Carousel Theatre Presents The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood based on the classic legend Adapted by Jeff Pitcher.

From the playwright who wrote Carousel Theatre's hit production Peter Pan, we are proud to present a rollicking comedy for the whole family. The classic legend of Robin Hood comes to the Waterfront Theatre this Christmas. Hidden deep within Sherwood Forest, he steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and leads his band of Merry Men in an action packed adventure against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his greedy quest for power. Join Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Little John as they fight to protect King Richard's throne!

Director Stephen Drover is the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Pound of Flesh Theatre Company and is fresh off directing the acclaimed staged reading of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (with Pacific Theatre and Pound of Flesh). Stephen is the recipient of the 2007 Ray Michael Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director, and also won a Jessie Award for Skydive (Large Theatre- Direction, RealWheels).

Artistic and Managing Director Carole Higgins has been a long-time fan of Stephen’s work after seeing his innovative production The Bond several seasons ago. Stephen has worked with playwright Jeff Pitcher on numerous projects at Theatre Newfoundland- Labrador, where Jeff is Artistic Director. “Robin Hood is the perfect adventure in which to reunite these comrades!” Stephen is excited about the project, saying "Robin Hood is a true action hero. He reminds us who the good guys are, sticks up for his friends, shoots arrows, swings a sword, busts out of prisons. And, most importantly, he believes in himself. But the best part is that he has lots of fun doing it!"

The talented cast includes Ryan Beil (Guy of Gisborne), Ian Butcher (Knight), Genevieve Fleming (Maid Marion), Lawrence Haegert (Robin Hood), Laura Jaye (Justine), Josue Laboucane (Sheriff of Nottingham), Julie McIsaac (Will Scarlett), Sean Oliver (Alan of Dale), Joshua Reynolds (Little John) and Allan Zinyk (Friar Tuck).

A feast for the eyes, Carousel Theatre’s production will feature the work of an award-winning creative team: Director Stephen Drover, Set Designer Al Frisk, Costume Designer Barbara Clayden, Lighting Designer Jeff Harrison, Sound Designer and Composer Noah Drew. Fight Direction by Joshua Reynolds and Props by Heidi Wilkinson. Stage Management by Marcella Helmer, with Apprentice Stage Manager Sean Malmas.

Playing NOVEMBER 27, 2009 – JANUARY 2, 2010 At the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island) For Ages 4+ Vancouver, BC.

Public Performances Nov 27, 2009 – Jan 2, 2010
School Matinees Nov 25 – Dec 18, 2009
Preview Nov 27 at 7:00 PM; Nov 28 at 2:00 PM
Opening Night November 28 at 7:00 PM

Dress Up Matinee Dec 12 @ 2:00 PM
** Come Dressed as Your Favourite Character from Robin Hood**

For performance schedule and prices please contact Carousel Theatre Box
Office @ (604) 685-6217 or purchase online at www.carouseltheatre.ca.

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