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Roger Hall’s Red Riding Hood - The Pantomime

PRESS RELEASE The SOVEREIGN Season of

Roger Hall’s RED Riding Hood
The Pantomime

Songs by Paul Jenden and Michael Nicholas Williams

Directed by Susan Wilson

WHAT A BIG SMILE YOU’LL HAVE…

Circa’s fabulous Christmas panto is back! The team that brought you Cinderella, Aladdin, and Jack & the Beanstalk returns with one of those great stories that everybody knows and loves. Roger Hall’s RED Riding Hood – The Pantomime, opens in CIRCA ONE on Saturday 15th November.

And in the great tradition of panto, the story about an innocent Red Riding Hood, her widowed mother and short-sighted Grandmother, has received the legendary “Hall” special treatment!

A wolf has escaped from Wellington Zoo and is on the loose in the Karori Sanctuary - thanks to the bungling efforts of a couple of failed List MPs on work experience. He’s dangerous, and must be caught – and before the next full moon! Meanwhile, Sir Roger Bounder, the evil property developer has other designs on this prime piece of real estate, and Grandma’s small adjoining cottage …

… LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!!

There’s lots of antics, hilarious jokes and musical goodies in RED’s basket as she sets off on her journey to entertain young and old with this marvellous magical treat.

And it wouldn’t be a Circa pantomime without everyone’s favourite Dame. Julian Wilson is back in spectacular form as Grandma as you’ve never quite seen her before. When Julian got married at the beginning of this year, he did the unthinkable – he moved to Auckland! But, RED Riding Hood brought him back. He just couldn’t miss out on this unique blend of panto fun, with delighted audiences hissing and booing with gusto, that is now truly a part of Wellington’s Christmas experience.

With Roger Hall’s famous wit, great toe-tapping music by Michael Williams, stirring additional vocals by Jessica Graham (Maria from The Sound of Music) and Paul Jenden’s amazingly creative costumes

RED Riding Hood – is festive fun for everyone!

Starring a stunning line-up of wonderfully talented actors:- DONNA AKERSTEN, JUDE GIBSON, PAUL JENDEN, DANIELLE MASON, GAVIN RUTHERFORD, NIC SAMPSON, JANE WADDELL, JULIAN WILSON

RED Riding Hood Not to be missed!

“Fast paced, packed with songs, corny puns & topical jokes - a fun night out” - DomPost (Aladdin)

“A fun family romp … full of the joys of the festive season - so do yourselves and the kids a favour and go!” - Theatreview (Aladdin)

15th NOVEMBER – 21st DECEMBER 2008

2nd – 17th JANUARY 2009

Performance times:

15th NOVEMBER – 21st DECEMBER 2008 Tuesday to Thursday 6.30pm Friday & Saturday 8pm Sunday 4pm

2nd – 72th JANUARY 2009 Tuesday , Wednesday, Sunday 4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6.30pm

$20 PREVIEW - Friday 14th November- 8pm

$20 SUNDAY SPECIAL - Sunday 16th November – 4pm

Prices: $38 Adults; $30 Students, Senior Citizens and Beneficiaries $32 Groups (6+) $20 Under 25s $15 Children $90 Family Ticket – 2 adults plus 2 children

BOOKINGS: CIRCA Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington Phone 801 7992 www.circa.co.nz RED Riding Hood is proudly sponsored by

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