The Ballad of Robin Hood has opening night at Southwark Playhouse on 30th November 2015, with the run from 26th November to 26th December 2015.
Tabard Inn, Borough, 1380. Times are tough for the landlady, Rose Bailey. The rent has become extortionate; she is forced to pay crippling tax by the local Marshalsea court, whilst seeing the gentry enjoy a bacchanalian orgy of consumption.
Meanwhile, revolution is in the air and rumours are flying… Just who is this mysterious folk hero Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor? Is he a folk hero or just a criminal? Rosie and her colourful patrons tell the story of Robin Hood and his merry men in a mixture of story and song.
The Ballad of Robin Hood puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn, which – also the setting of Tacit Theatre’s two sold out runs of The Canterbury Tales – once stood a five minute walk away from Southwark Playhouse on what is now Borough High Street.
Director and Composer – Annabelle Brown
Fight Director – Ronin Traynor
Set Designer – Giulia Carisi
Producer and Lighting Designer – Leo Steele
Sound Designer – Ella Wahlstrȍm
Casting Advisor – Annelie Powell
Assistant Producer – Lila Whelan
Stage Manager – Sofie Arnkil
Press – Clióna Roberts
Marketing – EMG
Cast: Oliver Ashworth, Rosalind Blessed, Ellen Chivers, Tom Daplyn (also co-directs), Owen Findlay, Joel Mellinger, Dora Rubinstein
The Ballad of Robin Hood
77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Booking From: 26th November 2015
Booking Until: 26th December 2015