Little Red and the Wolves

There once was a girl... and a wolf

Scarlett leaves her tiny village behind and heads for the bright lights of the big city, but something follows her, something big and hungry. Could there be wolves in the city? She sees them everywhere but no-one else seems to notice; perhaps because they wear three-piece suits and smoke cigars. Oh no, these are not the wolves you find in the forest, these are very, very different and very, very dangerous…

James doesn’t understand why he’s so tired. He goes to     bed early every night, but each morning he wakes up feeling as if he has spent the night-time running through the streets. James grew up in the big city, but now longs to be in the forest. He doesn’t know why, but when the moon is full he feels different…

Another innovative and highly entertaining family show from Proteus

- Bryn Strudwick - The Basingstoke Gazette

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Little Red Riding Hood is a classic cautionary tale concerning the dangers of finding ones’ independence in the world and recognising that negotiating the woods of your teenage years is an eternally difficult prospect.

There is a saying that “A gentleman is simply a patient wolf”. Director Mary Swan used this as her inspiration when creating this interpretation of the classic fairytale. The late fifties/early sixties period of the rat pack and the heyday of big band jazz has long been a fascination for Mary, and has informed the aesthetic and soundtrack of the show. This show looks at the story from a slightly different perspective; not all wolves are bad, and almost certainly the wolf in ‘Red Riding Hood’ is a werewolf due to his description and behaviour; so what if the hero of the piece was a young werewolf looking to find his own place in the world?

Stunning puppets from Nick Ash, designed by Sam Pine and original music from Paul Wild. This production breathes new life into a classic, encapsulating our modern society.

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