Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants Review

Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants Review

Even though I love going to shows over the festive period, having something to look forward to in January is great too. Therefore Mini and I were excited to be heading to see Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants at the Artrix Theatre in Bromsgrove.

The showing was on a Sunday evening, so a treat for Mini as it was a school night. I’m currently breastfeeding Baby Mack and aren’t able to always give her as much attention as I’d like. Therefore, it was a lovely opportunity for us to have our own girls night out, leaving the boys at home.

Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants is an Oddsocks production, touring the show across the country. The company is made up of just 5 actors who play multiple roles, including narrators and different parts in the performance. They also perform songs and fantastic live music throughout the show.

The changes were absolutely seamless and very clever, it honestly felt that there was a much bigger cast performing. Helped by the wonderful energy of the actors, who genuinely looked like they were having as much fun as we were. We both really enjoyed the musical performances and Mini was wiggling along in her seat.

The story line follows well known characters Marian and Robin, as they attempt to stop the Sherriff from overtaxing the peasants and tearing down their houses to build himself a shiny castle. The performance was truly funny, quick paced and a joy to watch, with plenty of hilarious ad-lib moments particularly in response to the gentle heckling of the audience. There was a great amount of audience interaction but not in an overly cheesy way.

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This was our first visit to the Artix Theatre, and I really liked the layout. The seats didn’t go too far back so you’d get a great view wherever you sit. There were also balconies running around the edges for both seating and standing views, which gave it a really informal and intimate feel. We will definitely be returning for future shows. There are also lots of fun family activities that run at the Artrix, particularly sessions that run over the school holidays, full details on the website.

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Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants was only showing at the Artrix for one performance. Check out the Oddsocks website for the full list of tour dates, which runs until 24th February 2019.

Disclaimer: We received complimentary tickets to see Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are entirely my own.

Official production photographs were provided by and owned by Atrix.

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17 Comments

  1. January 17, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    Sounds like a great show. Amazing that there are only 5 actors for the entire performance. I love shows where a bit of ad-lib is thrown in too.

    • mommamack15
      January 17, 2019 / 1:46 pm

      me too, it made it so much more engaging for the audience

  2. January 17, 2019 / 12:24 pm

    This sounds great and something a little different too! I love a good show!

    • mommamack15
      January 17, 2019 / 1:46 pm

      Me too, great to escape for an hour or two into a great show.

  3. January 17, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    Love the look of this production – sounds really original and entertaining!

    • mommamack15
      January 17, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      It was really funny and definitely something a bit special and different.

  4. January 17, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    this sounds fabulous fun – and Robin Hood is a great story – I’ve seen a few of these plays where a couple of actors doing all the parts with different costumes 🙂 thanks for the write up

    • mommamack15
      January 17, 2019 / 5:43 pm

      It was so well done and so quick too with the changes, very impressive!

  5. January 17, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Ah looks great! I love the story of Robin Hood and love the sound of the interaction with the audience x

    • mommamack15
      January 22, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      It was great that the audience really joined in, it made a fab atmosphere

  6. January 18, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    What a lovely way to spend a girls night out with your daughter. We have a couple of shows that we want to attend this year.

    • mommamack15
      January 22, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      Hope you have a great time too.

  7. January 19, 2019 / 9:10 am

    Sounds like a great show! I love things that are a bit different.

  8. Wendy
    January 19, 2019 / 10:32 am

    This show sounds like great fun! I love that it was a small cast but still a great performance. I think my five year old would love to see this xx

    • mommamack15
      January 22, 2019 / 7:04 pm

      It was one of those shows that was suitable for all ages to enjoy together.

  9. lukeosaurusandme
    January 22, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    This sounds like a brilliant show. I have never been to a production where there are so few cast memebers, it sounds like they are all so talented!

    • mommamack15
      January 22, 2019 / 7:04 pm

      I honestly thought there were more people given how quick they were changing costumes and roles.

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