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Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto
November 13 January 5
"A holiday treat... delightful mayhem all around."

 The Philadelphia Inquirer

"The talent on that stage rivals Broadway."

— Delco Culture Vultures

"An ideal gift for young and old alike." 

Philly Life & Culture

Fairytales collide in our brand new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. (Gasp!) Can a new hero, or heroine, emerge from Sherwood Forest and save the day? Set in the 1940s with a dash of the medieval, this hilarious, musical mashup is our most inventive panto yet. 

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World Premiere
November 13-January 5, 2020 By Kathryn Petersen Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by Bill Fennelly Recommended for all ages Leonard C. Haas Stage
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Amelia/Little Red
Matilda/Maid Marian
Maud/Granny
Chorus 2
Skippy the Chipmunk
Rocky the Raccoon
Floyd Flynn Finkelstein/Ensemble
Chorus 1
Bert the Beaver
Lady Nottingham
Friar T.O./Friar Tuck
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A Note from the Director
"You all have the power within you to make the world a better and brighter place."
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Little Red + Robin Hood
For the first time ever, our holiday panto adapts not one, but two classic stories! Need a refresh on the source material? We've got you covered.
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Meet the Characters
From Rocky the Raccoon to Floyd Flynn Finkelstein, meet the residents of Nottinghamshire and Sherwood Forest!
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Under the Hood: A Behind the Scenes Look
Crimson Planet Media interviews director Bill Fennelly and the cast of our brand-new holiday panto. Keep an ear out for song previews!
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Enhance Your Experience
Panto Pride

Celebrate with your LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors at a pre-show reception. Families are more than welcome!

December 20

AfterWORDS

Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews.

December 5, 12, 19, & 26; January 2

The Farmhouse Bistro

Dinner & A Show

Packages are available for prix-fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday-Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price. View the menu.

Brunch Packages

Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order. View the menu.

Relaxed Performance & ASL Interpretation

Everyone is welcome! A Relaxed Performance is a live theatre experience that invites (but is not limited to) individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone – a great option for parents with very young children, too. Learn more about Relaxed Performances here.

This performance also features ASL Interpretation provided by Hands UP Productions.

December 21 at 2pm

50% off Access Night

To further expand access to our work, we offer select half-priced performances throughout the season. Your discount is automatically applied when purchasing tickets.

January 2 at 7pm

More Accessibility

Our theatre is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome at all performances. Large-print programs, assistive listening devices, and sensory supports (fidgets, noise-canceling headphones) are always available to borrow from the Box Office. For more information, click here or call our Patron Experience team: 610.644.3500

What's the Buzz?
"People's Light captures the spirit of holiday cheer... delightful mayhem all around."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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    "Fantastic songs and dances — the talent on that stage rivals Broadway."

    "Petersen’s book and lyrics are sharp and funny, with jokes for all ages."

    "You definitely don't want to miss this one."

    Delco Culture Vultures


  • "A sparkling mash-up."

    "Viveca Chow shines as high-spirited Amelia."

    "Topical humor abounds... Director Bill Fennelly never lets message overtake fun-house frolics."

    The Philadelphia Inquirer


  • "People's Light has offered the theatre-going public a wonderful holiday gift."

    "Every good panto must have a wonderful villain. This year, Mary Elizabeth Scallen is among the best I’ve ever seen."

    "Ideal for young and old alike."

    Philly Life & Culture