The Heart of Robin Hood Premieres in Hong Kong
Why We Recommend it
Kick-starting this year’s International Arts Carnival is the reimagination of the much-loved family classic by Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities-winning Irish theatre company Vesturport.
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic English folk story, Vesturport theatre group from Iceland teams up with UK playwright David Farr to give an athletic modern twist to the tale of a warm-hearted woodland robber who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Live music by Icelandic singer Salka Sól and her musicians, acrobatics, and elements of romantic comedy add to the enthralling mix. Watch in amazement as the technical wizardry behind the set transforms danger-filled Sherwood Forest instantaneously into a high-security castle. The show is packed with stunning fights and dangerous acts with performers spinning, flying, sliding, climbing and diving with the help of a huge sloping wall, ropes, and an onstage pool.
The story follows Lady Marion who, reluctant to accept pending marriage plans, decides to abandon her comfortable castle for a back-to-nature life in Sherwood Forest, alongside romanticised brigand Robin Hood. Alas, when she meets the bandit, he only turns out to head a dastardly band of cut-throats. Disguising herself as a man, Marion aka Martin sets out to realign the ruffian, courageously fighting injustice and wicked Prince John, and eventually awakening a sense of might and right in Robin and his gang.