It’s Christmas time and Chelsea Theatre are hosting Little Red Riding Hood from Wednesday 30 November – Saturday 24 December at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm.
This traditional tale with a twist is presented by Infinite Magic Productions and the award-winning creative team of writer Mike Kenny and director Owen Calvert-Lyons.
Nominated for Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People (aged 0-7)
Little Red Riding Hood is a fast paced two-hander where Grandma’s house makes funny noises and there is dangerous anticipation of big hungry wolves that might swallow you down in one gulp. Set in a secluded forest and featuring a whiskery Grandma, special pies and smelly fur coats, this production is ideal for children over 4 years old and great fun for grown-ups.
Little Red Riding Hood is written by Olivier award-winning Mike Kenny with original songs by Simon Slater. The production is directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons and stars Lorna Jinks and Peter Hoggart.
Lorna Jinks trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her theatre credits include performances at the Pleasance and Tristan Bates Theatres, and as Nurse Audrey in the BBC drama The Best of Men. Peter Hoggart’s theatre work includes: 1001 Nights (The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Stop! You’re Killing Me! (Soho Theatre), A Fistful of Spaghetti (Leicester Square Theatre).
Director Owen Calvert-Lyons was nominated for Best Director Off West End Award for I am a Camera (Cornelius Cook). Other theatre credits include: Across The Dark Water, Jack and Pinocchio (The Berry Theatre); Around the World in Eighty Days, Boy with a Suitcase and Walking the Tightrope (Arcola Theatre). Owen is currently Head of Theatre and Artist Development at Ovalhouse Theatre. This year he set up Infinite Magic theatre company to create beautifully staged productions and adventures of the imagination. Prior to this he was Artistic Director of The Point and The Berry Theatres in Hampshire as well as director of the Eastleigh Unwrapped outdoor festival.
As a composer Simon Slater’s music has been played all over the UK including the award winning Constellations (Duke of Yorks theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Globe Theatre); Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre) and The BFG (Octagon Bolton). Simon has appeared in many well known TV dramas including Inspector Morse, Hotel Babylon, Monarch of the Glen and Spooks.
Chelsea Theatre is a contemporary performance space and community hub which combines artistic excellence and community participation. As a performance space, the venue is dedicated to commissioning, producing and presenting innovative artists and to promoting family theatre locally, nationally and internationally.
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Little Red Riding Hood will be performed from Wednesday 30 November – Saturday 24 December Tuesday – Friday:10am & 12noon, Saturday/Sunday: 11am & 2pm. BSL interpreted performances Thursday 8 at 12pm and Sat 10 Dec at 2pm. Tickets are £9. Box office 020 7352 1967 www.chelseatheatre.org.uk Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, London, SW10 0DR