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Ha Ha Hood gallops into Marine Hall

Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Ha Ha Hood

The Ha Ha! Team are back with the funniest farce in the forest as Ha Ha Hood! comes to Marine Hall, Fleetwood this autumn starring Su Pollard and Cannon and Ball.

Ten years after a messy divorce Robin and Marian are forced back together to fight the Sheriff once more. Little John and Friar Tuck, now considerably older and rougher around the edges, join the merry pair to try and save the citizens of Nottingham…

Comedy queen Su Pollard and comedy duo Cannon and Ball team up for an all-out outrageous side splitting romp. Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince of Leaves is the latest laugh-out-loud production from the Ha Ha! team who had us rolling in the aisles with Ha Ha Holmes!, Ha Ha Hitler! and Ha Ha Hamlet!. Created by Ben Langley, who also takes on the mantle of Robin, Ha Ha Hood! Prince of Leaves gallops into action at Marine Hall as part of a national theatre tour on Thursday 16 October.

Maid Marian, Nottinghamshire’s feistiest female, who has in the past been brought to life by the likes of screen goddesses Audrey Hepburn, Cate Blanchett and Uma Thurman is now portrayed by Su Pollard, who serves up a world-weary Marian who is definitely more matron than maid! Tommy Cannon takes on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John while Bobby Ball, currently starring in TV’s Not Going Out with Lee Mack, doubles up as Friar Tuck and Guy of Gisborne.

Su Pollard is a comedy icon who needs no introduction. The Nottingham-born lass makes for a perfect menopausal Marian, cutting her comedy chops on hit BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi as scatty chalet maid Peggy. Su cemented her camp credentials with comedies You Rang, M’lord and Oh, Doctor Beeching, and is a musical theatre and pantomime heroine!

Cannon and Ball’s starring role in Ha Ha Hood! Prince of Leaves marks forty years since their first television appearance and a whopping fifty years together as a duo. The Cannon and Ball Show ran for 9 hugely successful years and the pair have two sitcoms and numerous theatre/pantomime appearances under their belts, not forgetting their hilarious stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Ben Langley has worked in London’s Covent Garden as a street performer for the last 18 years, winning The Bristol Harbour Festival Street Performer of the Year award. He is co-founder of the Ha Ha Boys comedy team, writing and touring the Ha Ha series of theatre shows since 2007. He comments, “For me, what I saw in Ha Ha! was a British version of The Reduced Shakespeare Company which, rather than taking the micky out of us, was embracing us and was very pro-British and was a tribute to all of the great comedy artists and routines that have made Britain funny over the last 50 to 100 years.”

Ha Ha Hood is coming to Marine Hall on Thursday 16 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 each, to book call the box office on 01253 887693 or click here