|| LITTLE RED
BOOK BY COLIN WAKEFIELD.
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY KATE EDGAR
"Sheer joy from start to finish...
great combination of traditional and modern"
CAST (4M, 3F)
|Troubadour. Story-teller. Also
plays the WOODCUTTER.
||Eccentric and independent, but
easily flattered. (Not a panto Dame).
loving, exasperated. Single parent
||Direct, plain-speaking, inclined to be
bolshy. Teenager (about 14), but played
by a young adult.
||Her younger brother (about 12), also
played by a young adult
||Last of a long line. Traces of
aristocracy. Now sad and hungry. None toobright.
||A wheeler-dealer. Spiv with his own
(could be GAUZE) - optional :
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
is the most practical setting. This is not a pantomime, so there are no
transformations, lavish set pieces or extravagant costume changes.
- 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
be performed by non- instrumentalists, although ideally Red should be a
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
"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."
Hiss and Boo (01444
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
inspection copies are available.