WHO’S still afraid of the big bad wolf?

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf written by Jon Barton will be performed at Forest Arts Centre on Sunday 4 February at 2.30 pm.

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf is a wonderful, Roald Dahl-inspired retelling of an old familiar classic.

The show is a forty-five minute one-woman performance with a brand-new take on the traditional children’s tale. What if the wolf wasn’t bad after all? What if they got it wrong?

Themed around the idea of living together and loving each other and ‘never judge a book by its cover’, the narrator, a ‘little girl’ called Robyn played by the very talented Charlotte Croft, gives an alternative twist on the popular story.

In this version the wolf is sad, alone and lost in the woods, having fallen asleep and been left behind by his pack. He isn’t big or bad. In fact, he’s rather shy and he definitely won’t gobble up your grandma. On the other hand, Little Red Riding Hood isn’t sweet and good and neither is her grandma. Trying to trap the wolf so that they can barbecue him for tea, they cruelly hatch a plan to kill him whilst pretending to help him find his family.

With a comic edge, catchy tunes and an uplifting ending, the performance breathes new life into this popular fairy tale. Recommended age 7+ - adult

Helen Cundy, Director of New Milton’s Forest Arts Centre told us:

“Red Riding Hood and the Wolf is a stunning performance that has something that will speak to everyone. Join us at the Forest to enjoy a new spin on this classic story and to see a show that is imaginative, charming & poignant.”

Tickets cost £7 each and £25 for a family of four. They can be booked online at www.forest-arts.co.uk or via the venue’s Box Office by calling 01425 612393.