Message from Deep Inside Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood wants to let you know that there will only be one pantomime this year, as Sleeping Beauty is not going ahead as originally planned. She refuses to be woken up.

AUDITIONS: ‘Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood’

WHERE:    The Turner Centre

WHEN:    from 2pm on August 5

The show will be presented by The Stage Door Theatre Company, directed by David Crewe, and produced by Kim Bailey. The same team as ‘Billy Goes to War’.
Performances will on 22, 23, 24 and 25 November in the main auditorium of the Centre, just ahead of the Christmas season.
Red Riding Hood appears pursued by the wolf, lost in the forest, the Sheriff believes he’s captured all the children, and the Babes disappear in the haunted bedroom.
Meanwhile, Maid Marion has attached a brief synopsis with the cast list below.
See you on the 5th August!
David Crewe
Artistic Director of The Stage Door Theatre Company


A Traditional Pantomime by David Crewe

Robin Hood and his Merry Men and the Merry Maidens rob the rich to feed the poor. The Sheriff of Nottingham has a cunning plan to lock all the village children and Robin’s girlfriend, Maid Marion, in the castle dungeon as a trap to catch him.

Meanwhile Dame Droopydrawers, a nursemaid, arrives in Nottingham with the two Babes, Teeny and Weeny. She tells the Sheriff he now has to look after them, as their parents, who were his relatives, have snuffed it. At first he hates the idea, until he learns that the Babes are fabulously rich. At which point he hatches another cunning plan to get rid of them and inherit the money himself. To do this he engages the services of Slippery Sam and Dangerous Dan, two useless villains from Jim’s Dirty Deeds, who mess the whole plan up after confusion in the haunted bedroom!

Strangely, Red Riding Hood appears in the forest, looking for a different theatre she is supposed to be performing in, also pursued by the wolf. Robin wonders how it is that they both have the same surname.

It turns out that Fanny Firkin, landlady of the local inn, and lady friend of Baron Bedfellow and his daughters, Marion, Milly, Molly and Mandy, knows the secret.

All ends happily of course!


Robin Hood

His Merry Men and Maidens

Little John and Little Joan, Alan a’ Dale and Eleanor Hill, Friar Tuck and Sister Sharon, Mitch the Miller and Polly Filla, Will Scarlet and Jill the Varlet

Maid Marion, Baron Bedfellow’s daughters


Captain Crumpet

Baron Bedfellow

Mandy, Milly, Molly, his other daughters

Fanny Firkin, innkeeper

Dame Droopydrawers, nursemaid to the Babes

The Babes, Teeny and Weeny

Dangerous Dan

Slippery Sam

King Richard

Knight in Armour

Lord Grabitall

Red Riding Hood


Servant Girl

Traffic Controller

Soldiers, town kids


Auditions 2pm on Sunday 5 August at the Turner Centre.

Contact Helen on if you wish to audition but cannot make that day.

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