Engine House in association with Lakeside Arts
Red Riding Hood
by Mike Kenny
Once upon a time there was a young girl who went to spend the night at Grandma’s house… and her little brother came too. She just wanted to go to sleep but he was excited and wouldn’t settle down. To help lull him to sleep, the young girl promised to tell her brother a story. But when you start acting out your favourite fairy tale, who knows what’s in store?!
It’s never too early to book to bring your students to see a fantastic show this Christmas, Engine House’s adaptation of the much-loved Red Riding Hood. Lakeside’s associations with Engine House go back to 2010 when director Matt Aston delighted audiences with his production of Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley (adapted by Mike Kenny). In 2011 we first co-presented Red Riding Hood and after being on tour nationally for 7 years, this enchanting show is back with its wonderful mix of imaginative storytelling and Julian Butler’s catchy songs.
Mike Kenny is one of Britain’s leading writers, specialising in young people’s theatre. He is the recipient of the Olivier Award for his The Railway Children, Time Out Critics Choice – Best Children’s Play for Diary of an Action Man and Arts Council England’s Children’s Award for Playwriting for Children. In 2013 the University of Nottingham honoured him with the title Doctor of Letters for his work.
This classic story will lend itself to many wrap around activities for the classroom, and if you are amongst the first eight schools to book, we will offer a free interactive theatre and storytelling session at your school.
Tickets are just £7.50 if you book and pay before 31 July and £8 each if you book and pay before 30 September. To book please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 846 7777 and quote ‘Red Riding Hood Early Bird.’ Tickets after 30 September will be £8.50. School groups receive one free ticket for a teacher or carer for every nine tickets purchased.
Schools performances of Red Riding Hood will be on:
Monday 10 – Thursday 13 December 10.30am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 December 10.30am & 1.30pm
Friday 21 December 2pm – BSL Interpreted performance
Suitable for ages 5+