No results found

Waterperry web banner2 f2suhd
What's On, Culture, Theatre

The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood

The Barn Theatre

divider
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 www.barntheatre.org.uk

RECOMMENDED

Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On snap-shotted the summer of 2006. Her most recent release, Black Rainbows came out 2023 and it is obvious to hear how much she is relishing the full range of her unique voice and, as I was to discover when we spoke, her extraordinarily lyrical vocabulary.

Paul Foot 3 wi4hf6
Tue 2 Apr 2024

Award-winning quirky and alternative comedian Paul Foot is returning to Oxford this month with his new show, Dissolve which is set to be his most vulnerable and honest yet. We got in touch to find out what we can expect from his performance at Oxford’s New Theatre, as well as – in very Paul Foot fashion – getting side-tracked by King  Tutankhamen, and what  Jesus might have  achieved if  he'd been a plumber...

Katie otb8tw
Fri 1 Mar 2024

This month, Katie Melua will be in Oxford, helping to launch the Oxford Literary Festival’s new Programme in Georgian Literature and Culture.

Namvula BBC Music nuyc98
Fri 1 Mar 2024

Described as having a diasporic upbringing, singer-songwriter Namvula is also a gifted photographer and was co-founder of Film Africa, a London-based celebration of African cinema and culture. She now lives in Oxford where she will be performing later this month at The North Wall.