Milton Keynes Theatre has a week of one-nighters ready to tempt you, and on Tuesday night (Sept 16), ‘the funniest farce in the forest’ will amuse.
Ha Ha Hood! And the Prince of Leaves stars a trio of funny souls who have been making us laugh for decades – welcome Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball to the stage, with an all-out outrageous comic romp to fire you up...
‘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...’
Su’s Marian is more matron than maid, Tommy Cannon is the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, while Bobby Ball is Friar Tuck...and Guy of Gisborne!
“My Marian is really independent, ballsy and brave,” Su says, “She’s very to the point and strong willed. I far prefer playing a character like that to a poor princes who whimpers and simpers all the time!
It’s fair to say that despite their divorce, Robin and Marian still have a spark. Isn’t that right?
“Yes. Marian still has a spark glowing for Robin. They never resolved things between them – you know those terrible divorces where the couples don’t talk things through?
“There was no marriage guidance back then. But when she learns of the Sheriff’s plot they are thrown back together again as they team up to save the citizens of Nottingham.”
According to Bobby Ball, Su’s character will resemble “A smouldering little minx who teases Robin and the Friar. But the Friar can’t do anything to woo her because he’s taken a vow of celibacy. Hang on! Celibacy! Why have I got this role?”
Also this week:
Cornish comedy legend Jethro parks up tonight (Sept 11) with West Country tales not for the fainthearted
Eagles tribute band The Illegal Eagles invite you to Take It Easy tomorrow (Fri).
Halfway to Paradise, The Billy Fury Story, starring Colin Gold as the late singer arrives on Saturday.
Award-winning musical Over the Rainbow, stars Nicole Faraday in the story of the late singer-songwriter Eva Cassidy on Sunday.
A day later and Stones in His Pockets, ‘a hilarious tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot’ has just two actors playing a combined number of 15 roles.
Conor Delaney is fifty per cent of the cast.
“I think the show is popular with audiences because people always love a good story. In a time of instant multimedia it’s refreshing that people can come to the theatre, switch off their devices and sit back to enjoy storytelling in it’s purest form,” he said.
“Watching two actors play multiple characters is something that audiences particularly enjoy in Stones in his Pockets.”
Dawn French arrives on Wednesday for afour day stay, sharing with her fan base the lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.
It’s a busy week for stage-stepping at the haunt, and for audiences.
Don’t miss out.
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