Bow & Arrow: The Plebs Of Sherwood: This Adult Comedy Musical Will Keep You Entertained The Whole Night Through
City Theatre's Bow & Arrow: The Plebs Of Sherwood was wildly entertaining in a fantastically fun show at Hope Street Theatre.
The cast know how to put on an entertaining night, as was said the in a spoiler-free monolgoue, as 'The King' described — as long as you have been entertained, that was their mission, which was fully achieved. And goodness me was I entertained. The cast clearly bounce off one another so well as their chemistry and wit effortlessly entertains the audience throughout Bow & Arrow: The Plebs Of Sherwood.
The musical consists of a collection of characters vividly brought to life by the cast for which you genuinely feel like you went on a journey with. The musical was self aware and entertaining.
'This adult comedy musical will keep you entertained the whole night through' - Peter Eric Lang, The Liverpudlian.
City Theatre's musical was playful and tongue-in-cheek, it was filled with plenty of jokes and quick whit that with the delivery of the lines just had me in hysterics. It was evident that the whole cast clearly put their all in to the show. I was regularly caught off guard with numerous jokes which subverted anything I could have predicted and made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
You do genuinely get quite attached to the characters as they are a likable bunch and they go on quite a wacky journey that will keep you intrigued throughout the more than 2 hours show.
A few of my favourite characters included Bow Scar played by Abi Tyrer was brilliantly brash and lit the stage alight with her presence.
Arrow Hunter played by Johnny Sedgwick-Davies had superb comedic timing that had me in stitches with his scenes.
Duke Regal played by Alan McDonald was one of the several standout character that brought to life a lovable 'tough guy' in the most funny fashion.
Gob played by Louis Cashin Harris was a class act that bounced off the rest of the cast and set up a series of great punchlines.
Lincoln ‘The King’ Hardwood played by Leo Hewitson had superb delivery of lines that made me laugh out loud on countless occasions, he was a great character that was brimming with personality.
It was also really impressive that Sam Jones managed to, in 4 days, learn the part of the gruff and heroic Robin Hood due to Shaun Herr having fell ill.
Ursula The Witch of Sherwood played by Lucy Walters had a number of stand out moments including her most central scene which shaped the musical and offered comedic value in the most unconventional place.
Although absolutely hilarious, this musical is filled with raunchy entertainment so it most definitely isn't for the faint of heart!
The play took place at Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre, with the third and final night of the play selling out. It was Directed by Barry Levy, and starred a large cast including Leo Hewitson as Lincoln ‘The King’ Hardwood, Abi Tyrer as Bow Scar, Johnny Sedgwick-Davies as Arrow Hunter, Louis Cashin Harris as Gob, Molly Riley as Princess Elle Hardwood, Elisha Mai as Maid Marian, Sam Jones as Robin Hood, Lucy Walters as Ursula ‘The Witch of Sherwood’, Gemma Harrison as Mistress Cage, Alan McDonald as Duke Regal, Sean Campbell as Little John, Rebekah Moreland as ‘The Wizard of Kink’ Belle Vixen, Shannon Griffiths as Rubble ‘The Dragon’, and Scott Lewis as Cedric Wyatt.
Bow & Arrow: The Plebs Of Sherwood earns itself a fantastically fun 4 Liver Birds out of 5.