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Me & Robin Hood

Wed 2nd – Sun 27th Aug 2017

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe, the Fringe First winning creator ofThe Duke - which cleverly combined theatre and fundraising - returns ”

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Hoipolloi

SUMMARY

Following the success of2016 Fringe First award winning The Duke, Hoipolloi’s Shôn Dale-Jones returns to Edinburgh with the second in a series of solo shows as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. ME & ROBIN HOOD examines the inequality that exists in society through Shôn’s relationship with his best fictional friend (and truly legendary hero), the Prince of Thieves himself. Shôn Dale-Jones first encountered Robin Hood as a seven-year-old boy in November 1975 through the BBC mini-series The Legend of Robin Hood. Forty years on, Shôn and Robin look again at a modern world that continues to separate the rich from the poor, leaving only extreme options open to those who want to level the playing field. Through the eyes of the now adult Shôn and his ageless childhood friend, ME & ROBIN HOOD asks us to reflect on the opportunities life has offered us, to question what society truly values and encourage us to challenge and change the story of money. As with The Duke, which captured the public’s imagination with a combination of theatre and fundraising, ME & ROBIN HOOD will employ a unique ticketing system that encourages audiences to donate to charity. This year, audiences will buy a ticket for £5 and be asked to bring cash to the show. ME & ROBIN HOOD is supporting Street Child United World Cup 2018, a charity which uses the power of sport to change the way the world sees and treats street connected children, raising visibility and giving a platform for their voices to be heard and for their lives to be changed.Last year, Hoipolloi collected over £36,500 for the Save the Children Child Refugee Fund from audience donations via their Edinburgh show The Duke, which has toured extensively and will return to the Fringe this year. Commenting on the project Shôn says: “ME & ROBIN HOOD is my response to how the growing gap between the rich and the poor is effecting the way the world is being shaped. It’ s my attempt to encourage us to imagine the lives of those living without the opportunities ‘ we’ have –‘ we’ , the liberal-minded, well-educated theatre-going public. The show playfully challenges our relationship with the banks and flirts with romantic idea of becoming a radical revolutionary that can change the world. It gives audiences the chance to offer an opportunity to a child living on the streets to go to Street Child United’ s 2018 World Cupand start to change their life.”

Admission: £5

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