BATH Drama is going at full speed ahead for its New Year pantomime at The Rondo Theatre in Bath's Larkhall next week.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is being performed from Wednesday to Sunday, January 12-16, including four evening and two afternoon shows.

The panto has been written for our plague-ridden times, and is filled with jokes, songs, romance, fights and lots and lots of comedy.

It is set in medieval Merrie England, with an exceptionally evil Sheriff of Nottingham, a Boris-lookalike Prince John, and a Dame who turns scientist.

She is assisted by her lovable lockdown puppy and a host of Merry Men (and Women).

There are also adorable Babes, comedy guards, downtrodden peasants, a heroic Robin Hood and a feisty Maid Marian.

Ed Cooper plays Dame Nursey, Helen Corkin is Prince John, and Steve Brookes is the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The Merry Men and Women are Thomas Menezes, Calum Ward, Kerensa McCondach, Sam Trewhitt, Matt Rushton and Simon Reeves.

Aimed at adults and children alike, the Bath Drama production runs from Wednesday to Sunday, January 12-16 at 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, and two afternoon performances at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available at £12 each (£8 under 12s) online from or call the box office on 0333 666 3366.