LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Published by Josef Weinberger
Music by Paul Patterson
Text Adapted by Donald Sturrock
Since its premiere in 1992 with the LPO and Franz Welser-Möst, (3 sold-out performances at the Royal Festival Hall), LRRH has played to packed houses all over the world. In 1996, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra presented it to 20,000 children.
"This lyrical and witty music.... gave the day's broadcasts a touch of appealing originality that deserved boasting about."
Robert Maycock, The Independent
"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."
"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!"
German, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Welsh, Finnish
London Philharmonic / Welser-Möst
BIT 20 Ensemble / Bergby
LPO / David Angus
Teacher’s Pack and Educational Support
LPO and LSO Teachers’ Packs
A and C Black Schools Musical
For more about Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes:
Narrator + Orchestra (Family or Children's concerts)
Symphony Orchestra. Narrator (1-3)/2(2dbl Picc).2.2.2/188.8.131.52/3Perc/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)
"Hilarious and great fun."
News of the World
"The woodland sets were beautifully created... Franz Welser-Most steered the London Philharmonic through Paul Patterson's wonderful score."
Matthew Bond, The Times
"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."
BBC FILM OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Dir: Donald Sturrock
Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
ENSEMBLE 360 & POLLY IVES
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 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.
In the last year, there have been performances in Tasmania, Singapoore, Candada and the UK.