Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball ride into Stevenage for Robin Hood romp
PUBLISHED: 12:37 21 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:37 21 September 2014
Former Hi-de-Hi! favourite Sue Pollard and comedy duo Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball will star in the funniest farce in the forest in Stevenage this week.
The production team behind Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Hamlet! are back with another outrageous romp.
The irreverent and hilarious Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves is a deliciously twisted take on the tale of Robin Hood and rides into the Gordon Craig Theatre on Monday and Tuesday at 7.45pm.
Ten years after a messy divorce, Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff once more.
Little John and Friar Tuck, now considerably older and rougher around the edges, join the merry pair to try and save the citizens of Nottingham.
Maid Marian, Nottinghamshire’s feistiest female, who has in the past been brought to life by the likes of screen goddesses Audrey Hepburn, Cate Blanchett and Uma Thurman, is now portrayed by Su Pollard.
Best known as scatty chalet maid Peggy in BBC holiday camp sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, as well as appearances in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching, Su serves up a world-weary, menopausal Marian, who is definitely more matron than maid.
Tommy Cannon takes on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John, while Bobby Ball, recently seen in TV’s Not Going Out with Lee Mack, doubles up as Friar Tuck and Guy of Gisborne.
Comedy team co-founder Ben Langley said: “For me, what I saw in Ha Ha! was a British version of The Reduced Shakespeare Company which, rather than taking the mickey out of us, was embracing us and was very pro-British and was a tribute to all of the great comedy artists and routines that have made Britain funny over the last 50 to 100 years.”
* Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves can be seen at the Gordon Craig Theatre on Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23 at 7.45pm.
Tickets cost £21. Call the box office on 01483 363200 or visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk
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