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Little Red Riding hood LITTLE RED
 RIDING HOOD

  BOOK BY COLIN  WAKEFIELD.
   MUSIC AND LYRICS BY KATE EDGAR

"Sheer joy from start to finish...
A great combination of traditional and modern" 

(THE STAGE)



CAST (4M, 3F)
 
NARRATOR M
Troubadour. Story-teller. Also plays the WOODCUTTER.
GRANNY
F Eccentric and independent, but easily flattered. (Not a panto Dame).
MOTHER F Hardworking, loving, exasperated. Single parent
RED F Direct, plain-speaking, inclined to be bolshy. Teenager (about 14), but played by a young adult.
ROBIN M Her younger brother (about 12), also played by a young adult
WOLF M Last of a long line. Traces of aristocracy. Now sad and hungry. None toobright.
WEASEL M A wheeler-dealer. Spiv with his own agenda



SETTINGSLittle Red Riding Hood
ONE FRONTCLOTH (could be GAUZE) - optional  :
WOODLAND SCENE

Three MAIN SETTINGS:
THE WOOD   Exterior
FAMILY COTTAGE  Exterior.
GRANNY'S COTTAGE   Interior

The design and staging can be as lavish or simple as resources allow. The two cottages could be part of the same truck. The interior of Granny's cottage is the most practical setting. This is not a pantomime, so there are no transformations, lavish set pieces or extravagant costume changes.
MUSIC
Fifteen numbers. The original production was cast with 7 actor/musicians, so there was no separate band.The music has also been scored for two keyboards, so the show can be performed by non- instrumentalists, although ideally Red should be a flautist.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD was first performed at Winchester Theatre Royal on 12th December 2002, produced by the Hiss and Boo Company.

The sets and costumes for this production are available for hire from
Hiss and Boo
(01444 881707).

"The lost art of festive Theatre has been rediscovered in Winchester... The Theatre Royal's Christmas show is one of the best you could hope to see anywhere: a superb but modestly-budgeted production that keeps the whole family gripped with its inspired but straightforward retelling of a well-known fairy tale."
(WINCHESTER CHRONICLE)

The script and music for this version of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD are published by JOSEF WEINBERGER PLAYS (020 7580 2827), who handle all contracts and from whom inspection copies are available.

IN THIS SECTION
please choose a pantomime:
Aladdin
Ali Baba
Cinderella
Dick Whittington
Hansel & Gretel
Jack & the Beanstalk
Little Red Riding Hood
Mother Goose
Pinocchio
Puss in Boots
Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood
The Sleeping Beauty
Snow Queen
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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD has been translated into German (DIE ROTKÄPPCHEN-STORY) by Raymund Stahl. Rights are handled by Whale Songs Communications www.whalesongs.de
(or contact Colin Wakefield 
colwake@btinternet.com )


DIE ROTKÄPPCHEN-STORY was first performed in Stralsund by Theater Vorpommern on 2nd December 2008, directed by Alexandra Kieser. It was revived in Putbus and Greifswald in 2009.


“With its ROTKÄPPCHEN-STORY the Musiktheater Vorpommern presents the old fairy tale in a brand new way… At the Stralsund Theatre an audience packed with excited children cheered the German première… By the third song, sparks were flying from the stage onto the audience. No child was going to skip the chance to clap along to the musical hits… The highlights for the children were the chase through the wood, Granny on a pink bicycle, the Wolf’s disguise, and Granny in a pink tutu.”
(OSTSEE ZEITUNG – 3/12/08)





“Fairy tales are booming... Whoever doubts this should visit DIE ROTKÄPPCHEN-STORY, which opened in
Stralsund yesterday.”
(NORDKURIER VOM MIT –
3/12/08
)



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