Robin Hood Tickets
Experience Robin Hood: the endlessly adaptable drama
It would be fair to say that Robin Hood needs little or no introduction: children across the world have grown up with the tale of the man who stole from the rich to give to the poor. The wonderful thing about the story is its versatility, which has led to numerous adaptations over the years. From the traditional to the bold, you can buy or sell Robin Hood tickets on StubHub now.
A timeless story as versatile as it is popular
Robin Hood and his Merry Men are legends of British folklore - though thought to date back to the 1370s, the oldest surviving copies of manuscripts mentioning the famous outlaw place his story in the late 15th century or early 16th century. Originally composed as a ballad, the story of Robin Hood follows characters including the eponymous hero, Maid Marian, Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck and the Sherriff of Nottingham, most of whom are now household names. The story is classically set in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, though various early versions point the action towards Yorkshire and, of course, modern updates have taken Robin Hood out of the medieval forest to place him in other countries or urban jungles. The essence of the story is simple, which makes it incredibly versatile and suited to adaptations of all sorts. Robin Hood and his Merry Men are a band of outlaws living in the forest, who steal from the rich and share the spoils with the poor, all the while fighting against the Sherriff of Nottingham, a representative of the society they have spurned who constantly seeks to have them brought to justice. With plenty of scope for dramatic events, tickets to Robin Hood - no matter which version - are sure to delight audiences of all ages.
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Discovered in 15th-century ballads, the character of Robin Hood was written into several plays, starting with a pair of dramas by Anthony Munday in 1598, through an incomplete version by Ben Jonson, a reference by Shakespeare in As You Like It and a four-act play by Tennyson ('The Forrestors'), to 21st century pantomimes or a highly acclaimed version by the Royal Shakespeare Company London. First adapted for children in the 19th century, Robin Hood went on to be given the Walt Disney treatment along with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty et al., but it was also briefly banned from schools in parts of America: in the 1950s, it was seen to be promoting communism. One of the most famous Robin Hoods was Errol Flynn, who took on the role for the epic 1938 film; he has since been played by actors including Sean Connery, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe. Lending itself to straight plays as much as it does to all-singing, all-dancing or comedy spoofs, the story of Robin Hood is a timeless classic capable of thrilling the entire family in whatever version you encounter. Buy or sell tickets for Robin Hood on StubHub: it's an icon of the theatre that you simply can't miss out on.
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