LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
A TRADITIONAL PANTOMIME AT TEATRU MANOEL
21 DECEMBER – 5 JANUARY 2013
SHOWS @ 3.00PM & 8.00PM
Following hot in the heels of its highly successful pantos Jack and the Beanstalk (2008), Aladdin (2009), and The Curse of Snow White (2012), the inimitable Masquerade is back once again with a hilarious Christmas offering as it brings Little Red Riding Hood & You Know Who to staged at the Manoel Theatre.
Set in a snow-blasted Northern landscape the story follows the adventure of the chief’s daughter Little Red Riding Hood who is sent by her mother to check in on her grandmother who lives alone in the middle of an enchanted forest. However, no thanks to the mischievous plans of an evil soothsayer, what starts off as a simple errand soon becomes a deadly adventure by the light of the full moon.
An eclectic cast of characters including the heroine’s ally Little Boy Blue, her larger than life relative Auntie Patka, her kooky grandmother, and a mysterious fairy set the scene for this unmissable tale of love, laughter and lycanthropy.
Written by Malcolm Galea and directed by anthony bezzina, Little Red Riding Hood & You Know Who will also have musical direction by Kevin Abela, choreography by Lee McCallion, and costumes by Ernest Camilleri. Additionally the pantomime will feature a star-studded cast of panto favourites led by Malcolm Galea as dame, and a whole host of other fantastic actors that will ensure that this year’s Christmas panto at the Manoel will be yet another testament to Masquerade Theatre Company’s reliably high standards.