The Barn Theatre in Cirencester have today announced that, due to popular demand, their Christmas theatrical production The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood will now run at the Cotswold venue until 6 January 2023, adding an extra seven performances.
The new take on the classic tale, which rounds out the theatre’s acclaimed 2022 Built by Barn Season, follows archer, swordswoman, and trick rider Marian as she joins forces with her childhood nemesis Robin to thwart her hapless husband-to-be, the Sherriff of Nottingham, and overthrow his evil protector, Prince John.
The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood has it all – magic, acrobatics, Normans with dodgy haircuts – as the eponymous duo bury the hatchet and join forces to thwart the hapless Sherriff and overthrow his evil protector.
Alan Pollock returns for his fourth annual Christmas production with The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood from 21 November – 6 January, following the hugely successful runs of his previous festive adaptions of A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella. Dylan Townley also returns in an expanded role as Composer and Musical Director, having been Musical Director for last year’s The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella.
Francesca Goodridge, who directed last year’s production, returns as Director and Movement Director. The creative team also includes Jessica Brigham as Lighting Designer, Harry Smith as Sound Designer and Kaitlin Howard as Fight Director.
The full cast of The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood are Lauren Ava-Thomas (2020 Graduate) as Little John / Ensemble, Theo Diedrick (2022 Graduate, Runesical) as Will Scarlett / Ensemble, Catrin Mai Edwards (2020 Graduate) as Green Man / Ensemble, Rachel Hammond (Swallows and Amazons) as Alan a Dale / Ensemble, Izzy Neish (2020 Graduate, Rapture) as Marian / Ensemble, Emily Panes (The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella) as Much the Miller / King Richard / Ensemble, Ethan Reid (2022 Graduate) as Odo (Sheriff of Nottingham) / Ensemble and Alex White (The Comedy of Errors) as Robin Hood / Ensemble.
The theatre’s 2021 Christmas production of The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella was named as one of the best Christmas family shows by The Observer and received a five-star review from the Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard.
Tickets for the production are now on sale at www.barntheatre.org.uk