|May 19, 2022|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
It’s been a busy week for Robin Hood.
There was the classic Errol Flynn movie that appeared earlier this month on cable TV. And the BBC is currently presenting reruns of its Robin Hood series that starred Jonas Armstrong.
Now there’s the LifeHouse Theater in Redlands where Sam Bell joins the list of actors who have portrayed the colorful outlaw of Sherwood Forest.
Bell says his Robin Hood will incorporate segments of some of the earlier versions of the story, presenting its tale of a hero “tortured in his mind,” but trying to do his best for those who have placed their faith in him.
That, he adds, will be punctuated by the excitement of the battles between Robin and the forces of evil.
And yes, he assures, there will be sword fighting and flying arrows (into bales of hay offstage) and even a re-creation of Robin’s quarterstaff duel with Little John.
Episode Date: September 25, 2009