THE 72nd panto performed by Malton and Norton Musical Theatre (MNMT) takes to the stage this week.

This year’s pantomime is Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates, which was the second panto ever performed, back in 1950 and was last performed by MNMT 10 years ago.

Mark Boler, from MNMT, said: “Malton and Norton Musical Theatre is putting the final touches to its forthcoming panto Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates.

“After three months of rehearsal the cast is really looking forward to the opening show on Saturday, January 18, at 1pm.

“The show starts with a South American theme with lots of colour and Latin music, which provides lots of exciting scenes for the chorus.

“As the title suggests we will also see lots of fun with pirates and hidden treasure.

“Plus, there are some great parts, including Robinson Crusoe, Nutty Nick, Captain Seasalt, Skull Duggery and Cross Bones.”

Mark added: “The society once again promise a spectacular family show and really hope as many people as possible will come and watch this long-standing community pantomime and give the hard-working cast lots of support.”

Performances run from Saturday, January 18, to Saturday, January 25.

To buy tickets, go online at or drop into Chapter 2 Bar, Market Place, Malton.