Robin Hood & FriendsFestivals History Literacy
A CD with vocal tracks for listening to & learning, plus backing tracks for dances & performances, is user-friendly for all teachers & pupils! Musical styles include classical, rock, ballad, blues, waltz & folk.SCRIPT:
Ages: 7 to 11, Duration: 50 to 60 minutes
This lively musical gives an insight into Medaeval life and shows the value of loyalty, honesty and friendship. The script is in witty rhyme, with minstrels explaining each scene with a verse. The stage is divided into The Castle and Sherwood Forest areas, from where, 'One Eyed-Witches' narrate.
While Richard the Lion Heart is away on a Crusade, Prince John, the Norman Barons and Sheriff of Nottingham exploit the Saxon Peasants. So Robin Hood and friend, Will Scarlet make a pact to fight for the rights 'of the honest and good.' They Their Hotshot Team includes Friar Tuck, the Little John family, Much the Miller and many more. Emanicipated Maid Marion and Bess, join them - 'I could sit and sew like some other girls I know, waiting for my knight in armour to appear, but I'm not that kind of girl with her head all in a whirl and I really want to have my own career!' After Robin and the Hotshot Team ambush the Sheriff, Prince John lures them into a trap. King Richard returns in the nick of time and friendship overcomes conflict.
25 to 50 Solo speaking & Group singing parts (* = Solo singing)
Robin 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, Others
Flexible Choruses: Minstrels, Crusaders, Saracons, Guards, Jailers, Saxon Peasants, Woodland Folk
Myths & Legends, Folklore, Drama, Rhyme, Historic Events, Significant People & Places, Christmas, Pantomime, Caring, Emotional Wellbeing, Relationships, Friendship, Bullying
Reviews: 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
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