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RED RIDING HOOD
Red Riding Hood is an uplifting story of brave Red who must journey through the forest to reunite her family and save Mother’s bakery from closing down. Will she reach Grandma’s house in time? Or will the charming Big Bad Wolf distract her from her quest? Join Red on the adventure into the woods, where no one is what they seem!
Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals: http://www.rnh.com/show/366/Red-Riding-Hood. Email: [email protected]
3 female, 2 male | Backing tracks
Red Riding Hood was first produced at Singapore Repertory Theatre 1 Nov - 15 Dec 2013 directed by Kate Golledge and choreographed by Ashley Nottingham.
Subsequent global productions
Mexico City: Nov 7th - 20th Dec 2015
Pleasance Theatre, London: 6th Dec 2015 - 3rd Jan 2016
Middle East tour: 18th - 30th April 2016
Edinburgh Festival: August 2016
Casa Manana, Texas: 17th March - 2nd April 2017
Original Singapore Cast
Little Red: Cheryl Tan
Mother / Freddie: Choi Su-Ping
Father / Wolf: Nelson Clemente
Grandma: Eleanor Tan
William the Woodcutter: Dwayne Tan
"Writing duo Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary have been gradually making their mark on the musical theatre scene with smaller pieces such as Jet, Set, Go! and The Great British Soap Opera. Earlier this year, they gained greater attention with their adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at Curve Theatre in Leicester. Receiving its UK premiere here, Red Riding Hood is a thoughtful, and frankly exciting, adaptation of the popular children's story.
It's not simply the story that's exciting, although Brunger's book opens up the thin narrative to create a host of sharp ideas and characters. What is exciting is that Red Riding Hood is a perfectly formed, well-rounded piece of musical theatre for young people. It doesn't make any concessions to the age of its intended audience, but offers a commendable introduction to the authors.
Kate Golledge directs with a lightness of touch and Simon Wells' patchwork and origami inspired set further complements the freshness of the writing. The energy of this small but talented company seems boundless from Nazarene Williams' up-beat, sensible Little Red to Matthew Barrow's eerily camp Wolf. Take children if you can, but if not, go simply to catch some new and rather exciting musical theatre." - Paul Vale, The Stage ****