Noel’s on target for a Robin Hood summer

Noel White getting ready for his role as Robin Hood in Williamson Park.
Noel White getting ready for his role as Robin Hood in Williamson Park.
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Robin Hood has been honing his archery skills to ensure he’s right on target for a fantastic summer.

Noel White, who plays the great outlaw in ‘Robin Hood’ at Williamson Park, has been learning from the local arrows masters - John O’Gaunt’s Bowmen.

Noel said: “Using a bow and arrow is like second nature to Robin Hood but the last time I picked up a bow was as a kid so the archery lessons have been useful.”

Noel is no stranger to such physical and heroic roles in Williamson Park walkabout plays. In 2009 he played Heracles in ‘Jason and the Argonauts’.

As well as learning the traditional skills of archery, Noel has also taken to Tweeting in character as Robin Hood.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the outlaw’s journey as he approaches opening night of the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre event, should follow him @RobinHoodLancs.

Robin Hood marks a return to outdoor walkabout theatre in Williamson Park for organisers The Dukes, following a one-year absence.

Amongst the beauty and spectacle of Williamson Park, The Dukes invites audiences to join England’s most famous outlaw as he robs from the rich and gives to the poor in a world of maids and Merry Men.

Bring a picnic, maybe even your bow and arrow!

Robin Hood is suitable for all men, women and children over five.

The show opens on July 5 and runs until August 10.

To book tickets, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit