporate flex passes as well as individual reservations online and at the door.

Metro Theatre is located at 1370 SW Marine Drive, at the base of the Arthur Lang Bridge in Vancouver.  It’s accessible by transit, and has free and paid parking nearby.

 

 

 

 

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