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Robin Hood – people’s hero or a common thief? You decide in this rollicking, rambunctious tale of the day that Robin Hood came to Southwark.
Immerse yourself in the ample hospitality of Rosie Bailey, landlady of Southwark’s famous Tabard Inn, transported for your convenience to Southwark Playhouse. Settle down in your favourite corner with an ale or a mulled wine and see Robin Hood’s untold story of derring-do played out…
It’s 1380 and London is bursting at the seams with foreigners – Norman, Angles and Saxons inhabit every dive, including this one. The rich are getting richer and the poor poorer – despite Robin’s best efforts to reverse the trend. Tempers are frayed.
Meanwhile, her outspoken politics have gotten Marion into trouble. And as it’s partly Robin’s fault it falls to him do the decent thing. But might this Marion find it just a bit, well, patronising to be rescued?
With swordplay, songs, sheriffs and satire as sharp as an arrow, The Ballad of Robin Hood guarantees to keep you a-quiver with excitement all evening long.
The Ballad of Robin Hood is written by Greg Freeman and created by Tacit Theatre, the creators of the ‘riotous, enthusiastic and likeable’ (Financial Times) Canterbury Tales.
Age guidance: 7+
PLEASE NOTE: This production contains some strobe lighting.
Press for The Canterbury Tales:
“A big-hearted, boisterous evening” – Time Out
“Extraordinarily catchy folk songs” – The Observer
“Good, bawdy fun” – Evening Standard
Press for A Study in Scarlet:
‘Almost as whip-smart as the great detective himself‘
‘A thoroughly enjoyable evening’
‘Such a deliciously fun night out that it feels impossible not to recommend it to everyone!‘
The Public Reviews
Director and Composer
Producer and Lighting Designer
Tom Daplyn (also co-directs)