Robin Hood Pantomime Script

Synopsis

Robin Hood is back from the crusades hoping to ride back through the glen to his beloved Sherwood, but the cost of living crisis has hit Nottingham hard and a band of rebels led by Maid Marion have united to take down the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham.

Panto dame Mother Hood, Robin’s mother, has been hired to look after the Sheriff’s niece and nephew, while Guy of Gisbourne the Sheriff’s incompetant right-hand-man bumbles about chaotically. But will Fairy Fern guide our gang to victory?

This Robin Hood pantomime script is a medieval romp featuring all the iconic locations of the traditional tale. There’s Nottingham Goose Fair, The Great Oak of Sherwood Forest and a new take on a haunted bedroom in Nottingham Castle.

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Running Time

Approx 1 hour 50mins + interval.

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Robin Hood Pantomime Script Characters

1 Male, 7 Female, 5 Non Gender Specific, At least 1 Supporting Role + Chorus

(Indicated genders are guidelines for casting. Many roles could be played by actors of any gender. Oh yes they could!)

  • Robin Hood (M/F) Principle Boy. Funny and loyal. In love with Marion.
  • Maid Marion (F) Principle Girl. Smart and determined. Underestimated by the Sheriff.
  • Mother Hood (M) Dame. Caring and clumsy.
  • Fairy Fern (F) Fairy. Magical and powerful. Spirit of the forest.
  • Sheriff of Nottingham (M/F) Villain. Maniacal, greedy, and cruel.
  • Guy of Gisbourne (M/F) Sheriff’s henchman. A wet, weakling controlled by the Sheriff.
  • Billie (M/F) Child. Could be any gender.
  • Jack (M/F) Child. Could be any gender.

Merry Men

(In this version of Robin Hood, the Merry Men are a group of rebel women disguised as men in order to protest the deforestation of Sherwood Forest, led by Maid Marion.)

  • Will Scarlet (F) Merry ‘Man’. Named ‘Scarlet’ due to her fierce reputation for bloodshed.
  • Friar Tuck (F) Merry ‘Man’. Merry in the sense she loves to drink gin.
  • Alan-a-dale (F) Merry ‘Man’. Musician and Singer.
  • Little John (F) Merry ‘Man’. Child. Extremely clever.
  • Much the Miller’s Son (F) Merry ‘Man’. Child. Excellent fighter.

Supporting Roles

  • Guard 1
  • Guard 2
  • Skeletons
  • Resident 1
  • Resident 2
  • Resident 3
  • Resident 4
  • Resident 5
  • King Richard the Lionheart
  • Stage Manager

Company Roles

  • Residents of Nottingham
  • Castle Courtiers
  • Assorted ‘Merry Men’

Scenes

4 Full Scenes, 2 Front Cloths/Curtain Scenes

ACT I

  • Prologue The Outskirts of Sherwood Forest (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 1 Nottingham Town Centre
  • Scene 2 Nottingham Castle Corridor (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 3 Nottingham Castle Nursery
  • Scene 4 The Outskirts of Sherwood Forest (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 5 The Merry Men’s Camp

ACT II

  • Scene 1 Nottingham Goose Fair
  • Scene 2 The Outskirts of Sherwood Forest (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 3 Nottingham Castle
  • Scene 4 Nottingham Castle Corridor (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 5 Nottingham Town Centre
  • Scene 6 Song Sheet (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 7 Finale

Robin Hood Pantomime Script Extract

SHERIFF You must be our new nanny.

MOTHER H. Sheriff! That’s right. My name’s Mother Hood but you can call me Mother.

SHERIFF How was your journey?

MOTHER H. Not bad. Nearly got stuck on the train in some dreadful dark depressing place.

SHERIFF *Nearby town*?

MOTHER H. Worse. *Other nearby town*.

Sound Evil sting

(They both shudder.)

SHERIFF Have you got qualifications?

MOTHER H. No, I always walk like that.

SHERIFF Can I see your credentials?

MOTHER H. Only if you take me out for dinner first.

SHERIFF What kind of experience do you have that makes you the right fit for this role?

MOTHER H. Well I first became a nanny when I looked after my brothers children.

SHERIFF What were their names?

MOTHER H. Let me see, there was two of them. Denise.

SHERIFF Denise?

MOTHER H. Denise and D’nephew.

SHERIFF And since then?

MOTHER H. I’ve been the royal nanny for a while now. I’ve cradled King Richard, I’ve burped prince John and I’ve got a bit too close to Prince Andrew truth be known.

SHERIFF I see. That should be sufficient. Well this is Billie, and this is Jack.

(The SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM pushes the children towards MOTHER HOOD.)