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ED2011 Children’s Show Review: Red Riding Hood And The Wolves (C Theatre)

ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

This atmospheric, emotionally charged piece from director Katie Lewis reinterprets the classic tale of Red Riding Hood, who wanders through the woods in search of Grandma. There is a visible chemistry between the performers and Dan Snelgrove is a confident lead, clearly relishing the various roles he straddles. Halfway through the show, Grandma rather bizarrely bursts in like a tipsy Pat Butcher, glass in hand, in a pleasurable musical interlude. The narrative can be at times a little confusing, and the climactic love triangle slightly odd, but these are points that will go way over the head of junior audience members (the show is age rated 5+). Enthusiastic actors, and interesting sound and lighting combine to fill an enjoyable 50 minutes.

C, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 12.15pm (1.05pm), £4.50 – £8.50, fpp28.
tw rating 3/5
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