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From the earliest ballads of Robin Hood, some pre-dating Chaucer, Illyria has created a fast-moving, fun-packed family show.

While good King Richard is away fighting the crusades, his friend Robert Fitzooth, under the assumed name of Robin Hood, resolves to relieve corrupt landowners of their wealth, to ruin the inept Sheriff of Nottingham and to do all he can to prevent the power-mad Prince John from seizing the throne.

Featuring tales of camaraderie, good against evil, swashbuckling action and riotous comedy, this remains one of Illyria’s most popular ever titles. You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll probably cry – and if you’re not cheering at the archery competition involving the entire audience then you must be dead. We also guarantee you will learn new uses for the phrase “Don’t Do This At Home”.

Illyria are a new theatre company to Broadway Arts Festival who we are excited to welcome as part of our family programme of events.

“Top notch outdoor theatre” The Telegraph

Running time (approx): 1hr 50mins (inc 20 minute interval)

Suitable for ages 5+ (younger children also welcome!)

This performance will be taking place outside on the village green in the centre of Broadway. Bring camping chairs or a blanket to sit on.

The performance will go ahead unless weather conditions are extreme (e.g. high winds, lightning or temperatures in excess of 36oC).

There will be ice cream and cold drinks on sale.

Tickets:

£18 Adults

£12 Under 16s

Under 2s Free

Tickets go on sale through the website at 10am on 11th March, and 1 week earlier (4th March) for Benefactors of the festival who qualify for Priority Booking.

You can become a Benefactor for as little as £50 and support our Outreach Projects in doing so, applications are now open.

ABOUT ILLYRIA:

Illyria was created in 1991, and ever since has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada.

Illyria has also won 4 international “Best Performance” awards and attracted numerous “5-star” and “Critics’ Choice” reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare’s plays, the high quality of its shows for families and the refreshing originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan performances.

Illyria’s mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see.

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Tickets will be available on Sat March 4, 2023

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