ED2011 Children’s Show Review: Red Riding Hood And The Wolves (C Theatre)
By Lisa Clarkson | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011
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