Get ready to duck!


Ken Ludwig



By Ken Ludwig (US)

2 F / 6 H

Family play

English original text

Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood tells the enduring story of a hero of the people who takes on the ruthless powers that be. So get ready to duck a quarterstaff or two – you won’t want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun!


“Fun, frothy summer entertainment! A brightly colored, lighthearted take on the legend, which audiences may find just right for a summer evening in Balboa Park.” (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

“An ingenious production! The marvelous, chameleon-like cast of eight keeps us delighted, amused and engaged. Whether you relish swashbuckling adventure, amorous exploits, or good triumphing over evil, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. The humor consistently hits the mark.” (KSDS JAZZ 88)

“A comedic spin! The merriment of this show’s merry men—and women—is contagious, making Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!’s exclamation point well deserved.” (Sarasota Magazine)


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Ken Ludwig is an American playwright and theatre director. Born in York, Pennsylvania, Ludwig was educated at York Suburban Senior High School, York PA Haverford College (Class of 1972), Harvard Law School, and Trinity College at Cambridge University. His first Broadway play, “Lend Me a Tenor” (1989), garnered him his first Tony Award nomination; his second was for Best Book of a Musical for “Crazy for You” (1992), which won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, LA Drama Critics Circle, Helen Hayes, and Laurence Olivier Awards as Best Musical. Other Broadway credits include “Moon Over Buffalo” (1995) with Carol Burnett and Lynn Redgrave (on Broadway) and Frank Langella and Joan Collins at the Old Vic in London, the book for a musical adaptation of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (2001), and a new adaptation of the classic Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur play, Twentieth Century (2004) starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche.