About Red Riding Hood

Monday 13th February 2012

Little Red Riding Hood
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At the Little Angel Theatre, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary, I saw a beautiful puppet play, Red Riding Hood. Produced by Norwich Puppet Theatre, the piece retells the familiar story with some interesting plot twists, one of which involves a central character doing a poo (a very popular moment for the kids in the audience). The puppets were lovely, with the wolf a particularly impressive and hairy individual, while Red Riding Hood is a charmingly small, fragile yet clever creation. The show is devised, designed and directed by Peter O’Rourke, and represents a delightful reimagining of a traditional tale. With a pair of washerwomen and a cuddly grannie, this is a humorous and thoroughly entertaining show. Magic.

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