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Little Red Riding Hood Artwork. Image shows the back of Little Red Riding Hood who is wearing her red coat and a blue rucksack. She is stood on a dark blue scooter on a winding path. She is looking towards a yellow house with a wreath on its door at the end of the path. There is snow and colourful fairy-lights on the house. In the foreground of the image, behind a tree, is the Big Bad Wolf who is wearing a pink coat and is looking at Little Red Riding hood. There is smoke coming out of the chimney and the text in the smoke reads “Little Red Riding Hood: A magical fairy tale treat for Christmas”.

Little Red Riding Hood Tour

We’re thrilled to announce that our highly successful production of  Little Red Riding Hood will tour to 26 community venues and libraries across Birmingham and the West Midlands during January and February.

Audiences have been loving this charming re-telling of the famous fairytale, which ends at The Rep on Sat 6 Jan. The tour, presented by Birmingham Rep and the Library of Birmingham, gives more people the opportunity to see the show beyond its run here, which started on Thu 7 Dec last year.

Tickets will be free or at low cost thanks to the generous support of the Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Arts Council England.

The production is directed by Rep Associate Artist Caroline Wilkes and written by Katherine Chandler, who also directed and wrote last year’s family favourite Jack and The Magic Beanstalk, making it another Rep Original that has been created especially for children aged three to six years old (and their grown-ups).

Ben Simon as Robin, Siobhan Cha Cha as Red, and Nisha Anil as Nana in Little Red Riding Hood. Robin is stood at the front wearing a blue corduroy jacket and is singing to the audience whilst holding a violin. Red is kneeling on a bed and smiling whilst looking out to the audience. She is wearing light blue dungarees and a red t-shirt. Nana is in the background speaking to the audience on the side. She is wearing a blue trousers and a lilac tabard.

Photography by Graeme Braidwood

Robert Bruce, Chief Executive Officer of Smethwick’s Dorothy Parkes Centre, added:

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is delighted to be hosting another Birmingham Rep production. Following on from last year’s sell-out for Jack and the Magic Beanstalk, this year we will welcome Little Red Riding Hood and we are all looking forward to enjoying this show and banishing the winter blues.

This is a great opportunity to bring a high quality show to Smethwick for families who may be facing a cost of living crisis and it gives young children a chance to experience theatre at a young age. We are extremely grateful to The Rep and The Sir Barry Jackson Trust for providing us with this opportunity.”

Director of Little Red Riding HoodCaroline Wilkes, said:

We are truly thrilled to extend the enchantment of this magical production to a wider audience of young children across the West Midlands beyond our successful run at The Rep.

We’re delighted that hundreds more children can relish the joy of live theatre, perhaps marking the beginning of a lifelong love for the performing arts, a gift they might not have encountered otherwise.”

Little Red Riding Hood takes the audience on an exciting adventure, which sees Red and her Nana outwit the Big Bad Wolf through being brave, kind and a little bit chatty!

Siobhan Cha Cha as Red and Ben Simon as the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Red is standing in the front of the stage holding a wicker basket and looking at the audience. Behind her is the Wolf who is hiding behind the bed looking at Red. Red is wearing a red cape and blue dungarees. The Wolf is wearing a fur wolf costume.

Photography by Graeme Braidwood

CBeebies presenter Nisha Anil plays Nana. The role of Red is played by Siobhan Cha Cha and joining them as the Wolf/Robin is actor and musician Ben Simon.

Little Red Riding Hood is also a Green Book sustainably made theatre production. Green Book productions are part of a theatre industry initiative to tackle climate change from waste reduction to printing posters on recycled paper.

Claire Cochrane from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust said“The Sir Barry Jackson Trust is committed to the enrichment of the community experience of live theatre in all its diversity. We are delighted to support this hugely enjoyable and fun retelling of a much-loved fairy tale, which will enthral young children and their families. We’re especially proud that the show is a Green Book production, with sustainability at the heart of its set design.”

Siobhan Cha Cha (playing Red),Nisha Anil (playing Nana) and Ben Simon (playing Robin) are standing performing Little Red Riding Hood on stage. Red is is looking upwards at Robin's big green umbrella. Robin is smiling and looking at Red. Nana is lying on a red, blue and yellow bed watching red. She is wearing light blue dungarees and a red t-shirt. Nana is wearing a blue trousers and a lilac tabard. Robin is wearing a green corduroy jacket and brown trousers.

The Little Red Riding Hood set has been constructed to minimise its carbon footprint. A large portion of the wooden elements were made using offcuts from other Birmingham Rep productions, including Sinatra The Musical and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and leftover paint has been used to reduce waste.

In addition to the tour, a number of the venues and libraries will be offering a workshop that explores the production with its creatives. Please check with the individual venues as to which ones are hosting a workshop.

Tour Schedule

Supported by the Sir Barry Jackson Trust


Location Date Time
Legacy Centre of Excellence Tue 16 Jan 11am
Welcome Change Community Centre Tue 23 Jan 11am


Location Date Time
Sense TouchBase Pears Tue 13 Feb 11am/1.30pm
Jubilee Park Community Centre, Bangladeshi Women’s Association Wed 14 Feb 11am
Chinnbrook Children’s Centre Thu 15 Feb 2pm
West Heath Community Centre Fri 16 Feb 11am/1.30pm
Dorothy Parkes Centre Sat 17 Feb 3pm
Supported by Arts Council England


Location Date Time
Ward End Library Wed 17 Jan 11.30am
Shard End Library Fri 19 Jan 11am/1.30pm
Northfield Library Sat 20 Jan 11am/1.30pm
Acocks Green Library Wed 24 Jan 11am/1.30pm
Perry Common Library Thu 25 Jan 11am/1.30pm
Sutton Coldfield Library Fri 26 Jan 11am/1.30pm [Schools’ Performances]
South Yardley Library Sat 27 Jan 11am/1.30pm
Handsworth Library Tue 30 Jan 11.30am
Chelmsley Wood Library Wed 31 Jan 11am/1.30pm


Location Date Time
Castle Bromwich Library Thu 1 Feb 11am/1.30pm [Schools’ Performances]
Hobs Moat Library Fri 2 Feb 11am/1.30pm
The Core Library Sat 3 Feb 11am/1.30pm
Balsall Common Library Tue 6 Feb 11am
Coventry Central Library Wed 7 Feb 11am/1.30pm
Tile Hill Library Thu 8 Feb 10.45am
Allesley Park Library Thu 8 Feb 2.15pm
Stoke Library Fri 9 Feb 11am/1.30pm
Foleshill Library Sat 10 Feb 10.45am
Bell Green Library Sat 10 Feb 2.15pm

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