Little Red Riding Hood ready to tour Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Little Red Riding Hood ready to tour Solihull

Solihull Editorial 12th Jan, 2024 Updated: 12th Jan, 2024   0

YOUNG theatre goers can watch Birmingham Rep’s Little Red Riding Hood as it tours the region.

The show, aimed at three to six year olds, is set to visit 26 community venues and libraries between January 16 to February 2.

Tickets will be free or at low cost thanks to the generous support of the Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Arts Council England.

Little Red Riding Hood takes the audience on an exciting adventure, which sees Red and her Nana outwit the Big Bad Wolf through being brave, kind and a little bit chatty.

CBeebies presenter Nisha Anil plays Nana.

The role of Red is played by Siobhan Cha Cha and joining them as the Wolf/Robin is actor and musician Ben Simon.

Little Red Riding Hood is also a Green Book sustainably made theatre production. Green Book productions are part of a theatre industry initiative to tackle climate change from waste reduction to printing posters on recycled paper.

Director of Little Red Riding Hood, Caroline Wilkes, said: “We are truly thrilled to extend the enchantment of this magical production to a wider audience of young children across the West Midlands beyond our successful run at The Rep.

“We’re delighted that hundreds more children can relish the joy of live theatre, perhaps marking the beginning of a lifelong love for the performing arts, a gift they might not have encountered otherwise.”

Little Red Riding Hood will be in Solihull from January 19 at:

Shard End Library in January 19 at 11am and 1.30pm

Acocks Green Library on January 24 at 11am and 1.30pm

Chelmsley Wood Library on January 31 at 11am and 1.30pm

Castle Bromwich Library on February 1 at 1.30pm

Hobs Moat Library on February 2 at 11am and 1.30pm

The Core Library on February 3 at 11am and 1.30pm

Balsall Common Library on February 6 at 11am.

The re-telling of the fairytale, presented by Birmingham Rep and the Library of Birmingham, is directed by Rep Associate Artist Caroline Wilkes and written by Katherine Chandler, who also directed and wrote last year’s family favourite Jack and The Magic Beanstalk.

Claire Cochrane from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust said; “The Sir Barry Jackson Trust is committed to the enrichment of the community experience of live theatre in all its diversity.

“We are delighted to support this hugely enjoyable and fun retelling of a much-loved fairy tale, which will enthral young children and their families.

“We’re especially proud that the show is a Green Book production, with sustainability at the heart of its set design.”



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