LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

 

Music by Paul Patterson

Text adapted by Donald Sturrock

For narrator/s with symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, symphonic wind band and other arrangements

36 Minutes

Published by Josef Weinberger

"This lyrical and witty music.... gave the day's broadcasts a touch of appealing originality that deserved boasting about."
Robert Maycock, The Independent

"Roald Dahl understood what made children tick, so I reckon he would have approved of this stunning adaptation of his Little Red Riding Hood...Unmissable!"
Daily Mail

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Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Little Red Riding Hood - Ballet Cymru
Dame Julie Walters and Benjamin Luxon
Roodkapje - Orkest van het Oosten
Roodkapje - NedPho

Since its premiere in 1992 with the LPO and Franz Welser-Möst, (3 sold-out performances at the Royal Festival Hall), Little Red Riding Hood has played to packed houses all over the world. In 1996, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra presented it to 20,000 children. 

"Using a combination of balletic choreography and animatronic techniques, director Donald Sturrock has made a beautiful adaptation of Dahl's wickedly witty version of the familiar tale."
The Observer

"The woodland sets were beautifully created... Franz Welser-Most steered the London Philharmonic through Paul Patterson's wonderful score."
Matthew Bond, The Times

"Hilarious and great fun."
News of the World

"Danny DeVito's voiceover strikes just the right balance between cuddly humour and wickedness.. the animal masks are hugely expressive. Should appeal just as much to adults as to kids."
Time Out

ORCHESTRATIONS

Narrator + Orchestra (Family or Children's concerts)

Narrator (1-3) + Symphony Orchestra:

2(2dbl Picc).2.2.2/4.2.3.1/3Perc/Hp/Strings

 

Also available in the following arrangements:

Chamber Orchestra. Opus 73b

Symphonic Wind Band. Opus 73c

Narrator (1-3) and Solo Piano. Opus 73d

Narrator and 11 instruments. Opus 73e

Wind Quintet and Piano. Opus 73f

 

Little Red Riding Hood Song Book, Opus 77

(For SSA Chorus and Piano)

TRANSLATIONS

German, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Welsh, Finnish

 

TEACHER'S PACK & EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

LPO and  LSO Teachers’ Packs

A and C Black Schools Musical

 

For more about Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes:

http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/1980s/revolting-rhymes

PERFORMANCES

WORLD PREMIERE

London Philharmonic Orchestra/Welser-Möst,

Royal Festival Hall, 1992

 

Since 1992 every major UK orchestra has performed Little Red Riding Hood.

 

It has been recorded three times, one of which was a performance starring Dame Julie Walters, Ian Holm and Danny DeVito, who also appeared in an award-winning BBC television film of the piece, directed by Donald Sturrock and with choreography by Matthew Bourne.

RECORDINGS

London Philharmonic / Welser-Möst

BIT 20 Ensemble / Bergby

LPO / David Angus

BBC FILM OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 

Dir: Donald Sturrock 

Choreographer: Matthew Bourne

 

ENSEMBLE 360 & POLLY IVES