A Derby Theatre Production

Robin Hood

and the Major Oak

Sat 25 Mar – Sat 8 Apr, 2023 Archive
Our big main house family show for the Easter period will be a brand-new adaptation of the classic and much-loved Sherwood Forest tale, Robin Hood and The Major Oak

For Easter 2023, join Robin, Tuck, Marian, Little John and their Sherwood Forest friends (and foes) for a thrilling new adventure: Robin Hood and The Major Oak, a merry new adaptation by Deborah McAndrew based on the classic, much-loved story.

When the Sheriff of Nottingham hears an ancient prophecy, he is sure he can defeat Robin Hood once and for all. Now the merry band must defend their leader, the legend, and the forest itself!

Robin Hood and The Major Oak follows on from previous Derby Theatre smash-hit family shows and will be a high-energy, hilarious production featuring live music and a talented company of actor-musicians, Deaf, hearing and interpreting actors. This family-friendly production promises to be bang on target for audiences of all ages looking to embark on a spectacular theatrical journey Sherwood Forest-style.

Additional Information

Emily Howlett as Maid Marian will now be performing on Thu 6 April at 7pm and  Friday 7 April at 11am.


Main House


Time: 1:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:15am, 2:00pm, 11:00am & 3:00pm
Performance duration: 2 hours (including interval)
Age guidance: Suitable for all ages
Advisories: Contains Flashing Lights and Haze

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Robin Hood and the Major Oak - Show Coverage Trailer (2023) by © Ed Sunman.


Roger the Reeve

Becky Barry

The Sheriff of Nottingham

Adam Bassett


Abey Bradbury


Laura Goulden

Adam Aquarius

John Holt Roberts

Maid Marian (on selected performances)

Emily Howlett

The Abbot / Winifred Weaver / The Guard

April Nerissa Hudson

Little John

Oraine Johnson

Robin Hood

Craig Painting


Phillipa Russell

Guy of Gisbourne

Dominic Rye

Alana Dale

Joanna Simpkins

Maid Marian

Mia Ward



Sarah Brigham


Deborah McAndrew


Jenny Sealey

Associate Director

Lilac Yosiphon

BSL Consultant

Deepa Shastri

Assistant BSL Consultant

Donna Mullings

Set Designer

Emily Bestow

Costume Designer

Tim Heywood

Lighting Designer

Alexandra Stafford

Creative Captions & AV

Barret Hodgson

Composer & Sound Designer

Ivan Stott

Fight Director

Ian Stapleton

Movement Director

Jon Beney

#ThanksToYou – 2 for 1 National Lottery Open Week

To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering TWO tickets for the price of ONE for any performance of Robin Hood and the Major Oak from Sat 25 Mar until Sun 2 Apr.

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