Preview: Robinson Crusoe

Posted on December 4th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

From the team that brought you the Gala Theatre’s biggest-selling pantomime ever Jack and the Beanstalk comes the swashbuckling tale of Robinson Crusoe.

Get ready to set sail into a nautical world of hilarity and adventure, as we join Robinson Crusoe (Jamie Brown) on his quest to find adventure, romance and the fabled Pearl of Wisdom.

Helped along the way by his brother Billy Bob (Paul Hartley), his mother Dame Connie Crusoe (Paul Dunn) and the feisty Polly Perkins (Lauren Waine), they embark on a life on the ocean waves where they encounter Captain Blackheart (Neil Armstrong), the maddest and baddest pirate of them all.

Will they get more than they bargained for when they reach the Island of Flames? Or will the goddess of the sea Aqua Marina (Jayne Mackenzie) guide them to safety? Are they all going to end up in the drink?

A BSL performance of Robinson Crusoe will take place on Sunday 10 December, 1.00pm.

A relaxed performance of the show will take place on Thursday 14 December, 6.00pm:

A relaxed performance is designed to welcome audiences who might otherwise feel excluded from experiencing live theatre. This may include those with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. With a relaxed performance, they aim to create a less formal, more supportive environment. The audience is free to talk or move around if they need to, and a ‘chill out’ space is available for anyone who feels they would like to take a break. Lighting, sound and special effects in the pantomime are slightly altered in order to reduce anxiety levels, but the production remains the same as much as possible. Staff are trained to create a friendly setting and assist with an additional needs our patrons may have.

““Writers Neil Armstrong & Paul Hartley have once again worked their magic in order to bring a lively family show to Durham.” – North East Theatre Guide

“I would definitely say that the Gala panto is worth a trip and offers fantastic value for money for the whole family.” – North East Family Fun

“Yet again the show, the first to open in the region, sets the bar high.” – British Theatre Guide

“The show was full of the usual innuendoes, comedy acts, musical performances to a live band and fantastic staging.” – Here Come The Hoopers

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