Red Riding Hood and The Wolf at HOME

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Courtesy Little Angel Theatre / Ellie Kurttz

Red Riding Hood and The Wolf at HOME Manchester, Manchester 7 — 30 December 2017 Tickets from £6.50 — Book now

After a sell-out Christmas show last year with Wow! Said The Owl, maestros of mind-blowing puppet theatre Little Angel are back at HOME with a new version of Little Red Riding Hood where the Wolf and a child’s eye view of independent thinking are the stars.

Aimed at age six and upwards (but totally suitable and scarily relevant for a bit of grown up escapism too) jump into the imagination of Robyn who can’t relate to the traditional cautionary tale and creates a new version instead. In this new world, the gentle wolf (who has strayed from the path and lost his friends) has a broken heart and opens up the possibility that there is always another side to a story.

Little Angel Theatre experiences are hinged on signature traits of the most talented acting, technical skill, breath-taking set design and special effects it’s possible to experience – but in all the good (low tech not ostentatious) ways.  Expect music, mischief and the unexpected in this solo show as Robyn creates a new, magical reality.

Courtesy Little Angel Theatre / Ellie Kurttz

We love that this show deals with all the big things for little people –friendship, what you personally accept as right or wrong, handling prejudice and how we can tell stories to understand the world around us.

Director Jimmy Grimes says “Robyn is the kind of girl I’d like to have hung out with as a kid, she’s creative, a bit of a rule breaker and bursting with ideas”. It’s exciting and empowering at a time of traditional Christmas dirge to experience a family show which turns pre-conceived “truths” on their head and celebrates and encourages creative spirits.

We can live in hope it will encourage homemade make-believe and independent thought to live on … until the end of the Christmas hols at least.

Red Riding Hood and The Wolf at HOME Manchester, Manchester 7 — 30 December 2017 Tickets from £6.50 Book now

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Where to go near Red Riding Hood and The Wolf at HOME

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
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The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

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Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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