The Heart of Robin Hood


“Gisli Örn Gardarsson has an incredible imagination and just the right sense of fun”
whatsonstage.com

“David Farr, who has written this smashing new treatment of the legend”
Evening Standard

”The RSC’s outstanding new family show…Roberts and McArdle will enchant both boys and girls”
Independent on Sunday

”An RSC family show with a difference…staged with such verve and invention that it is impossible not to surrender with it.”
Guardian

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by David Farr

A Royal Shakespeare Company production
Directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson

Tread carefully through the forest…
The notorious Robin Hood and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, creating a fearsome reputation amongst those who dare to travel through the mighty forest of sherwood. But they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince John as he plots to steal his brother’s crown. In this time of chaos and fear, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convince Robin that he must listen to his heart if they are to save the country.
A spectacular new production of a great English legend written by RSC Associate Director David Farr and directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson, the Artistic team behind Metamorphosis, currently touring worldwide.

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with interval

Cast

Robin
James McArdle

Marion
Iris Roberts

Pierre
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Prince John
Martin Hutson

Plug the Dog
Peter Bray

Much
Rόbert Lučkay

Little John
Michael Walter

Will
Darwin Shaw

Guy of Gisborne
Tim Treloar

Lord Falconbury
Gareth Aled

Lady Falconbury/Duck
Fiona Lait

Margaret LeBrun/Townswoman
Emma Manton

Alice
Flora Montgomery

Friar / Robert Summers
Marcello Walton

Makepeace
Lawrence Werber

Gisborne’s Henchman
Addis Williams

Children:
Jethro
Bailey Fear / Jack Firth / Tom Ransford

Sarah
Heather Croghan-Miksch / Isabelle Evans / Molly Pipe

Creative team

Directed by
Gisli Örn Gardarsson

Written by
David Farr

Set Designer
Borkur Jonsson

Costume Designer
Emma Ryott

Lighting
Bjorn Helgason

Music
Högni Egilsson

Sound
Gregory Clarke

Associate Director and Movement
Selma Björnsdóttir

Fight Director
Kev McCurdy

Company Dramaturg
Jeanie O’Hare

Company Text and Voice work by
Stephen Kemble

Additional Company movement by
Struan Leslie

Assistant Director
Dan Coleman

Casting by
Janine Snape CDG

Children’s casting by
Barbara Roberts CDG

Production Manager
Simon Ash

Costume Supervisor
Janet Bench

Company Manager
Jondon

Stage Manager
Pip Horobin

Deputy Stage Manager
Gabrielle Sanders

Assistant Stage Manager
Joanna Vimpany

Photos
Eddi

Original Producer
Jeremy Adams

Current Producer
Dyri Jonsson

Venues

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Previews from 18th November 2011
Premiere 2nd December 2011 until 7th Jan 2012

Bergen, Norway
DNS Theater Bergen
Premiere 5th October 2013

Boston, USA
American Repertory Theater Boston
Previews from 10th December 2013
Premiere 19th December 2013 until 19th Jan 2014

Uppsala, Sweden
Uppsala Stadsteater Theater
Premiere in Autumn 2014

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