Torrent Production’s Robin Hood delivers tons of laughs for young and old. Ross Petty watch out, this show is just as good and at half the price. A must see.
If you’re up for a little fun this season, gather up the family and take a jaunt over to the east-end to share some laughs over pantomime—Toronto’s delightful holiday treat.
Husband and wife team Rob Torr and Stephanie Graham of Torrent Productions have gathered a stellar cast together for Robin Hood: A Merry Magical Pantomime. Expect singing, dancing and general silliness. “As a community we need to laugh and we need to celebrate how special we are” Rob says passionately.
Pantomime is interactive theatre where audience-goers are expected to boo the villain and cheer on the hero. The panto is an old tradition of fun for adults, but it’s also and a great way to introduce children to the theatre, and as Stephanie muses, “part of what we’re doing is trying to build an audience for the future.”
Robin Hood takes place in the Gerrard India Bazaar, or Little India neighbourhood of Toronto. The couple have lived in the neighbourhood for 11 years and have watched the community grow and diversify. They also both have a deep respect for the Canadian Legion. Torrent hopes to make the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1, the newest professional theatre venue east of the DVP, joining the ranks of Coalmine, Crow’s and Red Sandcastle. Toronto really is a city of neighbourhoods, and Rob guarantees the audience will “get a sample of the Gerrard India Bazaar through our panto.”
There are 11 shows in total and tickets are accessible for a family outing at $35 for adults and $25 for children. Tickets are available via 1-800-838- 3006, www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door.
Robin Hood: A Merry Magical Pantomime premieres at the Royal Canadian Legion #001 (Coxwell Ave at Gerrard St East) and runs December 16 – 24. Plus: Free parking at venue.