By Shôn Dale-Jones in collaboration with Hamish Pirie.
ME & ROBIN HOOD is Hoipolloi’s newest show about Artistic Director Shôn Dale-Jones’ long-standing relationship with his favourite fictional friend, the prince of thieves himself.
Shôn first met Robin Hood in the autumn of 1975, as a seven year-old boy and they have been good mates ever since. Robin’s been going crazy recently about the direction our world is heading. He can’t believe there hasn’t been a bigger reaction to all the madness since Brexit and Donald Trump moved into the White House. This show is his idea. He’s convinced we need to change the story of money and share the opportunity we’ve been given if we really want to do something about the growing gap between the rich and the poor.
After the show audience members can donate money for Street Child United World Cup 2018, a charity that uses the power of sport to change the way the world negatively sees and treats street-connected children, so they can be protected, respected and supported.
“A richly-textured mixture of ideas and stories that becomes richer on later reflection.” – British Theatre Guide
“This story perfectly highlights the power money has in society to give status, power and security but also to demean, humiliate and to cause immense stress for individuals.” – Live Art Alive
“Shôn Dale-Jones delivers a thoughtful piece about inequality, myths and taking control of your own story… Engaging and thoughtful as it gnaws away at inequality of opportunities and the widening gap between rich and poor, and asks whether art really can change the world.” – The Guardian
“Clever, thoughtful and angry.” – The Scotsman
“Engaging and mesmerising… Entertaining and thought-provoking.” – British Theatre Guide
“One of the best living storytellers in the world today.” – The Outlier
A Hoipolloi & Royal Court co-production in association with Pleasance, PBJ Management and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Supporting Street Child United World Cup 2018.