Once upon a time there lived a little village girl, the most beautiful girl you have ever seen...
Full of theatrical magic and musical invention, six musicians have fun with the classic cautionary tale, Georges Aperghis, one of music theatre's great innovators, puts transformation at the heart of the Little Red Riding Hood story in this music theatre fantasy for everyone from age 9 upwards.
Complicite founder Annabel Arden directs The Continuum Ensemble in this UK premiere, following their successful collaboration on Aperghis' early work Recitations and Conversations performed at the South Bank Centre.
"Lively and subtle as well as mysterious, Georges Aperghis' simplicity cuts to the heart of the story through theatrical poetry. A little chamber gem, full of fantasy."
"It's poetic, alive, humorous and dynamic. If Aperghis seems to take the story apart, it is in order to put it back together."
Music: Georges Apherghis
Text: English, from the original French by Charles Perrault
Musical Director: Philip Headlam
Director: Annabel Arden
Lighting Design: Giuseppe Di Iorio
The Continuum Ensemble: