The Ballad of Robin Hood
As in my St George play, a troupe of players arrive in a town to put on their new play. However the crowd wants its old favourite and the troupe are forced to relent and perform The Ballad of Robin Hood.
Cast numbers are flexible - if you have a small group it's perfectly acceptable to have actors playing several parts, but if you have large numbers to accommodate, there are numerous roles.
There is also a wide range of difficulty to accommodate actors of different abilities - several one or two line parts as well as longer, more demanding roles.
Most of the dialogue is written in rhyme to aid memory and give rhythm to the speech.
The play covers several of the stories of Robin Hood - how he came to be an outlaw; his battles with the Sheriff of Nottingham; how Little John came to join his band; his love for Maid Marion and his death at the hands of the Abbess of Kirklees.
There is plenty of humour, action and, ultimately, sadness when Robin meets his doom. However, in an epilogue we are reminded that this is a travelling troupe of actors and the story will be re-enacted time and time again.
Finally, there are 6 original easy-to-learn-and-sing songs to complement the action and further demonstrate the talents of your cast.
Duration: 40 minutes
Cast: 15 - 40
Number of Songs: 6
£25.00 Copy of the script
£7.50 CD of songs
£15.00 Piano Score
Mr and Mrs Hood
The show finale from The Ballad of Robin Hood
Robin Hood Scene Sample
Sample script from Scene 3 of The ballad of Robin Hood
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