Dartmoor Resource Robin Hood Play Reconstruction

Dartmoor Resource has filmed a version of a Robin Hood play on the banks of the River Dart, created by one of its volunteers. Max Quick. The site of the performance was a prehistoric earthwork, similar to the rounds used for medieval Cornish drama. Stage combat specialist Abby Stobart provided the fight choreography.

robin hood performance

Robin hood reconstruction

Records of the Hood play at Ashburton

1526-7 – 3 shillings and 10 pence paid for a new tunic for Robyn Whode
1541-2 – 19 shillings and 11 pence for tunics for Robert Hode with his followers

(Source: The Churchwardens’ Accounts of Ashburton edited by Alison Hanham, and published by Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, 15, 1970)