Everyman announces rock ‘n’ roll panto

THE Everyman & Playhouse have announced that this year’s rock ‘n’ roll panto at the Everyman will be The Little Mermaid. The play will run at the Hope Street venue from Saturday 25 November to Saturday 20 January. Regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton have adapted the well-known story. Among the cast will be regular dame Francis Tucker and master of mischief Adam Keast, who will once again bring the audience to their feet to dance and cheer or avoid a soaking. Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz said: “Our much-loved rock ‘n’ roll panto is famous for fantastical plots, hilarious puns, dazzling singing and musicianship, all wrapped up in a magical bundle of joyous anarchy. It is as much a party as a show, full of families and laughter, magic and fart gags.” Once again the rock ‘n’ roll panto will include an autism friendly/relaxed performance which increases in popularity every year. This year’s show will be staged on Monday 15 January. There will also be a range of other performances for audience members with access needs including British Sign Language, captioned and audio described performances during the run. Public booking for The Little Mermaid will open on Monday 15 May at 11am. Box Office: 0151 709 4776  Online Booking (24-hour): www.everymanplayhouse.com