Theatr Mwldan presents its traditional summer outdoor performances at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran in partnership with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales the first family show is Robin Hood on Sunday 10 August at 4pm.
In their 23rd year Illyria is STILL the only Equity Outdoor Touring Guidelines compliant company to have clocked up no less than 4 international awards. Renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria’s production is adapted from the earliest Robin Hood ballads pre-dating Chaucer.
The performance includes songs by Thomas Love Peacock and Alfred Lord Tennyson - as well as a memorably cheeky more up-to-date one! The play is written in fast-moving, easy-to-follow verse, and introduces all the well-loved characters such as Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian and King Richard. It is a collection of tales featuring camaraderie, swashbuckling action, and riotous comedy. First performed in 2007, it remains one of Illyria’s most popular ever titles. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably cry - and if you’re not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be dead.
On the day of his marriage to Marian Fitzwater, Robert Fitzooth, Earl of Huntingdon, is betrayed by his closest friend the Sheriff of Nottingham and arrested for disrupting the peace. But he evades capture and hides out in Sherwood Forest with a band of outlaws under the assumed name of Robin Hood. Here he devotes his life to ruining the treacherous Sheriff, to seizing back the wealth of greedy church landowners and restoring it to the people, and to challenging power-mad Prince John’s right to the throne of England.
The season of performances, which also include Macbeth on Tuesday 19 August and George’s Marvellous Medicine on Sunday 31 August, are presented on a site with panoramic views of the Teifi Marshes, adjacent to the Wildlife Centre building which offers meals and refreshments in The Glasshouse Café, plus gift shop and toilets.
Tickets for Robin Hood at The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran on Sunday 10 August at 4pm are £13 (£11) £9 children and are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, online at www.mwldan.co.uk, or via smart phone by visiting mwldan.ticketsolve.com/mobile