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INTERVIEW: Cast of Lancaster theatre's Christmas show talk Robin Hood, sheep and shrimps

Helen Longworth as Ellen-A-Dale, Jacob Butler as Robin Hood and Amy Drake as Tuck

This year's Christmas show gets under way at The Dukes in Lancaster this week and we've been chatting to some of the cast.

Jacob Butler, who plays the lead role of the heroic Robin Hood, and Helen Longworth, who plays the balladeer Ellen-A-Dale, took time out from their busy period of rehearsals to talk to us about the fun-filled festive family show at The Dukes.

Marian is the most successful sheep farmer in Bowland's forest, but while King Richard is away, the Sheriff of Nottingham ventures north to Lancaster. The Sherriff plans to seize the forest and build a gated community- all for himself! He plots to capture the Pendle Witches and exploit their sorcery to enchant Marian, forcing her hand in marriage to gain ownership of her thriving flock.

But has the Sheriff greatly underestimated the power and strength of Marian and her fearsome flock of fluffy sheep?!

The full cast of Robin Hood are Althea Burey (The Gruffalo’s Child) as Marian, Jacob Butler (It’s A Sin) as Robin, Amy Drake (One Man Two Guvnors) as Tuck, Helen Longworth (The Archers) as Ellen-A-Dale and Lucas Cheong Smith (D’Eon) as Sheriff.

LISTEN to our interview with Jacob Butler and Helen Longworth (pictured below)

Performances run from this Thursday (November 24) until December 31 in The Rake at The Dukes on Moor Lane, Lancaster.

Tickets are available here. 

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