AUDITIONS: ‘Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood’
WHERE: The Turner Centre
WHEN: from 2pm on August 5
ROBIN HOOD & THE BABES IN THE WOOD SYNOPSIS & CAST LIST
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!
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
Mandy, Milly, Molly, his other daughters
Fanny Firkin, innkeeper
Dame Droopydrawers, nursemaid to the Babes
The Babes, Teeny and Weeny
Knight in Armour
Red Riding Hood
Soldiers, town kids
Auditions 2pm on Sunday 5 August at the Turner Centre.
Contact Helen on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to audition but cannot make that day.
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