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A knight out with the lads

This year’s annual Cardiff pantomime gives the classic King Arthur legend a new twist

The cast of King Arthur at rehearsals

What happens when you have invading aliens, a bunch of lads on a night out, dodgy wizardry and a classic Welsh epic thrown in together against a looming apocalyptic background? A hilarious plot, silly songs, great acting and a promising evening of entertainment, courtesy Act One.

Cardiff’s own theatre group presents “King Arthur and the Lads of the Round Table,” a pantomime that does a contemporary re-telling of the epic medieval tale.

Of course, turning the Arthurian legend on its head hasn’t been easy, but the panto’s young director, George Robinson, is confident his team have got it right.

“Expect a lot of controversial humour, although we don’t cross any lines,” George says, “plus production like you’ve never seen before and lots of audience interaction!”

(King Arthur and the Lads of the Round Table will run from Thursday to Saturday at The Great Hall, SU at 7 pm.)