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.
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.
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.