An outrageous side-splitting romp

Cannon And Ball freely admit they are definitely in new territory with Ha Ha Hood! And The Prince Of Leaves, which sees them team up with Su Pollard on tour.

Venues include Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre on September 8, White Rock Theatre Hastings on September 17 and Brighton Theatre Royal on October 6.

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

The cast are promising a side-splitting romp. Tommy Cannon takes on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John while Bobby Ball doubles up as Friar Tuck and Guy of Gisborne.

“It’s something Bob and I have never experienced in 52 years together,” laughs Tommy.

“It’s a bit off the wall when you think about it. We meet Robin Hood and Maid Marian ten years later, and they are now divorced, and I have just come out of jail! It’s a bit bawdy. It’s interesting to say the least. It’s pretty tightly-scripted to be honest, but knowing me and Bob when we get out there together, there is likely to be a bit of ad libbing, but obviously you have got to be careful when there is dialogue for other people!”

The pair have done a play before, stepping into roles vacated by Eric Sykes and Jimmy Edwards – though Tommy struggles to remember the name of the play they did. They’ve done so much down the years. 52 of them.

“We met in a welding factory. We were joined together by a welding rod! We sang for the first few years, and then we saw that a comedian was earning more than us and we asked him why he got paid more. He said it was because he was a comedian, and so we became comedians.”