Written and Directed by Toby Hulse | Music by Robin Hemmings | Produced by Roustabout Theatre | Commissioned by ARC Stockton Arts Centre and Barnsley Civic | Supported by Arts Council England

Nothing’s quite what you’d expect in the deep, dark woods. Little Red Riding Hood is no longer little, she no longer wears a hood and she wants to be called by her real name. She’s questioning everything. And so are Mother, the Woodcutter and even the Wolf!

A playful and mischievous retelling of the familiar fairy tale, with original songs and signature Roustabout silliness, that dares you to step off the path and write your own story. 

What would you do if you could?  

Suitable for everyone aged 4+

Tour Dates

Sun 8 (11:30am & 2pm) –  Cambridge Junction, Cambridge Book Tickets
Sun 14 (11am & 2pm) – Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London. Coming Soon
Sun 15 (11am & 2pm*) – arts depot, North Finchley, London (2pm show – BSL interpreted). Coming Soon
Sat 21 (11:30am & 3pm*) – the egg, Bath. (*3pm show – BSL interpreted) Book Tickets
Sun 22 (11:30am & 3pm) – the egg, Bath. Book Tickets
Sat 28 (1pm & 3pm) –  Lighthouse, Poole. Coming Soon
Sun 29 (1pm & 3pm) – The Lowry, Salford. Book Tickets

Sat 5 (11am & 2pm) – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol. Book Tickets
Sun 6 (11am & 2pm) – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol. Book Tickets
Sat 12 (11am & 2pm) – Grand Junction, London. Coming Soon
Sat 19 (11am & 2pm) – Taunton Brewhouse, Taunton. Book Tickets
Sun 20 (2:30pm) – Valley Arts Centre, Somerset. Coming Soon
Tue 22 – ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees. Coming Soon
Sat 26 (11am & 2pm) – Front Room Theatre, Weston-super-Mare. Coming Soon
Tue 29 (11am & 2pm) – Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne. Book Tickets
Thu 31 (11:30am & 2:30pm) – Barnsley Civic, Barnsley. Coming Soon

Fri 1 (11:30am & 2:30pm) – Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth. Book Tickets
Sat 2 – Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport. Coming Soon

Developing the show

The show was developed in close collaboration with Y1 and Y2 children in Stockton-on-Tees and Barnsley.  

Their voices, opinions and questions helped to shape the narrative, and contribute directly to character development, script and song lyrics, helping us to create a show that is universally appealing to family audiences, and guaranteed to spark some important conversations. 


Adapted & Produced by Roustabout Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England


Claire – Genevieve Sabherwal
Dave – Robin Hemmings
Sue – Shaelee Rooke

Creative Team

Writer and Director – Toby Hulse
Designer – Vicky Andrews
Composer and Musical Director – Robin Hemmings
Lighting Designer – Joe Price
Assistant Director – Lauren Carter
Stage Manager – Hannah Lipton

Produced by Roustabout Theatre
Commissioned by ARC Stockton and Barnsley Civic
Supported by Arts Council England