The Ballad of Robin Hood at Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Tacit Theatre presents The Ballad of Robin Hood at Southwark Playhouse.
The Ballad of Robin Hood is a lively and ribald play, featuring live music, mulled wine and the London stage’s first- and quite possibly last- archery competition.
Robin Hood meets Game of Thrones in Tacit Theatre’s immersive adventure, wielding swords, songs and music in this historical (ish) reimagining of the myth surrounding the legendary outlaw.
It follows the trademark inventive style of the company’s previous work at Southwark Playhouse, The Canterbury Tales and A Study in Scarlet.
The Ballad of Robin Hood runs from 26 November until 26 December at Southwark Playhouse
Enter the Tabard Inn in Borough, 1380 and meet landlady Rosie Bailey. Times are tough for Rosie; rent is extortionate and she is being forced to pay a crippling tax by the local Marshalsea court, whilst the local gentry enjoy a bacchanalian orgy of consumption. Sit down, have a drink and delight in an evening of intoxicating tales and lively song about the country’s greatest and much loved outlaw.
Rumours abound about the mysterious folk-hero Robin Hood, whose celebrated feats of derring-do and noble acts have become legendary; inspiring songs and hope for the oppressed countrywide. If only he could come to Southwark, an area stuck in turbulent times and riven with cruel iniquity?
The Ballad of Robin Hood in an immersive adventure that puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn.
The cast includes Owen Findlay as Robin Hood, Rosalind Blessed as Rosie Bailey, Dora Rubenstein as Marian and Tom Daplyn as The Sherrif. Other cast members include Oliver Ashworth, Ellen Chivers and Joel Mellinger.
The Ballad of Robin Hood by Greg Freeman is presented by Tacit Theatre with Direction and Music Composition by Annabelle Brown, Lighting by Leo Steele, Sound by Ella Wahlström and Fight Direction by Ronin Traynor