Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest
A Bristol Old Vic and The Wardrobe Ensemble co-production
Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest was performed at Bristol Old Vic from 25th Nov 2021 - 8th Jan 2022
Devised by the company
Tom Crosley-Thorne, Tom England, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, James Newton, Katja Quist, Dorian Simpson, Heloise Lowenthal, Alex Roberts
Tom Brennan & Helena Middleton
Composer and Musical Director
Ben Vardy and the company
Fight and Intimacy
Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Bell
Company Stage Manager
Lucy Topham and Benedict Jones
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
This Christmas, multi-award-winning company The Wardrobe Ensemble team up with Bristol Old Vic for a fresh spin on the swashbuckling legend.
When a 21st-century kid slips through a crack in the time-space continuum, they crash into the middle of an epic fight between good and evil. It’s Sherwood Forest. The 12th century. An uneasy time of cunning thieves, dastardly villains and karaoke-singing monks. When the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham sets in motion his vicious plan for ultimate power, it’s up to Robin Hood and the Merry Crew to pull off their toughest mission yet. Can they defeat the Sheriff before it’s too late and the forest is lost forever?
Combining wit, warmth and daring archery, Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest is a magical tale about taking aim at the things you believe in, shooting straight from the heart and becoming the hero you were born to be. (And it’s also about the power of responsible taxation.)
"Shoots straight for the heart"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Bristol Post
"Super-sleek remix of the myth"
★★★★ The Stage