And the audience departed, merrier men and women, everyone

‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’ is another crowd-pleasing panto from the CTC

The cast soak up the applause The cast soak up the applause
January 21st, 2016 7:13 pm| by Daniel Deleuran
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Last night, I went to watch ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’ at  Krudttønden.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this British-style pantomime, but I was pleasantly surprised by the musical comedy stage production, to say the least.

The show was eccentric and endearing, mostly due to the charismatic cast. Their friendly interaction with the audience created a wondrous sense of immersion. Breaking the fourth wall, they talked directly to the audience, referring to us as farmers and peasants.


Overall, there was a wide variety of humour, from the charmingly peculiar to some good old honest slapstick courtesy of Andrew Whalley (Block) and Patrick Presencer (Tackle) as a pair of ‘legitimate businessmen’.

It was reflective of internationals’ experience living in Denmark and also topical. References included ‘Game of Thrones’ antagonist King Joffrey and Denmark’s very own Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and it was all tastefully delivered and gobbled up by the audience.

Strong cast
Heading a strong cast were the cross-dressing trio of Gizem Mutlu (Robin Hood), Nicole Wardell (Dave Knave) and Josh Shires (Nurse Molly Coddle), who all gave solid, dependable performances.

Aditya Kharkar, who played the Sheriff of Nottingham with maniacal smiles and laughs, was perfect for his role, while youngsters Valeria Hollo (Pip) and Veda Robidoux (Penny) are two to look out for in the future.

And the singing impressed too with Madara Devko (Maid Marion) and Rachel Kador (Fairy) in fine form throughout.

Highly recommended!
The Copenhagen Theatre Circle’s production of Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood has something for everyone. Joyously interactive, frequently delightful and wholesomely humorous, it is a perfect fit for families looking to enjoy some quality time together.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood


★★★★★

Dir: Patrick Stack; British Pantomime; 2016, 180 mins; Gizem Mutlu, Madara Devko, Nicole Wardell, Josh Shires, Aditya Kharkar, Andrew Whalley, Patrick Presencer, Rachel Kador, Valeria Hollo, Veda Robidoux, Andrew Smith, Hubert Baumeister, Marcin Wlizlo, Taizya Adeji, Claire Coutts, Kristen Flanagan, Seraina Nett, Lucia Pitman, Anne Sveberg Rebbestad

Premiered January 20, continues until January 30 with daily performances at 19:00 and weekend matinees 14:00. No performances on Jan 25

Playing at Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Copenhagen

Tickets: 160kr, under-12s: 80kr, discounts available for groups and members; ctcircle.dk/buy-tickets