Sarah Schenkkan (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) has been cast as Alice in the Canadian premiere of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD. THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD will play at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from November 11 through December 6, with an official opening November 13. The production will then play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre December 23 through March 1, 2015.
According to press notes, playwright David Farr‘s THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is a “ wildly imaginative, theatrically dazzling new spin on the familiar fable that has thrilled and surprised audiences international. Critics have cheered the eye-popping, athletic and endlessly inventive production from acclaimed director Gisli Örn Gardarsson, which explodes off the stage to take place in front, above and on all sides of the audience. This rollicking production is filled with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music, played on-stage, by the acclaimed band PARSONFIELD.
Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In this reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good.”