The Watermill Theatre is delighted to announce its Christmas Show, ROBIN HOOD, which has been adapted by acclaimed children’s author Laura Dockrill with music by Hugo White, award-winning songwriter and musician and former member of the indie rock band The Maccabees.
ROBIN HOOD is directed by Laura Keefe and runs at the theatre from 15 November to 5 January.
Adaptor Laura Dockrill is also an illustrator, performance poet and playwright. She has written work for Bush Theatre and the Young Vic. Talking about her adaptation of the story of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood, Laura says: ‘I had such fun writing Robin Hood. Approaching Robin as a female lead funnily enough didn't change my angle on writing the script, I just saw it as writing any flawed protagonist. I knew she could be sneaky, strong and smart, cheeky, bold and brilliant. Writing the Merry Many gave me freedom to write playfully and light but also balancing with a socially political slant that asks questions.’
A cast of actor-musicians will perform music by Hugo White. Hugo was the founding member of the critically acclaimed band, The Maccabees, producing the band’s final album, Marks To Prove It, which reached number 1 in the UK album chart. He is currently scoring a film for the BFI.
The cast includes actor, musician and comedian Georgia Bruce as Robin Hood, with Jorell Coiffic-Kamall (Friar Tuck), Daniel Copeland (Little John), Leander Deeny (Sheriff of Nottingham), Stephanie Hockley (Maid Marion) and Ned Rudkins-Stow (Will Scarlet and Musical Director).
On a mission to steal from the rich and give to the poor, Robin Hood and her band of the Merry Many take on the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in a heroic and hilarious adventure.
ROBIN HOOD is designed by Frankie Bradshaw with lighting designed by Ryan Stafford and sound designed by Jay Jones.