Both Liam Cole, who plays Prince John, and Mikayla Stoodley, who plays Alice (sister of Maid Marion), are straight A students. They hold doors open for people, ask others how they are doing and then wait patiently for a response. It’s plausible that in the last week they helped an elderly person cross the street.
But not on opening night.
It can’t be easy to make an audience laugh after cutting out someone’s tongue, as Cole does during the second act or connect with an audience while callously stepping over a corpse as Stoodley’s does.