THE legend of Robin Hood interwoven with true historical events will be told in Alderley Edge on Saturday, October 26.

The Liberty Tree is a new show by award-winning storytellers Hugh Lupton and Nick Hennessey, who sing and tell their way deep into the secret, dappled heart of Sherwood.

Nick, who was brought up in Alderley Edge, is returning to his roots following the sell-out success of his show Over and Nether, sponsored by The Blackden Trust, and performed at Alderley Edge Methodist Church in 2018.

The show, which is also organised by the Blackden Trust, involves the well-known stories of Robin Hood and his merry men and also touches on the reality of what was happening at the time.

Nick said: “For over 600 years stories of Robin Hood have held sway in the English imagination.

In Sherwood Forest it is always high summer, where venison is being roasted, where tyranny rides roughshod over the green freedoms of

England and where the wrongs and injustices of the world are mended by subversion and trickery.

“However The Liberty Tree also tells the true and harsher histories of English dissenters, tricksters and radicals.”

Elizabeth Garner, the Arts trustee of The Blackden Trust, said: “It is a pleasure to be introducing this performance and a real treat to experience Nick and Hugh on stage together.

“Mischievous, poignant and radical, this is storytelling at its best – and a particularly appropriate show for our turbulent times”

There will be an interval after the show, which takes place at the Alderley Edge Methodist Church at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm), when refreshments will be served.

This will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Hugh and Nick, led by Elizabeth Garner.

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages 16 and over, cost £15, plus booking fee and are available from Eventbrite Liberty Tree or via The Blackden Trust – call 01477 571445.