Robin Hood - By Kaye Umansky
A bow-slinging, arrow-twanging, bulls-eye of a musical! Kaye Umansky's witty tale of Lincoln Green tights, girl power and boy-band hero, Robin, is sure to delight and entertain audiences and performers alike. Perfect for upper primary and lower secondary school performances, there are plenty of parts, large and small, and a full quiver of show-stealing songs by award-winning composer, Stephen Chadwick.
The outlaws of Sherwood Forest have raided again and the evil Prince John plots a trap for Robin Hood: he will hold an archery contest and award a golden arrow - and a dungeon - to the winner. Robin's eye-watering speed with his bow and arrow are legend but, as Marion and Mensa, the wise woman, suspect, it's all sleight of hand. Robin's a truly terrible shot! So, how can he win the prize, avoid the dungeon and - most importantly - keep his fame intact?
A complete performance pack including book (containing pull-out piano score with vocal line, full script with staging suggestions, costume ideas, cast list and production overview) and a CD with backing tracks, incidental music, all sound effects and full vocal performances of the songs. Performance licences are available to purchase separately (full details included with book). Expandable cast lists so everyone can take part. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.
Approximate Duration: 70 minutes
1) What Once Was Merrie Englande / Twang!
2) The Sheriff of Nottingham
3) Medieval Girls
4) The Merry Men Rap
5) Ambush Song
6) Time To Be Hypnotised
7) He’s Rich
8) The Arrow’s In The Air
9) Twang! Reprise
Robin Hood - Robin is everything a hero should be. He has style. He has energy, charm and natural swagger. He has a substantial number of lines and is frequently on stage.
Allan-a-Dale - Although determined to write a great song about Robin, his hero, Allan is a terrible musician. His real skill lies in archery, although he is unaware of his ability. He has a large role and is on stage for much of the play.
Little John - Little John is tall, of course. He has a moderate speaking part and joins in with the rap.
Will Scarlett - A bit of a dandy. Has a moderate speaking part and joins in with the rap.
Much the Miller - Faddy about his diet. Has a moderate speaking part and joins in with the rap.
Friar Tuck - Kindly and concerned, with a strong social conscience.
Maid Marion - Feisty, sporty and clever, with strong views ahead of her time, she has a large speaking role and an optional solo singing part.
The Marionettes - Five friends of Marion who are also unhappy with the role given to them in history.
The Sheriff of Nottingham - A bully. Arrogant and cruel, he thinks he can do anything now he has royal backing. He has a substantial number of lines (boo him - he's bad!)
Prince John - Greedy, cowardly and stupid, Prince John has a substantial number of lines and provides much of the comedy.
Lord Chancellor Fishy - Prince John's chief advisor. He has quite a large role as the straight man to Prince John.
Mensa - A Wise Woman. Beneath her cackling Wise Woman act, she is extremely clever and the possessor of sound common sense. Has an optional singing solo.
The Poor Family - Consists of mother, father and son. All three have small speaking parts.
The Villagers - Appear in two scenes. The have several individual lines. There should be at least four who have a line each, but there can be many more. Two or three can take part in the archery contest.
King Richard - A small, thankless role at the very end. Needs a splendid costume to compensate.
The Guards - At least seven guards are needed for Prince John and the Sheriff. Prince John's are non-speaking. Five of the Sheriff's have small speaking roles. One or two can double up as archers in the archery contest.
The Singing Chorus - They lead all the songs. The actors on stage join in. If you have particularly talented singers, they can perform a solo.
The Invisible Horse - There is one.