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REVIEW: Little Red Riding Hood, King's Lynn Workshop

I don’t normally review pantos for the under sevens and their parents, but I could not resist attending one of the first productions at the new King’s Lynn Workshop, now housed in the old RBS building in the Vancouver Centre, opposite the new H&M store.

The production was of an interactive panto for the under seven’s that retold the Red Riding Hood story in a relaxed way, where the audience, sitting round the edge of the venue could interact with the characters and enjoy the music, jokes and unfolding plot.

All-In Productions and The Workshop cooperated in the joint My First Production performance, and all present enjoyed the professional acting, singing and musicianship of Jennifer Hague (Little Red), Rob Gathercole ( Mum/Wolf), and Lara Lewis (Violet /Granny).

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

The show was directed by Daniel Burgess. The cast made best use of the modest props available and the costumes and music were well up to standard.

The children, (some perhaps a little overawed), seemed to be entranced with the entertainment.

The Lynn Workshop is part of the Garage Trust and it is hoped that Theatre, Music and Dance and the arts in general, tailored to the of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Community, can be practised and enjoyed at this new local base.

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

Performances of the show continue until December 29. The start times are 10.15am and 1.15pm. For further details contact: 01553 277919.

Andy Tyler.

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