Adapted by Oliver Gray
From the earliest ballads of Robin Hood, some pre-dating Chaucer, Illyria has created a fast-moving, fun-packed family show.
While good King Richard is away fighting the crusades, his friend Robert Fitzooth, under the assumed name of Robin Hood, resolves to relieve corrupt landowners of their wealth, to ruin the inept Sheriff of Nottingham and to do all he can to prevent the power-mad Prince John from seizing the throne.
Featuring tales of camaraderie, good against evil, swashbuckling action and riotous comedy, this remains one of Illyria’s most popular ever titles. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably cry – and if you’re not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be dead. We also guarantee you will learn new uses for the phrase “Don’t Do This At Home.”
Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (including 20 minute interval)
Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)
PLEASE NOTE: This event is outdoors, no seating is provided so please bring your own blankets or low backed seating for the event. Picnics welcome.
Doors open 2pm. Refreshments will be available.
Available ONLINE or by calling 01455 290429
(Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm)
- Adult – £16.00
- Concession – £14.00
- Child – £10.00
- Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £48.00
Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada.
Illyria has also won 4 international “Best Performance” awards and attracted numerous “5-star” and “Critics’ Choice” reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare’s plays, the high quality of its shows for Families and the refreshing originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan performances.
Illyria’s mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see.
Illyria has given more performances to more people across a wider area than any other open air touring theatre company, its presence dominates the sector and its standards set the bar high. Illyria works closely with the Equity to ensure that all its actors are paid a fair living wage and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Merry Minstrels Hunt
Saturday 2nd December, All day
Merry Minstrels Hunt
Sunday 3rd December, All day
SOLD OUT – Philippa Langley – The Princes in the Tower: Solving History’s Greatest Cold Case
Sunday 3rd December, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an unmissable evening as Philippa discusses her remarkable new book The Princes in the Tower: Solving History’s Greatest Cold Case, and the extraordinary findings of ‘The Missing Princes Project’.
Unfortunatly we do not have any upcoming events of your selected category at this time.