We are very excited to announce our Ashcroft Theatre Summer Project for 2023.

Journey into the depths of Sherwood Forest and discover the hilarious truth behind the legend of Robin Hood in this great musical comedy!

From the writer of Pirates of The Curry Bean and Porridge comes a toe-tickling tale of tights, fights and footlights. And living and writing in the heart of Sherwood Forest himself, who better than best-selling author Craig Hawes to lift the lid on the legend you thought you knew!

When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his gormless guards threaten the villagers of Sherwood, feisty Maid Marion hires a band of freedom fighters for protection. But when Robin and his Merry Men arrive, she soon discovers they're not exactly what she'd ordered! With no time to lose, she persuades these hapless heroes to take centre stage for the performance of their lives - if only they could stick to the script!

Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history on their side-splitting, action-packed adventure to defeat the dastardly Sheriff, storm Nottingham Castle, rescue Maid Marion and overthrow King John - all without laddering their tights!

This hysterical show is a riotous romp through the medieval mayhem of Merry England, splattered with shocks and surprises, crazy characters and comic capers. With a score full of catchy, show-stopping songs and a wonderfully witty script as sharp as an arrow, this musical comedy is on target to send you all a-quiver!

illustrated flyer for the Robin and the sherwood hoodies

Our Summer Project gives young people aged 7- 11 years the opportunity to work together for a week, taking a show from the first read through to final performances.

Directed by our Ashcroft Young Company Coordinator Joanna Bennington and Choreography by Rebekah Leggett

These rehearsal period give participants a great opportunity to learn more about the performing arts whilst working to a common goal and making new friends.

Monday to Thursday 10- 4pm

Friday 10-4pm (Parents to pick children up give them dinner and drop them back to the centre for 5.30pm)

Friday 6pm- End of week show tickets £3 each and available for sale at the box office.

What you need: Comfy clothes, suitable footwear, packed lunch (please note we are a nut free venue) and a bottle of water.

It looks to be an exciting week.

Book your space on Ashcroft Theatre Summer Project at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham now!

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