The legend of King Arthur gets a festive, funny revamp in Ellie King’s latest Christmas adaptation, The Sword in the Stone.
It’s traditional British Panto, presented at the Surrey Arts Centre Dec. 16 to 31 with 3 p.m. matinees and 7 p.m. evening performances.
King, the self-styled Queen of Panto, is the artistic director of the Royal Canadian Theatre Company.
The well-loved tale gets a thorough makeover in this version, described as a magical, sparkling, hilarious musical.
The plot’s simple: will Arthur make it to Camelot and claim his crown? Not if his evil half-sister Morgana has anything to do about it.
Fortunately, everyone lives happily ever after in this family-friendly version.
Featuring the magical sorcerer, Merlin, lovely Guenivere and assorted gnomes, druids, trolls, shepherdesses and a dragon or two.
It’s suitable entertainment for the whole family – boisterous and full of magic, music, merriment and mayhem.
Call 604-501-5566 for more information, or visit www.rctheatreco.com.