Monday, 4 November 2013

Heroes and Friends: The Sort-of Real Adventures of Robin Hood

Need a Hero this Festive Season? Then Franklin Players is ready to step up to the plate and look after all your heroic needs – with Heroes and Friends: The Sort-of Real Adventures of Robin Hood. This delightful pantomime is a hilarious comic romp through Sherwood Forest – like you’ve never seen it before.

Take a fair damsel in the form of Maid Marian, her doting nurse with a penchant for Irish Friars, stir in a dame-cum-gossip columnist; a malevolent Sherriff of Nottingham and of course, Robin Hood and his merry men… erm… persons… and you have a recipe for tons of fun!

This musical pastiche corrects some factual inaccuracies that have always lingered over the tale of Robin Hood. For instance: Did you know that Will Scarlett is short for Wilhelmina? Did you know that Robin Hood has a brilliant talent for foreign accents and that the Sherriff of Nottingham would do almost anything to get his hands on an HD television-set? Even David and Victoria Beckham once passed through Sherwood Forest. These and many more surprising facts will be revealed in Heroes and Friends.

The musical numbers in Heroes and Friends ranges from 80s and 90s pop, rollicking
country-numbers and evergreen ballads. The talented cast and crew have pulled out all the stops for an incredible theatrical experience that will have audiences dancing in the aisles and laughing out loud.

Cassie Zamparin plays the role of Maid Marian
We have had such a wonderful time putting this show together, the magic that happens when you have a talented cast and crew working as a group illustrates the power of theatre as a collaborative art,” says Els De Bundel; Director and Scriptwriter of Heroes and Friends.

This energetic, infectious pantomime is the ideal way to ring in the Festive Season, whether as a family or corporate-outing; or just as a fun evening out.

The show premieres on the 22nd of November 2013 at 19:30; with evening performances following on the 23rd, 29th and 30th of November.

Sunday performances will take place on the 24th of November and the 1st of December at 18:00. The show will be staged at the Franklin Players theatre, on the corner of Anton van Wouw and Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg.

Bookings for Heroes and Friends: The Sort-of Real Adventures of Robin Hood are now
officially open. Tickets are R70 per adult and R40 for scholars and pensioners. For bookings, contact Wendy on 082 366 9987 or email

For more information of Franklin Players and on their upcoming productions, visit

Issued by The PR Collective

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