Image of man in woods with umbrella for Opera Season 2005

Almeida Opera 2005 Little Red Riding Hood

by Georges Aperghis
Ticket prices: £6 - £16
Wed 6 Jul 2005 - Thu 7 Jul 2005

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."

Liberation

 

"It's poetic, alive, humorous and dynamic. If Aperghis seems to take the story apart, it is in order to put it back together."

Le Figaro

 

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:

Neyire Ashworth

Nell Catchpole

Philip Headlam

Ingrid Laubrock

Ian Stuart

Cassie Yakuwa

Arts Council England ASP Group