Traditionally Christmas is the season of Panto but The Company of Four based in Woodbridge are busy rehearsing for their Family Pantomime, Little Red Riding Hood taking place at The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge during February Half Term – Oh yes they are!
Oliver Fosker has not only written but is directing this brand new production, his first for the company Oliver said, “It has been an absolute pleasure being able to produce and direct this year’s production, an amazing experience I shall always remember. Putting on a panto of this scale is no small task – I started writing the script back in March, auditions were held in October and the whole cast started rehearsing at the beginning of November”
This production of Little Red Riding Hood is a traditional one suitable for all ages and tells the story of Lucy (Little Red Riding Hood) who visits her sick Grandma in her cottage in the Forest, her aunt Ophelia Bapps, runs the town bakery with her son Arthur ‘Brain’ Bapps who get into trouble with three local Rent Collectors. It is whilst visiting her Grandma that Lucy comes face to face with the Wiley Wolf. Whilst out collecting sticks for the fire Lucy stumbles upon a handsome Woodcutter called Tom who, with the help of the Fairies, defeats the Wolf and they all live Happily Ever After.
The Company of Four always put on a fabulous show with plenty of laughs, singing, dancing and an amazing array of costumes – this is a must if you like to cheer the Goodies and boo the Baddies and shout out ‘He’s behind you!’
• Tickets are available by contacting the Box Office on 01394 382174 or by visiting www.theriverside.co.uk