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This year’s egg Christmas show brings to life the legend of Britain’s best-loved outlaw, ROBIN HOOD!

An action-packed, fast-paced and fantastically funny production, the show promises a thrilling adventure for all times and all ages.

 

Award-winning writer and director Greg Banks has an established an international reputation for his work with young audiences and families. In his modern adaptation of the age-old story, Robin Hood, with a tongue as sharp as his sword, fights for justice, outwits the evil Sherriff of Nottingham and woos Maid Marian. Expect fiendish escapes, spectacular swashbuckling and sword fights galore – all performed by a fabulously versatile cast of four merry men, accompanied by an all-female ska band!

 

Robin is played by Peter Edwards, who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and has starred in the Bristol Old Vic productions of The Crucible and Pink Mist. All the other characters in Robin Hood are played by three actors – Stephen Leask who returns to Bath having starred in Rumpelstiltskin at the egg, and A Little Hotel On The Side in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer 2013 Season. He has also starred in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and The Secret Garden at the Birmingham Rep. Nik Howdenhas been seen on television as Rodney Ramshackle in CBeebies’ Grandpa in my Pocket, and as Stan Laurel in the BBC4 drama Stan. His numerous theatre credits include Hetty Feather and Stick Man Live, for family audiences, and many appearances at the Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Rebecca Killick’s many theatre credits include several roles in the National Theatre’s award-winning War Horse, and Wendy in Peter Pan for the New Vic and Oxford Playhouse.

The ska band is made up of three local musicians – Amy Sergeant (guitar), Julie Walkington (double bass) and Rhian Williams(drums).

 

Writer and director Greg Banks’ work has been seen from Seattle to Singapore via Moscow and the Arctic Circle, on Broadway and in the West End. Numerous plays include Why the Whales Came, Huck Finn, Pinocchio and Into the West.

 

ROBIN HOOD is at the egg theatre from Thursday 8 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017. Tickets are on sale now at £18 adults / £12 children and students (booking fees apply) – contact the egg theatre on 01225 823409 to book, and for more information including detailed performance schedule and schools discounts.

 

The egg Christmas Production sponsor: King Edward’s School, Bath

 


 

Also at the egg, last year’s Christmas hero returns in The New Adventures of SNOW MOUSE.

When a lonely boy stumbles across a sleeping mouse buried under soft white snowflakes, a new friendship is formed. Sliding, tumbling and laughing in the snow, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze. These new adventures in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music are in The Roper Room at the egg, from 15th December22nd January (suitable for ages 6 months  –  4 years).


ROBIN HOOD,

Written and Directed by Greg Banks

Venue:                 the egg theatre, Bath

Dates:                   THURSDAY 8th DECEMBER – SUNDAY 15th JANUARY 2016

Times:                 Two performances daily (not Mondays, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day)

– times vary, please call egg reception for details

Tickets:               £18 adults / £12 children (booking fees apply)

Box Office:         01225 448844 (Box Office) / 01225 823409 (egg reception)

Website:              www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Age guidance:   Suitable for ages 6+

 

The egg Christmas Production sponsor: King Edward’s School, Bath

 

Originally commissioned and produced by Children’s Theater Company (Minneapolis). Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences.

 

 


 

The egg and Travelling Light present

The New Adventures of SNOW MOUSE

Venue:                 Roper Rooms @ the egg theatre, Bath

Dates:                   THURSDAY 15th DECEMBER – SUNDAY 22nd JANUARY 2016

Times:                 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm daily (not Mondays, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day)

Tickets:               £8.50 adults / £7.50 children and students

Box Office:         01225 448844 (Box Office) / 01225 823409 (egg reception)

Website:              www.theatreroyal.org.uk (booking fees apply)

Age guidance:   Suitable for ages 6months – 4 years