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Little ones will love this Red Riding Hood pantomime




My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood begins at Lynn’s newest performing arts venue The Workshop in a week’s time.

Red is off to take cakes and sweets to her ill ‘Granma’ who lives far, far away in the enchanted woods.

On the way she meets a stranger who is very interested in Granma and all may not be quite as it seems...

Rob Gathercole
Rob Gathercole

Expect things to get a bit wild as All-In Productions and The Workshop in New Conduit Street give Little Red Riding Hood the My First Panto treatment this Christmas in an informal, family friendly experience.

Sat close to the action, babies can be fed, you can come and go as you like and make as much noise as you want. The only sound not allowed is shushing.

Musical director Rob Gathercole, who’s also playing Old Mother Hood and the Wolf, said: “There’s lots of joining-in for all the little ones who’ll help us tell the story. The audience will be all around the stage and it’s a brilliant way to keep the whole family entertained without the pressure of a more traditional theatre outing.

Jennifer Hough as Red Riding Hood. Photo: ANDI SPEY
Jennifer Hough as Red Riding Hood. Photo: ANDI SPEY

“There’s some fabulous live music played by our very talented cast, including my favourite, the sweetie song.”

My First audiences will recognise Rob from this summer’s big circus weekend in The Walks, and he added: “I haven’t been a dame since I did pantomimes with my old youth theatre group. Audiences will have a great time.”

Early years learning specialist Jennifer Hague is making her theatrical debut as Little Red Riding Hood. Playing Red’s sister Violet and their Granny is Lara Lewis.

Rob Gathercole as the Wolf. Picture: ANDI SPEY
Rob Gathercole as the Wolf. Picture: ANDI SPEY

List of performances: Monday, December 16-Sunday, December 29, 10.15am and 1.15pm.

Relaxed performance at 10.15am, Friday, December 20.

BSL (sign language) interpreted performance at 1.15pm, Friday, December 20.

Rob Gathercole
Rob Gathercole

Audio-described performance at 10.15am, Saturday, December 21.

Running time: 50-60 minutes. Tickets: £12.50 adults; £7.50 children; under 1s go free.



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