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Little Red and The Big Bad Wolf

Event organized by Z-arts

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Ages 5+

A Unity Theatre and Action Transport Theatre production in association with Z-arts and The Brewery, Kendal.

Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins including an interval


A small figure sets off, with red cloak and hood
to grandmas they go, the other side of the woods

Do not stop to smell the flowers, or sing to the birds
or climb a tall tree, remember these words…

Do not leave the path, for you’d make a tasty treat!
For the hungriest wolf of all, who is ready to eat!

Join us this Christmas for a bold and highly theatrical re-telling of the well-known classic tale packed with music, dance and song.

The production explores the thrill of adventure and unknown versus the safety and familiarity of the path and how irresistible straying can be, as well as the tension between mankind and nature. Are the wolves really the villains in a world where the woodcutter is destroying the forest? And is Grandma the trophy hunter really sick?

“Perfectly formed… recaptures the art of sharing folktales by the fireside” – The Stage

“A witty and intelligent production that engages adult and child alike” – The Reviews Hub

“Handing out biscuits at the end which the Grandma had made gave it a real festive vibe” – North West End

“The perfect way to see in the beginning of the festive season, portraying forgiveness and the coming together of family. A great family outing for all ages to enjoy.” – North West End

There will be an interval with an opportunity to buy drinks, ice creams and show merchandise. Interval refreshments can be pre-ordered before the performances start at the Café.


In true Z-arts style we will be running free Art Cart activities for all ticket holders. There will be arts and crafts in the Z-arts Cafe before all performances for children of all ages, so bring along your siblings, parents and grandparents for a day out at Z-arts.


All children will receive a free Little Red Goody bag containing creative arts activities, little red stickers and a chance to win lucky dip prizes!

Public Performances

Friday 8 December 7pm

Saturday 9 December 11am (Relaxed performance) & 2.30pm – Learn More about relaxed performances at Z-arts

Sunday 10 December 11am & 2.30pm

Friday 15 December 7pm (BSL Integrated) – watch the video for the BSL integrated performance

Saturday 16 December 11am & 2.30pm