Arabella is delighted to announce that she will be returning to Greenwich Theatre this Christmas for their swashbuckling panto Robinson Crusoe.
She will be joining panto favourite Andrew Pollard (writer, director and resident dame). Robinson Crusoe promises to be an action-packed adventure awash with pirates, romance, exotic creatures and songs-a-plenty! Hit the high seas with Robinson as he battles the wicked Pirate Gingerbeard to find the lost gold.
It’s sure to be an absolute treasure for the whole family. so book early to guarantee the best seats – don’t miss the boat! Get more info and tickets here.
It’s been six years since Arabella played Maid Marian in Robin Hood at the Greenwich Theatre. And she’s absolutely thrilled to be returning to the theatre and company at Greenwich. This will be Arabella’s 6th panto! Keep reading for the lowdown on Arabella’s previous Pantomimes.
Beauty and the Beast
Arabella’s debut role in a pantomime was Beauty in Beauty and the Beast at the Hereford Courtyard in 2009. It was on this contract that Arabella realised she has a true passion for traditional pantomime.
In 2012 Arabella played Maid Marian in Robin Hood. This is when she met Andy Pollard for the first time. This was Andy’s first year directing the panto at Greenwich Theatre. And all involved had a lot of fun! Arabella has been performing Andy’s scripts ever since!
In 2014 Arabella packed up her bags and moved up to Scarborough for the Christmas season. She played the role of Princess Badroulbadour at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. This was a completely different experience as the theatre is in the round! The tradition of playing “out front” takes some getting used to when the audience are all around you.
In 2015 Arabella joined the cast of Dick Whittington at the Watford Palace. Still an Andy Pollard script but directed by Brigid Larmour. This was the first time Arabella got to move away from being the princess. She had a lot of fun creating the Barbara Windsor style cockney Fairy Bowbells. She also made an appearance as Gorgonzola, the High Priestess of Cheese.
Beauty and the Beast
The great thing about panto is it is never the same twice! With that in mind, Arabella joined the cast of Beauty and the Beast in 2016. She played Amorette, a new version of Beauty at the Watford Palace, directed by Eleanor Rhode.
And now, in 2018, Arabella will be returning to Greenwich Theatre. She will be playing Man Friday as well as Mary Beard, pirate Mum!
Check out her Gigs List Page for show dates and times here.