Puneet Varma

The Merrie Men of Sherwood Forest

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
First performance  1871
People also search for  Der Templer und die Jüdin, Robin Hood, Ivanhoe

The Merrie Men of Sherwood Forest, or Forest Days in the Olden Time is a pastoral operetta in three acts. The words and music were written by W. H. Birch and the work was published by John Blockley of Argyll Street, London.


Performance history

In 1871 it was performed in concert by the Doncaster Musical Society, and then again in 1872. A critic noted the derivative nature of the work, remarking that it was "suggestive of others". As with many of Blockley's operettas, the work could be performed free of charge.


  • Robin Hood (tenor)
  • Marian (soprano)
  • Little John (bass)
  • Will Scarlet (baritone)
  • Friar Tuck (bass)
  • Much the Miller's son (tenor)
  • Holy Palmer (bass)
  • Sheriff of Nottingham (bass)
  • Chorus of maidens and foresters
  • References

    The Merrie Men of Sherwood Forest Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Tenacity on the Tasman
    Kingsley Boateng
    Vesna Pisarović