Robin Hood And The Witches Of Sherwood

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Synopsis:

Robin Hood’s family estate has been stolen for Prince John, by the Sheriff of Nottingham. And Robin is now a fugitive living in Sherwood Forest with a band of outlaws.

The Sheriff has his beady eye on the beautiful Lady Marion. When Marion meets and falls in love with Robin, the Sheriff hires two villains to capture her. He then forces the Witches of Sherwood, to provide him with a magic love-potion, which he plans to use to force Marion to marry him. But that fateful decision, could prove to be his downfall.

Lots of derring-do in the greenwood, and something is stirring in a witches cauldron.

Roles:

12 principals 4 smaller roles for Merry Men, plus a horse. Also a cameo role for King Richard and a chorus with several speaking lines.

Runtime:

All our scripts have a runtime of approximately 2hrs (not including any interval) but this is very dependent on your own production and can be edited by yourselves to suit your own needs.

Music:

Our pantomimes all come with a full, suggested songs, music cues and SFX list.

Style:

Traditional British pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation.

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CHARACTERS

ROBIN HOOD
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM
MAID MARION
NURSE BEDPAN
CHESTER:
MOLLY
PRINCE JOHN
DIPSY
NUTSY
ACNE
ECZEMA
PIMPLE

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

Sergeant
Little John
Will Scarlet
Alan-a-dale
Friar Tuck
King Richard
Town Crier
Neddy The Horse
Dancers; Villagers; Soldiers; Guards; etc.

SCENE ONE

SHERWOOD VILLAGE

Chorus are onstage. Music cue 1: Chorus. After song ends…

Enter Chester [SR]

CHESTER: Come along everybody, clear off before Prince John arrives! You know how he hates seeing the place being cluttered up with poor people.

CHORUS 1: We wouldn’t be poor if he didn’t keep taxing us so much.

CHORUS 2: I dread to think what would happen if he ever became King.

CHORUS 3: And the Sheriff’s just as bad.

CHESTER: He’s only carrying out Prince John’s orders. Deep down he loves poor people.

CHORUS 4: He loves jailing them.

CHORUS 5: Torturing them.

CHORUS 1: Stealing their money.

CHORUS 2: Burning down their homes.

CHORUS 3: But one day he’ll get his just desserts.

CHESTER: That’s all right, the Sheriff just loves desserts

CHORUS 4: Yes, but it won’t be the sweet kind.

CHORUS 5: Let’s go, everybody.

Exit Chorus [SR]

CHESTER: Hiya folks! I’m Chester the Sheriff’s lacky. I hate working for him really, but I can’t let on or I might end up…[finger across neck]…keeeek! But working for him stresses me out and I constantly need cheering up. So, whenever I shout, Chester’s stressed! I want you all to shout, cheer up Chester! Okay? Let’s have a practice. [exits and re-enters] Chester’s stressed! [thumbs up] Brill!

Music cue 2: Enter Sheriff [SL]

CHESTER: Sheriff!

SHERIFF: Who were you talking to just now Chester?

CHESTER: I was just telling the audience what a wonderful person you are, sire.

SHERIFF: It’s all true of course. By the way, have you composed my love poem for Lady Marion yet?

CHESTER: I’m still working on it Sheriff.

SHERIFF: Well, hurry up about it. And don’t forget to mention my huge…attributes.

CHESTER: But Sheriff, Lady Marion’s just an innocent young girl.

SHERIFF: [winking and nudging] Yes, but not for long eh?

CHESTER: Is there something in your eye, Sheriff?

SHERIFF: No! You must tell her I look like a famous film star.

CHESTER: [aside to audience] Frankenstein.

SHERIFF: That I have the grace of a dancer. [dances woodenly]

CHESTER: [aside] A dancing elephant.

SHERIFF: And the strength of a huge stag!

CHESTER: [aside] The strength of a used teabag.

SHERIFF: Marion’s loaded, and once we’re wed I’ll get my hands on her assets.

CHESTER: I think that goes without saying. [nudging and winking] Eh, Sheriff?

SHERIFF: I meant her money! The other stuff’s an added bonus.

CHESTER: And nobody deserves it more than you, sire.

SHERIFF: True, but rather grovelling of you to say so.

CHESTER: But I thought you liked people grovelling.

SHERIFF: Yes, but don’t overdo it. The poem must convince her of my undying lust…I mean, love.

CHESTER: Understood, Sheriff.

SHERIFF: My guards will be here soon to collect taxes from those lazy good-for-nothing peasants. They’re on the pay as you burn scheme.

CHESTER: Don’t you mean, pay as you earn scheme?

SHERIFF: No, pay as you burn. If they don’t pay up, I burn down their filthy homes!

CHESTER: Isn’t that’s a bit nasty Sheriff, even for you?

SHERIFF: Nothing’s too nasty for me. My only problem is that thieving outlaw Robin Hood. The peasants treat him like a hero, but I’ll rid myself of him soon. Now, go and woo Lady Marion for me.

CHESTER: Consider her well and truly wooed, sire. [exits SR]

SHERIFF: And if that doesn’t work, I may be forced to use the forces of darkness. [laughs evilly] You can’t beat good old-fashioned evil can you. [exits SR]

Enter Marion and Molly [SL]

MOLLY: Is something wrong Lady Marion? You’re not your usual jolly self today.

MARION: I have a horrible feeling that the Sheriff fancies me Molly.

MOLLY: That ugly old fossil!?

MARION: Yes, and with my guardian King Richard away abroad, who’ll protect me from his unwelcome advances?

MOLLY: I’ll protect you with my life my Lady. [swishes her sword]

MARION: Thanks Molly, but not even somebody with your sword skills can take on the Sheriff and his guards. If only my dear mother were still alive.

MOLLY: [elicits audience sympathy] Aaaah!

MARION: I miss the way she used to cuddle me and whisper sweet words to in my ear. [sighs] I can almost hear her voice now.

NURSIE: [off] Move yourself you lazy pile of old bones!

MOLLY: That sounds nothing like your mum.

Enter Nursie [SR] walking backwards and pulling on a rope, leading off.

NURSIE: Hello boys and girls! I’m Nurse bedpan, and whenever I say, hello boys and girls, just shout hello Nursie, and we’ll all get along just fine. This is your last chance Neddy. Now, come on! [pulls on rope, it breaks, and she falls over]

MARION: [helping Nursie up] Are you all right?

NURSIE: Yes, but I think I’ve bent my stethoscope. And who are you girls?

MOLLY: I’m Molly and this is Lady Marion.

NURSIE: A Lady! [curtsying] One is pleased to meet one, your poshship!

MARION: How do you do, Nurse Bedpan.

NURSIE: Call me Nursie. Everybody does, apart from certain gentlemen friends that is.

MOLLY: And what do they call you?

NURSIE: After eight, but that’s another story and not one for a family audience.