Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
Sat 14-Fri 29 Dec
The Performances For The Curious theatre season at the Wales Millennium Centre includes Red, a family-friendly play which asks its audience to take a second look at the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Featuring original songs in a rock style, it reflects upon contemporary themes, such as rewilding, in a way that aims to encourage children to be courageous.
The play is a co-production between WMC and Likely Story, an inventive theatre company with Ellen Groves and Helen Anderson as its co-directors. It’s directed by Hannah McPake, a Welsh actress and theatre maker. Inspired by local myth, historical characters and the work of Roald Dahl, McPake – who has appeared in productions of King Lear, Macbeth and others for National Theatre Wales and Shakespeare’s Globe, as well as on TV in Trollied and youth drama Skins – is, according to her website, “drawn to stories from the wrong side of the tracks” and given to reinterpreting well-known material with a dark twist.
Building on our current appetite for dark fairytales, her latest work is the perfect addition to this year’s season of unique, offbeat productions.
Tickets: £10. Info: 029 2063 6464 / www.wmc.org.uk (JP)