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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds pantomime The Legend of Robin Hood rides to national awards nominations





The latest smash hit Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds pantomime is in the running for four national awards.

The Legend of Robin Hood, which welcomed more than 24,000 people this season, has been short-listed in the UK Pantomime Association Awards in the following categories:

Best costume design – Dawn Allsopp

The Legend of Robin Hood, at the Theatre Royal. Picture: Theatre Royal
The Legend of Robin Hood, at the Theatre Royal. Picture: Theatre Royal

Best newcomer – Ewan Grant

Best script – Chris Hannon

Best pantomime (under 500 seats)

The Legend of Robin Hood has enjoyed a successful run. Picture: Theatre Royal
The Legend of Robin Hood has enjoyed a successful run. Picture: Theatre Royal

Owen Calvert-Lyons, director, said he was 'delighted'.

"Congratulations to the entire team who made this brilliant show," he added.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Trafalgar Theatre, London, on April 11.

The association's 64 judges attended more than 240 venues to see more than 700 performances across the UK.

The Legend of Robin Hood, at the Theatre Royal. Picture: Theatre Royal
The Legend of Robin Hood, at the Theatre Royal. Picture: Theatre Royal

Simon Sladen, chairman of the UK Pantomime Association, said: “After what for many venues was a record breaking pantomime season in 2022/2023, we can’t wait to celebrate the wide array of excellence in the genre at The Pantomime Awards.

"Pantomime is one of the most exciting, vibrant forms of theatre, entertaining millions of people each festive season. Thank you to everyone who brings the pantomime magic to the stage and good luck to all of this year’s nominees."