VIDEO: Bute panto is a fantastic festive hit

Bute’s community pantomime, Robin Hood, played to two packed and enthusiastic audiences at Rothesay Pavilion on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

The third joint production between Achievement Bute and the Bute Amateur Players featured plenty of laughs, lots of in-jokes and local gags and a talented cast of children and adults alike as the tale of the folk hero who steals from the rich and gives to the poor was brought to life at Rothesay Pavilion.

Bute's community pantomime, Robin Hood, was performed at Rothesay Pavilion on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13.

Bute's community pantomime, Robin Hood, was performed at Rothesay Pavilion on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13.

Featuring John Lilley as the panto dame, Maimie McGlumphey, Conor MacDonald as Friar Tuck, Chloe Aiken as Robin Hood, Gary Haworth as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Irene McGregor as the Sheriff’s wife Lady Constanza, and Layla Templeton as Maid Marian, with an extensive supporting cast of Merry Weans, townsfolk and others, the show rattled along at a fair old rate and, with lots of well-known songs for the audience to warble along to, there was no shortage of fun to be had for those both on the stage and off.

The video clip shown here features two of the show’s musical numbers - Lady Melody of Chelsea (Beth Swan) performing Material Girl by Madonna and Maid Marian serenading Robin Hood with The Lumineers’ 2012 hit Ho Hey.

* Don’t miss the next edition of The Buteman for lots more from the island’s 2014 pantomime - on sale from Thursday, December 18.