Stage and screen star Shane Richie has been announced as the star of Milton Keynes Theatres’ newest pantomime: Robin Hood.

In a change from their previously announced production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Shane Richie will play the lead role in a new performance of the classic story – meanwhile, the Merry Men will be played by slapstick acrobatic company, Acromaniacs.

The theatre spoke of their excitement at the production in a press release this morning.

They said: “Following the success of last year’s spectacular pantomime Cinderella, Milton Keynes Theatre is excited to announce that television, recording, musical theatre and pantomime star Shane Richie will be leading the cast in this year’s panto.

“Audiences will join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow- shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham in a show full of action, adventure, music, laughter and audience participation.”

In spite of the change in show, the performance times will remain the same and tickets are currently available at: