Robin Hood

Robin Hood poster 2006

20th July - 7th September 2006

Headington Hill Park, Oxford


Introduction

Headington Hill Park became Oxford’s own Sherwood Forest in this exciting new adaptation of the Robin Hood story. The fast-paced, thrilling production was written by Darren Ormandy who had previously wowed Creation audiences with his portrayal of Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2005. The set, designed by Cleo Pettitt, made excellent use of the beautiful arboretum, and renowned folk musician and composer Jon Boden set the tone with incidental music and folk-style songs which were sung by the cast.

Actors Tom Peters as Robin Hood and Seamus Allen as hilarious thespian Alan a Dale valiantly stole from the rich and gave to the poor. They also had a number of spectacular fights with Scott Brooksbank as the hilariously wicked Sherriff of Nottingham with an unfortunate wig, shot off at one point by one of Robin Hood’s arrows! A more serious note was set by Eleanor Montgomery’s evil Lady Gisburne, a witch trying to open a door to the underworld deep in the heart of the forest…

Reviews

“Creation succeeds hands down on atmosphere.”
The stage

“A curiously successful fusion of slapstick, swordplay and supernaturalism.”
Oxford mail

“A crowd-friendly romp combining fighting, knockabout fun, romance, scary moments.”
Daily information

Artistic team

Director – Adam Meggido
Writer – Darren Ormandy
Set Designer – Cleo Pettitt
Costume Designer – Mia Flodquist
Assistant Set Designer – Rebecca Lee
Composer – Jon Boden
Fight Choreographer – Philip D’Orleans
Voice and Verse Coach – Richard Ryder

Cast

Seamus Allen – Alan a Dale
Scott Brooksbank – Sherriff of Nottingham
Angus Brown – Friar Tuck
Richard Evans – Much/Green Man
Jennifer Matter – Marion
Eleanor Montgomery – Lady Gisburne
Tom Peters – Robin Hood
Martin Pirongs – Little John/Captain

Understudies

Laura Murray
Richard Scott

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