babes in the wood


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babe in the woods

A person who is gullible, naïve, or lacks experience in a specific situation. Although Jane had always excelled in school, she felt like a babe in the woods when she began attending college.
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babes in the wood

inexperienced people in a situation calling for experience.
The babes in the wood are characters in an old ballad The Children in the Wood, which dates from the 16th century. The two children are abandoned in the wood by their wicked uncle who wishes to steal their inheritance. The children die of starvation and robins cover their bodies with leaves; the uncle and his accomplice are subsequently brought to justice.
See also: babe, wood
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Babes in the Wood was founded four years ago by Heather Royan and, prior to the opening of their Stirling base, operated solely out of their hub in Bishopbriggs.
It's great to be able to bring Babes In The Wood to stage this year, particularly as this production has an historical resonance," says The Citadel's community arts manager, and director of this year's panto, Carmel Baines.
Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood runs at The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre until January 6.
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I was lucky enough to watch the performance of Babes in the Wood and also to be asked to give a brief talk during the interval on our work," she said.
Mark Jefferies, Victoria Barker, Charlotte Jefferies and Natasha Lea star in Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth.
Mark shot to fame as Benito, the camp manager of Bar Coda in the hit ITV comedy Babes in the Wood.
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Babes in the Wood will take on the shop at STEP after Good Green Fun, who for ten years have been providing low cost, second hand children's items to families in the city, shut their doors.
AN OPENING monologue sets the joke-soaked scene for The Newcastle Pantomime Company's 2012 offering - a warm, fuzzy and funny mash up of Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood.
However, the biggest laugh of last night's Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood came when a young audience member decided to break the panto code by helping the baddie
uk Babes In The Wood Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond Thursday, December 6-Saturday, January 5 This family favourite will also include thousands of knitted snowballs, a shape-shifting wood sprite and a giant friendly bear.
BABES in the Wood learnt all about the great outdoors when children took part in a six week Forest Schools programme in the Colne Valley.
Peter's past credits include Babes In The Wood, Cinderella, Jack And The Beanstalk, Puss In Boots, Dick Whittington "and any others you can think of".
Junior and senior members of the theatre will be putting on numerous matinee and evening performances of Babes in The Wood starting on Friday, January 12.