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The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood

The Barn Theatre

Robin Hood

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester is preparing to bring a feast of myth, music and medieval slapstick to the Cotswolds this Winter for their annual Christmas theatrical production, a new twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood, called The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood.

The new take on the classic tale, which rounds out the theatre’s acclaimed 2022 Built by Barn Season, follows archer, swordswoman, and trick rider Marian as she joins forces with her childhood nemesis Robin to thwart her hapless husband-to-be, the Sherriff of Nottingham, and overthrow his evil protector, Prince John.

The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood has it all - magic, acrobatics, Normans with dodgy haircuts - as the eponymous duo bury the hatchet and join forces to thwart the hapless Sherriff and overthrow his evil protector Prince John…. the wickedest man alive…

Alan Pollock returns for his fourth annual Christmas production with The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood from 21 November – 7 January, following the hugely successful runs of his previous festive adaptions of A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella. Dylan Townley also returns in an expanded role as Composer and Musical Director, having been Musical Director for last year’s The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella.

Francesca Goodridge, who directed last year’s production, will return as Director and Movement Director. The creative team will also include Jessica Brigham as Lighting Designer and Harry Smith as Sound Designer.

The theatre’s 2021 Christmas production of The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderellawas named as one of the best Christmas family shows by The Observer and received a five-star review from the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard.

Tickets for the production are now on sale at


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