This weekend we are starting our Christmas treats off we a trip to Nottingham Lakeside Arts to see their Fantastical Fairytale – Red Riding Hood and we are really looking forward to it.
We have been gifted a family ticket to the Press performance tomorrow. The show is running from Monday 10 to Sunday 30 December.
“Once upon a time there was a young girl who went to spend the night at Grandma’s house… and her little brother came too. She just wanted to go to sleep but he was excited and wouldn’t settle down. To help lull him to sleep, the young girl promised to tell her brother a story. But when you start acting out your favourite fairy tale, who knows what’s in store?!”
From the Olivier Award-winning children’s writer Mike Kenny this adaptation of the classic children’s tale returns to Lakeside Arts this Christmas. It promises to be a lot of fun with enchanting music and songs from Julian Butler (Charlie and Lola)!
It sounds like a perfect family afternoon out as the show is aimed at children aged 5 years old and above and families.
Lakeside first co-presented Red Riding Hood and after being on tour nationally for 7 years, this enchanting show is back with its wonderful mix of imaginative storytelling and catchy songs. Mike Kenny is one of Britain’s leading writers, specialising in young people’s theatre. He is the recipient of the Olivier
Award for his The Railway Children, Time Out Critics Choice – Best Children’s Play for Diary of an Action Man and Arts Council England’s Children’s Award for Playwriting for Children.
In 2013 the University of Nottingham honoured him with the title Doctor of Letters for his work. Matt Aston’s directorial credits include Touched (featuring Vicky McClure) by Stephen Lowe for Nottingham Playhouse; Snow White by Mike Kenny in association with Lip Service Theatre Company and Seance on A Sunday Afternoon (Premiere) by Stephen Lowe for Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
The cast consists of two fantastic actors, Annie Kirkman and Adam Ryan, who will play the parts of the brother and sister. The creative team includes designer Laura McEwen, lighting designer Richard Statham, musical director / composer Julian Butler (Charlie and Lola, choreography by Claire Cunningham and graphic designer Ruth Disney.
We are really looking forward to having a watch tomorrow and will tell you all about it once we have been!
Tickets can be booked online at www.lakesidearts.org.uk/redridinghood or via the Lakeside Box Office on 0115 846 7777.