THE cast starring in Salisbury Playhouse’s latest pantomime production has been announced.

Wiltshire Creative says the show, which starts its run on November 30, is already its fastest selling pantomime.

Robin Hood will be played by West End star Giovanni Spano (X Factor, ITV; Bat Out of Hell The Musical; Footloose; Rip It Up The 70s) while Nurse Nora Virus, this year’s pantomime dame, will be played by Adrian Grove (The Night Before Christmas, Salisbury Playhouse; Follies, National Theatre).

Maid Marian will be played by Alice Stokoe (Sister Act UK tour, Mamma Mia!) while Greg Barnett (The Duchess of Malfi, RSC; Fantastic Mr Fox, UK tour) stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Bernadette Bangura (finalist All Together Now, BBC; Jesus Christ Superstar, London’s Barbican) will play Consuela, the Sheriff’s Spanish housekeeper.

The cast is completed by Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) as Friar Tuck; Lauren Azania AJ King-Yombo as Allan A’Dale; and Shane Gibb and Amber Sylvia Edwards in ensemble roles.

Robin Hood is produced by Wiltshire Creative and written by Andrew Pollard, writer of previous hit Playhouse pantomimes Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin and Cinderella.

Gareth Machin (The Night Before Christmas, Her Naked Skin, Moonfleet, all Salisbury Playhouse) will direct.

Sales for last year’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast were record-breaking.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked by visiting or calling 01722 320333.