Robyn Hood of Deadwood

by  Peter Shrubshall, Richard Free

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  13boy(s), 14girl(s), 10boy(s) or girl(s)

A musical for children.

Notorious female outlaw Robyn Hood is determined to settle several scores with John Prince after he stole her father's land, driving him and Robyn's mother to an early grave. Now John has discovered gold in the very same river that rightfully belongs to Robyn, but our heroine is 'darned' if she'll let him keep it.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13boy(s), 14girl(s), 10boy(s) or girl(s)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Notorious female outlaw Robyn Hood is determined to settle several scores with John Prince after he stole her father's land, driving him and Robyn's mother to an early grave. Now John has discovered gold in the very same river that rightfully belongs to Robyn, but our heroine is 'darned' if she'll let him keep it.

This delightful topsy-turvy musical version of the Robin Hood story is relocated to the Wild West where Robyn is accompanied by a band of Merry Gals and her devoted admirer is the unfortunately named Marion Wayne.

With plenty of speaking roles, a catchy and vibrant musical score, a catapult competition and a full-cast pillow fight, Robyn Hood of Deadwood is an ideal choice for schoolchildren and youth group members aged 10-14.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Wild West
  • Setting: The action takes place in the Wild West town of Deadwood.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Song Samples

1. The Ballad of Robyn Hood
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2. Gold Fever in Old Deadwood
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3. Wanderin' Cowboy
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5. I Don't Like Hoods/ Waynes
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6. Stick 'Em Up
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8. Sing and Dance
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9. Wandrin' Cowboy Reprise
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12. Sing and Dance Reprise
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Casting

13boy(s), 14girl(s), 10boy(s) or girl(s)

Robyn Hood – the notorious female outlaw

Marion Wayne – a wanderin’ cowboy

 

The Merry Gals

 

Lillian ‘Lill’ John – Robyn’s right-hand gal

Freya ‘The Fryer’ Tuck – the cook

Wilhemina ‘Will’ Scarlet – bloodthirsty outlaw

Eleanor Dale – the balladeer

Mindy ‘Much’ Millerson – sweet but not too bright

Mary

Moira

Mercy

Marcy

Muriel

Euphemia

 

The Baddies

 

John Prince – cattle baron

Sheriff Nottingham – dumb lawman

Guy Gisbourne – Deputy, even dumberer than the Sheriff

Deputies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

 

The Indians (girls or boys)

 

Chief Mountain Lion Heart

Running Bear

Howling Wolf

Squatting Dog

 

Western Folk

 

Doc – the doctor

Sharpshooter X – illiterate shooter

Sharpshooter Dan – Swedish shooter

Balladeer Betty

Balladeer Belle

Townsfolk 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assorted Townsfolk & Indians

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Cross gender casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Roles for Children

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

Backing tracks and orchestral parts are available to hire.

1 Piano/Conductor Score

15 Piano Vocal Scores

Accordian, Banjo, Bass, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar.

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Authors

Peter Shrubshall

Peter Shrubshall

Richard Free

Richard Free

First performed in 2013 by Organised Kaos, a theatre group for 7-11 year olds.

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