David Mirvish in co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and by arrangement with Barry and Fran Weissler, are thrilled to announce the cast of the Canadian premiere production of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD.

Playwright David Farr’s wildly imaginative, theatrically dazzling new spin on the familiar fable is directed Gisli Örn Gardarsson and runs from December 23, 2014 to March 1, 2015 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

Tony Award-winning American actor and singer Gabriel Ebert will star as the legendary hero Robin Hood. Gabriel starred in Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina on Broadway this past spring. Gabriel is best known for originating the role of Harry Wormwood in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical, for which he won the 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He won the OBIE for his performance in Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles in 2012.

Theatre, television and film actress Izzie Steele will star as Marion. Izzie has performed in many of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s productions including: Playboy of the Western World, Henry V Part 1, All’s Well That Ends Well, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet. Film: Stockholm, The Letter.

Scottish actor Euan Morton will star as Prince John. Euan is known for his celebrated Olivier/Tony & Drama Desk nominated performance as Boy George in Taboo (2002 West End & 2004 Broadway productions). Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac, Sondheim on Sondheim. Off-Broadway: Measure for Pleasure (Public Theatre, Obie Award), Tony Kushner’s Brundibar (New Victory) and Howard Katz (Roundabout).

Toronto based, Christian Lloyd will star as Pierre. Christian has starred in many local productions including: Chicken Grease is Nasty Business (2014 Summerworks), Amadeus (CanStage/Citadel/Naples), Twelfth Night (Soulpepper), Platonov (Soulpepper), Romeo and Juliet (CanStage).

Rounding out the cast are Anna Bartlam, Richard Clarkin, Jeremy Crawford, Zachary Eisenstat, Paul Essiembre, Amariah Faulkner, Troy Feldman, Jason Gosbee, Martin Julien, Tristan Mackid, Katelyn McCulloch, Meguire McRae-King, Carson Reaume, Sarah Schenkkan, Stephen Michael Spencer, Darcy Stewart and Tate Yap.

Essential to THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD are Parsonsfield, a new bluegrass and roots band that has already received great acclaim from such prestigious sources as The New York Times. The band members, Chris Freeman, Antonio Alcorn, Max Shakun, Harrison Goodale and Erik Hischmann, will be integral to the telling and staging of the story, providing songs written specifically for the show.

For ticket information call 416-872-1212 or visit www.mirivsh.com

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