Following the success of 2016 Fringe First award winning The Duke, Hoipolloi’s Shôn Dale-Jones returns to Edinburgh and the UK including the Royal Court, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Liverpool Everyman.
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.
ME & ROBIN HOOD is supporting Street Child United, 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. We hope to raise £20,000 in total, in 2018, the amount it takes for one team to participate in the Street Child World Cup.
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 Street Child World Cup and start to change their life."
Join he show on tour - check out www.hoipolloi.org to see our next dates as Shon tours across the UK.