A Little Angel Theatre production
27 April – 16 July

By Jon Barton

Performance times vary – see Diary

“cheery rhyming verse invites us to see both sides of the story” Time Out

“imaginative, ingenious” Children’s Theatre Reviews

“I can imagine my six year old niece using today’s production as massive inspiration. This will help her independently recreate many of the fairy tales she knows well, during her reading and play times.” Audience Member

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Time for bed. Tuck yourself in. This is where Robyn’s story begins.
How can they expect her to sleep at a time like this?

She takes a book and starts to read. But she can’t relate to Red Riding Hood, sugar and spice and all things nice. There are two sides to every tale, and that is not how this one goes!

What if the Big Bad Wolf wasn’t big or bad at all? What if they got it wrong?

Robyn wants to tell you what really happened through a world of homemade make-believe.

And here is where our story starts.
A gentle wolf with a broken heart…

The Wolf is isn’t big or bad, in fact he’s rather shy.
He won’t gobble up your Grandma, he’s an all-round nice guy.

Enjoy a new spin on this classic story – about two misfits who just want to fit in.

What people are saying…

“catchy tunes and an uplifting ending”
Pregnant City Girl

“Red Riding Hood and the Wolf @LittleATheatre today, such a beautifully clever, sweet show. Go see it! (With or without a child)” #LoveTheWolf

“Really enjoyed Red Riding Hood and the Wolf @LittleATheatre today – beautiful storytelling” #LoveTheWolf

“Loved the Big Bad (misunderstood) Wolf @LittleATheatre… You should pop along to get the real story! #LoveTheWolf”

“brilliantly told through rhyme… Fabulous”
Melanie M.

Age Guidance
Red Riding Hood and the Wolf is aimed at ages 7 to adult. It is less suitable for younger children because rather than telling the familiar story, the young heroine creates her own version, exploring ideas of friendship, acceptance and overcoming prejudice. There is some dark humour and the language and vocabulary are sophisticated throughout.

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 17 June, 4pm

What is a relaxed performance? Find out more HERE.

Read the visual story for Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

School Bookings
Call box office on 020 7226 1787 to make a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6 per person with one free adult for every 10 children (weekdays only).

Click here to read our Education Resource Pack, packed with creative classroom activities.

Book Tickets

£12.50 Full-price Adults
£10.50 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions

Friday Fives: all tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays
Half-price preview weekend Sat 29 & Sun 30 April

£1.80 booking fee applies to all card transactions (no fee for members – click here for details)

Running Time:  1 hour approx.

Produced by Little Angel Theatre
Written by Jon Barton
Directed by Jimmy Grimes

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf