Maid Marian and Her Merry Men musical workshop announced

Maid Marian and Her Merry Men musical artwork

A workshop performance has been announced for Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: A New Musical* (*sort of).

Producers Thomas Hopkins, Guy Chapman and John Rogerson will present a first-look workshop for the show in London this month.

Based on the beloved BBC TV series by Tony Robinson, Olivier Award-winning writer Vikki Stone is at the helm as the creator of the Book, Music, and Lyrics. The workshop is directed and developed by Benji Sperring.

As the team gears up for a UK premiere later this year, a special workshop performance is scheduled for 3PM on Thursday, 25 January, at the Soho Theatre.

Vikki Stone said: “I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be writing Maid Marian. Its was one of my absolute favourite kids TV shows in the ‘90s, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with comedy legend Sir Tony Robinson on this wonderful show.”

Those on the cast of the workshop are:

  • Bronté Barbé plays Maid Marian, known from Kathy & Stella Solve a Murder and Newsies.
  • Vikki Stone herself takes on the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
  • Nick Helm, recognisable from the BBC Three sitcom Uncle, will portray King John.
  • Myles Miller, previously seen in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, steps into the role of Robin Hood.
  • Marek Larwood, known for Black Ops (BBC TV), plays Rabies.
  • Damien James, from The Play That Goes Wrong (UK tour), is cast as Barrington.
  • Marc Pickering, with credits from Great Expectations (Criterion Theatre), will be Little Ron.
  • Michelle Bishop, remembered for her role in Cabaret (Kit Kat Club), takes on the character of Gary.
  • Natasha Lewis, known from The Boy In The Dress (RSC), will play Graham.

The musical supervision is led by Paul Schofield, with sound design by Dan Samson.

In this initial stage of the production, the producers are presenting the show to an invited audience ahead of a planned UK premiere in 2024.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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