Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Date · 18-22 September 2018
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village.

Instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson's monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians.

As acting world's collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear!

"Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue....plenty of twists and turns" Whatsonstage

"Deliciously stuffed with Shakespeare....a laugh-a-minute” Mail on Sunday
A Bunch of Amateurs
Company · Newark Amateur Operatic Society
Production · Ghost the Musical
Date · 9-13 October 2018
Newark Amateur Operatic Society proudly presents Ghost The Musical, a timeless fantasy about the power of love.

Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street.
Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly who he learns is in grave danger.
With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
Ghost
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Oh What a Lovely War
Date · 6-11 November 2018
“This is not a conventional play and will not come to life if treated as such” These are Joan Littlewood’s opening remarks in her introduction to the current revised edition of the script from 2000.

Oh What A Lovely War is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War told through songs, sketches and documents of the period. It is truly an extraordinary piece of theatre that is a musical, historical, documentary, entertaining drama and at times also hilarious!

A talented ensemble cast playing multiple roles, using all of the facilities that the Robin Hood has available, take us on a wonderful journey from the situation leading up to the outbreak of war through to its inevitable conclusion.

First performed in 1963 at The Theatre Royal Stratford East under the inspired direction of Joan Littlewood it has been acclaimed by audiences and critics and has gone on to become a classic of the modern theatre.

In 2018 there is the unique combination of both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday all occurring on Sunday 11th November. Exactly one hundred years to the day since hostilities ceased.

The Robin Hood Theatre Company’s six performances culminate in their final show on 11/11/2018 – it was a coming together of dates and circumstances that we just had to use!

So “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag”, head for The Robin Hood Theatre and experience a unique piece of theatre!

‘A production of the first importance in the history of post-war theatre in Britain’ New Statesman
Oh What a Lovely War
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn
Date · 22-26 January 2019
Trevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.
Bedroom Farce
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · The Government Inspector byNikolai Gogol, translated & adapted by Alistair Beaton
Date · 16-20 April 2019
An hilarious comedy about the corrupt officials of a small Russian town who react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector will soon be arriving in their town to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupted by the report that a suspicious person has arrived two weeks previously from Saint Petersburg and is staying at the inn.
The Government Inspector
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Crown Matrimonial by Royce Ryton
Date · 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 June 2019
The fascinating story of Edward VIII’s abdication. Set in Marlborough House between 1936 and 1945, this powerful play focuses on the private family drama of Edward VIII and the Royal Family leading up to the abdication.

An engrossing and moving study of both a major constitutional crisis and an overwhelming issue of private and public conflict.
Crown Matrimonial