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
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!"
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 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."
Narrator + Orchestra (Family or Children's concerts)
Narrator (1-3) + Symphony Orchestra:
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)
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:
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.
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