Scott Lynch-Giddings’ “Robin Hood”

(A Fancifull Historie of That Most Notable & Fameous Outlaw Robyn Hood)

Spring 2013

Robin Hood - by Thomas Michalski

London. The palace. The infamous Sheriff of Nottingham receives his knighthood from Countess Joan for „worthy services engaged in apprehending felons to the state“ when a herald from Austria arrives, carrying word of the capture and imprisonment of King Richard as well as a ransom note. England’s population suffers from the growing taxes forced upon it by the countess and her coconspirators and outlaws gather in Sherwood Forest to fight the oppression.

Who doesn’t know the story of the famous outlaw Robin Hood which has accompanied and inspired mankind for centuries? Now it’s time for Actor’s Nausea, the English-speaking theatre group of RWTH Aachen University to take on the legend! With a healthy amount of wit, the usual ingenious cast and directed by Elisabeth Raasch, you are invited to relieve the epic adventures of Robin Hood and his band of merry men once again in a fashion never seen before* – guaranteed without tights!

Scott Lynch-Giddings’ adaption of the Legend of Robin Hood was first performed in 1995 in Chicago. It was produced by Equity Library Theatre at Chicago Dramatist’s Workshop. Written in the fashion of a Shakespearean play, A Fanciful Historie of That Most Notable & Famous Outlaw Robin Hood contains just the right balance of wordplay and swordfight to thrill the audience and make it smile.

* debut performance in Germany

Directed by

Elisabeth Raasch (née Kuth)
Assistant to the Director: Julia Fink

Cast

King Richard the First of England, called “Cœur de Lion” – Julia Glock

Countess Joan of Oxford, Princess of England, Richard’s sister – Julia Fink

Archbishop Walpurga of Rouen, Lady Chancellor of England – Kathi Kröcker

Earl Robert of Leicester, one of King Richard’s loyal friends – Charis Luvangadio

Bishop of Coventry, a high clergyman at court – Anne Ruh

Sir Henry Falconberg, High Sheriff of Nottingham – Tilman Floehr

Lady Ricarda de la Lee of Wakefield, a penniless knight – Sonja Kellermann

Robert Turneham, son of the Earl of Huntington, and called “Robin Hood” – David Lorch

Abbot of Boxley, one of King Richard’s loyal friends – Kathi Kröcker

Much the Miller’s Daughter – Kathi Kröcker

Sister Tuck – Néomi Havinga

John Lyttel – Nils Kuphal

Will Scarlock – René Glebke

Reynold Greenleaf – Tim Claahsen

Greve, a deputy – Zoé Rehder

Gravend, a deputy – Anne Ruh

Culp the Carter – Charis Luvangadio

Joanne-le-Parkyson, an archer – Anne Ruh

Queen Elinor of Aquitaine, Richard’s and Joanne’s mother – Katharina Hirsch

Lady Marian – Miriam Piel

Sabina, Marian’s maid – Ye Yuan

Maud – Katharina Hirsch

Herald – Tim Claahsen

Austrian Ambassador – Zoé Rehder

Minstrel – Nina Neidhardt

Provost – Zoé Rehder

Keeper – Tim Claahsen

Messenger – Sonja Kellermann

Bailiff – Charis Luvangadio

Extras

Afruz Badiei, Susanne Evans, Jonas Freiwald, Lukas Hensel, Vera Simon

Organisation

René Glebke, Elisabeth Raasch

Costumes

Cast
Special thanks to Elisabeth Raasch, Lars Raasch and Maria Theißen

Make-up and Hair

Kathi Kröcker
Afruz Badiei, Tatiana Kutz, Nina Neidhardt

Stage

Sonja Kellermann
Julia Fink, Tilman Floehr, Julia Glock, Kyul Han, Cast

Props

Katharina Hirsch, Anne Ruh, Cast
Special thanks to Condra e.V.

Fighting Scenes Choreography and Training

Lars Raasch
Afruz Badiei, Tilman Floehr, Néomi Havinga

Music

Susanne Evans, Julia Fink

Light and Sound

Matthias Schaffrath

Public Relations

Julia Glock
Kathi Kröcker, Charis Luvangadio

Posters and Programme

Thomas Michalski
Nils Kuphal, Miriam Piel

Finances and Homepage / Ticket Reservation

René Glebke

Box Office

Tobias Cronert, Tobias Grosskreutz

Bar

Lars Raasch

Sincere Thanks To

Mr. Scott Lynch-Giddings for generously helping us to bring Sherwood Forrest to life.
Afruz Badiei, Lucia Balsamo und Magda Wodzynska (preStep), Sarah Bingham, Jan Brückner, campuslife.de, Condra e.V., Design AG des Gymnasiums Haus Overbach, Thomas Erlinghagen, Rolf Everding (WEG Merowinger Residenz), Tobias Grosskreutz, Kyul Han, Michael Hille Hildebrandt, Familie Kellermann, Christiane Kessel, Markus Klausen (Center TV), Klenkes Stadtmagazin Aachen, Christine Knorr, Tatiana Kutz, Kai Kuzina, Hans-Peter Leisten (Aachener Zeitung), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Miriam Meinardus, meinestadt.de, Thomas Michalski, Justine Moerman (Hitradio Aachen), Jürgen Osthoff (Bibliothek des Instituts für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der RWTH Aachen), Lars Raasch, RWTH Aachen Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Romanistik, Prof Dr. Ludwig Deringer, Prof. Dr. Peter Wenzel, Ulrike Stalinski; Matthias Schaffrath, Matthias Scherff, Alexander Schmidt (Super Sonntag), Sophia Schmitz (Hochschulradio Aachen), Anne Sundermeier
and everyone suporting us with dedication every day!

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