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Robyn Hood, The Musical

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ROBYN HOOD: OUTLAW PRINCESS (THE MUSICAL)
Music by Gary Daverne
Libretto by John Reynolds

ROBYN HOOD: OUTLAW PRINCESS is a lively, fun, 'pop' musical, based loosely on the traditional tales of 12th. century, English folk hero, Robin Hood.

In what is essentially a fantasy tale, Robin is a schoolgirl who has a confrontation with her school headmaster. As punishment, he orders her to write an essay on the lives of famous men in history.

Angrily Robin complains that school history lessons always concentrate on the lives of men. Why weren't there were more famous women in history she asks? She had often dreamed of being a famous heroine.

Her dream becomes a reality in which she re-emerges as Robyn Hood, Outlaw Princess, leading a female band of outlaws.

The story unfolds in a series of dramatic, and amusing adventures centred round an on-going confrontations with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham (the school headmaster) and his dim-witted soldiers, the Heavies.

The final scene is a dramatic treason trial in the marketplace in Nottingham.





Robyn and the Captain of the Guard.


The evil Sheriff, Robyn and the Townspeople.


Three young Outlaws.


Photos From Past Productions


 
- The setting is timeless. The show can be staged using a traditional medieval setting, or it could be presented in any time period. Right is a picture of the King from a recent performance.

- The characters can be played by actors from any ethnic or cultural group and is written for unlimited cast numbers, predominantly female.

- There are two main groups: (Robyn and her Outlaw Band) and (the Sheriff, his Heavies and the Townspeople). The two groups never appear on stage at the same time, thus simplifying rehearsals.



- There are sixteen songs, some solo or duet, all written in low singable keys, with a strong emphasis on melody and rhythm, There is ample scope for lively choreography.

- Instrumentation is for rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums) with optional woodwind and brass or synthesiser. It is possible to perform this work with any combination of these instruments, or piano only.

- Suitable for 10 years and over. Duration 100 mins. approx.



- Script, score and instrumental parts, available on HIRE only.

Pre-recorded backing tracks available.


Robyn Sheet Music Sample

For full details and contracts please contact:
Gary Daverne at
E-mail: daverne@ihug.co.nz
   


MP3 Music Samples
No. 1 Changes
No. 2 I'm A Rebel
No. 3 Hang Them
No. 4 Robyn's Rock
No. 5 Initiation
No. 6 Band of Robyn Hood
No. 7 Contrasts
No. 8 Heavy Song
No. 9 Make Way for the Sherrif
No. 10 Hunt Them Down
No. 11 Ruler
No. 12 Feel The Fire
No. 13 Little Person
No. 14 Sing To The Forest
No. 15 Sherrif's Entrance
No. 16 Robyn Condemned

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