Storytelling Show: The Merry Tales of Robin Hood
Most people think of storytelling as something for children but in fact it is one of the most rapidly developing performance events attended by adults across all of the performing arts.
Storytelling engages the audience in the ‘cinema of the mind’ experience where the audience is invited to imaginatively co-create the show alongside the performer.
With storytelling you can travel across a wide range of themes and emotions in a short amount of time, therefore it can be said to be captivating, charming and moving.
Amanda Smith, local professional Storyteller will be performing some of the best known tales of Robin Hood using storytelling craft techniques to plot and present the adventures whilst keeping an eye on the ‘traditional’ aspect of the tales that originate from a set of ballads written down in the 1400s.
Some of these will also be represented in song. Whilst being firmly set in mediaeval Nottinghamshire Amanda will be focussing on the cat and mouse relationship of the Sheriff and Robin as well as the capers and fun.
Stories include: The Golden Arrow, How Robin met Friar Tuck, King Richard’s pardon, The Last Arrow…
The long arm of the gallows stretches over the outlaws hiding in Sherwood Forest, will the Sheriff of Nottingham ever catch bold Robin Hood?
For more information on Amanda Smith see www.amandasmithstorytelling.com. Her long term aspiration for the creation of a set of Robin Hood stories and ballads is to create a flexible stories that can be attractive to adult audiences as well as family audiences and to work in partnership with local organisations and initiatives to promote the global legend.
Uniquely the quality of the Storytelling performance experience relies on audience engagement and in some cases participation, her tales can be adapted to suit the theme or audience.
The Merry Tales of Robin Hood take place at Southwell Library, Saturday December 3rd, 7.30pm.