Rose Theatre announce Christmas production of Robin Hood

Rose Theatre has revealed their Christmas production for 2024: an original rendition of Robin Hood.

This enchanting tale, penned by the acclaimed 2023 Olivier Award-winning playwright Chris Bush and helmed by the distinguished director Elin Schofield, promises to bring a unique flair to the legendary story.

Scheduled to run from 30 November 2024 = 5 January 2025, Robin Hood marks another milestone for the Rose Theatre. The announcement comes as the theatre prepares for the imminent opening of this year’s Christmas show, Peter Pan.

Chris Bush said: “Robin Hood is the most enduring and appealing figure from all British folklore. At times like this, when the days are short, the nights are cold, and we often find ourselves with not quite enough to go round, we need figures like Robin to see us through the winter. I’m thrilled to bring a fresh twist on this iconic figure to the Rose next Christmas, for a night full of derring-do, festive cheer, and collective endeavour.”

Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director at Rose Theatre said: “It feels like it’s always Christmas at the Rose – as we gear up to open this year’s extravaganza, Peter Pan, we are also looking forward to next year’s show – Robin Hood! This thrilling Christmassy adventure will be written by Olivier Award winner Chris Bush and directed by Elin Schofield. As ever it will bring professional performers together with our vibrant Rose Youth Theatre to create a show that is joyful, mischievous, and merry.”

The story is set in a wintry Sherwood, where the oppressive Sheriff of Nottingham tightens his grip, leaving the townsfolk in despair. But hope flickers in the heart of the forest, where Robin Hood and his Merry Band plot a daring plan to spread Christmas joy.

Audiences can expect a blend of suspense, humour, and holiday spirit, as they follow Robin’s journey to outwit the Sheriff and bring happiness to Sherwood’s children. This production continues Rose Theatre’s tradition of captivating Christmas shows, combining the talents of renowned professionals with budding stars from the Rose Youth Theatre.

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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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