Robin Hood

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Tuesday 24th to Satuday 28th October 2017
7.30pm Evenings 2.30pm Saturday Matinee
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
Upper Clifton Rd, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6AB

In a Maine coastal village towards the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. However after being caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he tries to flee but tragically loses his life and is sent ‘up there.’

Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later,where he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a friendless teenager,with her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. Billy fights hard to remind both the child and her mother of hope and dignity, showing a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favourite.


 

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