Robin Hood and the Giant Extract

Merrie England returns to Walsall with new Mummer’s Play

Robin Hood and the Giant Extract

The first in an exciting all-new series of fun, locally-themed ‘mummers plays’ for Walsall is set to be performed in the town centre on Saturday 25th August 2012.

Penned on commission from Walsall Civic Society by noted local playwright and author David Calcutt, the plays are in the medieval tradition but with a fun modern edge, being part of the Bayard’s Colts Project, a Heritage Lottery-funded Walsall local heritage and arts project led by the Society working with Walsall Council, Walsall Museum, local groups, creatives, historians and experts.

And the first of four such pieces of street theatre, entitled ‘Robin Hood and the Giant’ will be performed on the 25th at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm in the open air on Walsall’s ancient High Street, between the Black Country Arms (originally named the Green Dragon) pub and the Asda superstore.

David Calcutt said:

“Robin Hood and the Giant” is based on traditional mummers plays.  It’s part of a much larger, ongoing project, and we’d love everyone to come and see it, and support the venture.

“It’ll be fast, funny, furious. And free.  So we hope to see you there!”

The Bloxwich Telegraph’s Editor, Stuart Williams, will certainly be there to photograph the event, which looks like a lot of fun!

For more information, check out the Bayard’s Colts Project website.

A flyer for Robin Hood and the Giant is available for download in jpeg form by clicking on the image below.

Robin Hood and the Giant Flyer