Robin Hood & FriendsFestivals Literature
This exciting musical brings history to life! With swash-buckling fights, festing and dancing, it shows the value of loyalty, honesty and friendship. The script is in witty rhyme and minstrels introduce each scene with a verse. To simplify the action, the stage is divided into two areas - Castle and Sherwood Forest.
While Richard the Lion Heart is away on a Crusade, his brother, Prince John, rules England and, supported by the Norman Barons and Sheriff of Nottingham, exploits the Saxon Peasants.
Robin Hood and his friends, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, the Little John family, Maid Marion and Bess make a pact to fight for the rights 'of the honest and good'. They ambush the Sheriff of Nottingham while he is passing through Sherwood Forest. As a reprisal, Prince John lures them into a trap. King Richard returns in the nick of time to save the day, and friendship overcomes conflict.Age guide: 5 - 14; KS1, KS2, KS3 Duration: 50 - 60 mins
Cast: 25 to 50 Solo speaking & Group singing parts * = Solo singingRobin Hood*, Will Scarlett*, Maid Marian*, Bess*, Friar Tuck*, Mrs Little John*,
Little John, Little John Children, Much, Witches, King Richard Lion-Heart, Prince John,Allin-a-Dale, Sheriff of Nottingham, Sir Guy of Gisbourne, Walter of Weybridge, Deer;Hot Shot Team George-a-Greene, Nat the Weaver, Arthur-a-Bland, Liza Dumpling,Gilbert-of-the-White-Hand, Goodie Bodkin, Agnes Charmwart, Sadie Stubblestraw, OthersClass Choruses: Minstrels, Crusaders, Saracons, Guards, Jailers, Saxon Peasants, Woodland Folk
Musical styles include classical, rock, ballad, blues, waltz & folk.
Cross-curricular Content: Folklore, Drama, Rhyme, Significant People & Places, Christmas, Pantomime, Caring, Relationships, Friendship, Bullying
Review: I recently had an e-mail from a GCSE pupil who said her year group was planning a reunion – their Year 6 play was Robin Hood and they wanted to re-enact this for their reunion... - Helen Mackinnon
A Performing Licence is required to perform this musical to a public audience including parents.
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