Me & Robin Hood
Following the success of the 2016 Fringe Fest award-winning The Duke, Hoipolloi's Shôn Dale-Jones returns with the second in a series of solo shows - this time in support of Street Child United.
Me & Robin Hood examines the inequality that exists in society through Shôn’s relationship with his best fictional friend (and truly legendary hero), Robin Hood.
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 my response to how the growing gap between the rich and the poor is effecting the way the world is being shaped.” Shôn Dale-Jones
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 Street Child United.
Shôn visited our partner organisation, Karunalaya in Chennai, India to meet some of the children they support and better understand the unique challenges they face, and what needs to change to improve their lives.
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.
4 – 16 September
The Royal Court Theatre, London
020 7565 5000