Southwark Playhouse has announced full casting for their Christmas production The Ballad of Robin Hood.
Owen Findlay will play the legendary outlaw Robin Hood, Tom Daplyn with play The Sherrif, Dora Rubenstein will play Marian and Rosalind Blessed will play Rosie Bailey. The cast will also include Oliver Ashworth, Ellen Chivers and Joel Mellinger.
Presented by Tacit Theatre, The Ballad of Robin Hood is a live immersive experience featuring adventure, wielding swords, mulled wine, songs and music in this historical (ish) reimagining of the myth surrounding Robin Hood.
A lively and ribald play which 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 puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn where the play is set.
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.