A NEW adaptation of the Robin Hood legend will be Chameleon’s Web’s open-air summer production this year.

The acclaimed theatre group, run by Suzanne Bailey, have become a stalwart of the summer theatrical calander in recent years with previous shows including the Three Musketeers, Wind in the Willows and Wyrd Sisters.

Following their acclaimed tour of Alice in Wonderland last year, Chameleon’s Web are performing Robin Hood: Spirit of Sherwood this year.

Developed through the original stories and themes from the very earliest Robin Hood Gests, the show has been written by local playwright Stuart Robinson. It tells the story of the Lady Marion, who realising their lives are moving in different directions, leaves her husband, Sir Robert de Lexinton, and their life in Nottingham.

She returns five years later in search of the infamous Robin Hood, only to find that her husband is now the Sheriff of Nottingham.

With King John’s plans for the Magna Carta threatening to tilt the balance of power in his favour, as well as putting an end to Robin Hood, Marion must decide whether she can trust her husband – whether he’s still the man she loves or has become the man she hates.

Chameleon’s Web start their mini-tour on Saturday in White Colne and Elmstead Market, continuing over the next two weekends in Fingringhoe, Dedham and the Minories in Colchester.


Saturday White Colne Meadows, a signed performance by the Essex Deaf Children’s Society, 3.30pm.

Sunday Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, 4pm.

July 5, The Whalebone, Fingringhoe, 5pm.

July 6, Dedham Vale Vineyard, Boxted, 4.30pm.

July 12 and 13, Minories' Garden, Colchester, 6.30pm (Saturday), 5pm (Sunday).

Get tickets from Headgate Theatre box office on 01206 366000.