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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Robin Hood

by Catherine Bush
Cast Size: 14 (7M, 7W) when doubling, 40 (20M, 20W) when not doubling
The Forest three narrators
Robin Hood brave young lad, expert archer
Rose of Loxley Robin’s mother
Friar Tuck Robin’s uncle, Rose’s brother
Richard the Lion Heart the King of England
Prince John Richard’s brother, selfish and vain
Sheriff of Nottingham Prince John’s minion
Lady Marian Robin’s love interest, feisty
Little John Robin’s friend, a mountain of a man
Will Scarlet Robin’s friend, a young boy
Royal Architect designs new hunting lodge
Royal Carpenter builds new hunting lodge
Royal Bookkeeper maintains the royal coffers
The Great Stag a magnificent buck
King Henry Richard and John’s father, flashback
Dandy a wealthy man
Wife Dandy’s wife
Coachman drives the coach for Prince John
Hangman executioner
Various beggars, soldiers, guards, heralds, etc.
The following roles may be played by the same actor
Rose of Loxley/Wife/Beggar #2
King Richard the Lion Hearted/Peasant #1/Coachman/Beggar #1/Hooded Figure
Lady Marian/Peasant #2
Will Scarlet/Peasant #3
Little John/Peasant #4
Forest #1/Royal Architect/Crowd
Forest #2/Royal Carpenter/Crowd
Forest #3/Royal Bookkeeper, Wife/ Crowd
Page/Soldier/Henry/Dandy/Beggar #3/Castle Guard/Herald/Crowd
The Great Stag/Peasant #5/Mother/Beggar #4/Hangman


Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men are determined to save their countrymen from the clutches of the wicked Prince John. One day, while robbing from the rich to give to the poor, Robin meets the beautiful Lady Marian, who is being forced to marry the prince against her will. Can Robin rescue her before it’s too late? Join us for an action packed adventure through Sherwood Forest as we relive the most famous English legend of all.

Approximate Running Time: one hour

Production History

Robin Hood was first produced in 2016 by the Barter Players(Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director.