8T Theatre visit to see Robin Hood
‘Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen. Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of…………………..Westholme boys!’
On Friday 13th December Mrs Corrigan and 8T mounted their mighty steeds and embarked upon a perilous journey to Sherwood Forest. Well not exactly, they jumped on the coach and went to Bolton Octagon to see ‘Robin Hood’, but it was definitely an adventure.
We’ll let Shuresh Ghabari tell the rest of this exciting tale…..
The play was amazing and I could tell that a lot of effort had gone into this production to make it enjoyable for everyone. It appealed to people of all ages.
The actors were very convincing and they never forgot their lines. They delivered their lines with conviction and skill. The poor director had to stand in for somebody who was ill and she did an amazing job. Overall, the actors gave quality performances and played their parts well.
They also interacted with the audience and this made it very engaging. For example, we were asked to howl like wolves on a few occasions and if awards for given for convincing wolf howls, 8T would win!
The start of the production was refreshingly different, as we were squirted with super-soaker water guns. It certainly woke us up, after a hard week at school.
The show began by mixing past and present. Three modern children were on holiday with their parents, walking in Sherwood Forest, when they were transported back to the Middle Ages. The sister of the Sheriff of Nottingham cast a spell that caused them to be propelled back in time to meet Robin Hood.
The costumes were amazing, injecting colour onto the stage. They also looked like they were from the past.
I have seen ‘Robin Hood’ a few times before, but I can honestly say it is the best one that I have ever seen.
I would like to give it 5 out of 5. It certainly hits the bull’s eye!
Well done Shuresh!