Leeds Playhouse community tour brings Robyn Hood to South Leeds

Featuring playful storytelling, original live music and friendly audience participation, ‘Robyn Hood’ is heading to venues in South Leeds next month.

Following on from last summer’s successful tour of Football Freddie, Leeds Playhouse is partnering again with Leeds-based family theatre specialists Fidget Theatre to bring incredible entertainment to Holbeck and Middleton.

Robyn is a little girl who lives in a big city. She likes to play outside and builds a den on a small patch of green land; a magical space all her own, where she dreams big dreams of woodland adventures. But then developers arrive and suddenly Robyn’s haven is under threat. So, she retreats into her fantastical forest world where she is an audacious hero with a brave band of outlaws.

An original take on the classic Robin Hood folktale, Robyn Hood features integrated audio description and live music played by multi-talented actor-musicians.

Fidget Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors Ruth Cooper and Andrea Heaton are delighted to be working with the Playhouse on the Robyn Hood Community Tour:

“We have put a Fidget spin on the classic folktale and created an exciting new show for children about community, adventure and becoming a hero.

“We had an absolute ball taking Football Freddie to community venues across Leeds with the Playhouse last summer, and we are thrilled to be returning with this magical new show. Robyn Hood has some fantastic characters and the audience will be right at the heart of the action. You’ll be singing the original songs all the way home!”

The Playhouse has taken shows into neighbourhoods across the city for the past decade, sharing professional theatrical productions in schools, church halls and unusual venues as part of its annual Community Tour.

Fiona McCulloch-Exley, Head of Creative Communities at Leeds Playhouse, said:

“We work in neighbourhoods around the city all year round, delivering opportunities for people to come together to be creative, to express themselves and to learn more about each other. Our Community Tour is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year, giving us the chance to take a fantastic, family-friendly show on the road – and to meet even more wonderful people across our city.”

Suitable for children aged 3+, Robyn Hood lasts 55 minutes. Catch the show at:

Slung Low’s Warehouse in Holbeck on Monday 3 June at 5pm, Free
Rydall Place, LS11 9RQ
Book tickets here

Middleton Parochial Hall on Saturday 8 June at 5pm, £3
North Lingwell Road, LS10 3SR
Book tickets here

The show will run in the Bramall Rock Void at Leeds Playhouse on 29-30 May as a half-term precursor to the Community Tour.


This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds Playhouse

Photo: Robin Took as Much and Talia Rae Smith as Robyn


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