RED RIDING HOOD (1 hour version)

by Colin Barrow

 

Sarah, Red Riding Hood, has her eighteenth birthday in a few days and Grandma has arranged for a special red cape to celebrate it. The cape is brought a few days prior to her birthday by Prince John. His family and Grandma Burkes family were once great friends. Unfortunately, time has depleted that friendship, so Grandma feels if Prince John delivers the cape, not only will the family friendship be reunited but maybe romance will ignite with Sarah.

Indigestion, the ugly Witch, envy’s Red Riding Hoods’ beauty and has plans to take that beauty for herself using a magic spell. With the help of Sylvester, the wolf, not only will she get rid of Grandma but Indigestion’s ugliness and Red Riding Hoods beauty will swap bodies. This leaves Sylvester to eat Grandma and Red Riding Hood instead of Indigestion’s awful disagreeable cooking.

Twinkle Toes, the fairy, does what fairies always do and stops this evil happening but not before plenty of fun has been had along the way. Within this web of storytelling, Senna Pod, a Gypsy, predicts the future and becomes sucked into this web of evil. Meanwhile, Wally Burke, Sarah’s brother, hasn’t a clue about what’s happening. Leaving Miss Flip and Miss Flop, two local gossips, who, instead of learning the plight of Red Riding Hood by tittle tattle, prefer to witness the events at first hand.

The final showdown happens in Grandmas bedroom, where Sylvester impersonates Grandma, then Red Riding Hood. Needless to say, it all goes wrong and Indigestion becomes no more. Sylvester, becomes an affectionate pet for Grandma to keep her company as Red Riding Hood agrees to marry Prince John, who one day will be King. The finale walk-down scene sees Red Riding Hood wearing her glittering new cape given by Grandma to  celebrate her eighteenth birthday.

 

CHARACTERS

Red Riding Hood…………………….…….Principal girl

Prince John……………………….……….Principal boy

Grandma Burke.…………………..……………….Dame

Wally Burke………………………………………..Comic

Miss Flip……………………………………Comedy part

Miss Flop…………………………………..Comedy part

Senna Pod…………………………….…….…….Gypsy

Twinkle Toes………………………………………..Fairy

Sylvester……………………………………………..Wolf

Indigestion……………………………..……….…..Witch

Chorus if you have one, or four to cast as gypsies

 

RUNNING TIME

50 -60 MINUTES

 

PREVIEW

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