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If Opera: Little Red Riding Hood

August 25 at 14:00 - 14:45

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Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood
Music by Paul Patterson
Text adapted from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes by Donald Sturrock

Wolves aren’t always as clever as they think they are…

Little Red Riding Hood, from Roald Dahl’s wicked Revolting Rhymes, is brought to life in this sparkling musical adaptation by composer Paul Patterson. Join the Bristol Ensemble’s wind quintet and piano on a magical narrated journey through the Enchanted Forest with our heroine, Little Red Riding Hood, and one slightly dim wolf, whose dastardly deeds are thwarted at every turn by a cast of quirky characters.

Although ideal for 4- to 11-year-olds, it is also a sharply funny and inspiring treat for adults too. Soprano and vocal animateur Lynsey Docherty narrates this hilarious twist on the fairy-tale classic. It’s a short burst of pure magic that never fails to entertain, and a wonderful way to introduce budding musicians to the instruments of the orchestra.

Bring a picnic to enjoy before the show, treat yourself to an ice cream from Garbanzo’s and go on your own fairy tale adventure as you explore the secret pathways, hidden grotto and landscaped lawns of Belcombe Court’s glorious gardens, which are rarely open to the public.

There will be two performances of Little Red Riding Hood, the second will be BSL interpreted and a relaxed performance.

At this performance, we welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including those with hearing impairments who require British Sign Language interpretation.

£11 – £19

Tickets available from Bath Box Office online or by phone on 01225 463 362.

Sunday 25 August

Performance 1:
12.45pm Gardens open for picnics and exploring
2pm Performance starts

Performance 2 (BSL interpreted and relaxed performance):
3.15pm Gardens open for picnics and exploring
4.30pm Performance starts

Approximate running time: 45 minutes

Most suitable for ages 4-11 years old
Children under 3 go free when sharing a seat

No dogs are permitted, except for assistance dogs


Belcombe Court
Belcombe Road
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LZ United Kingdom
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