Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood)
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Written and directed by
‘Listen closely with both eyes’: the spellbinding theatre of Joël Pommerat The Guardian
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood) was the first of a trilogy of fairy tales adapted by French writer and director Joël Pommerat, and has been loved by audiences across the world. In this new interpretation, created for his young daughter to help her understand his work, Le Petit Chaperon Rouge is neglected by her mother and bravely faces the Big Bad Wolf on her own. Pommerat’s version of this classic story uses a blend of powerful minimal stage design and perceptive performance to present a show with his trade mark distinctive atmosphere. To be enjoyed by children, as well as adults, as they address the desires, fears, loneliness and freedom experienced while growing up.
Presented by Compagnie Louis Brouillard
CAST AND CREATIVES
Written and directed by Joël Pommerat
Adapted from the original folk tale
The man who tells the story Rodolphe Martin
The little girl, the grandmother Murielle Martinelli
The mother, the wolf Isabelle Rivoal
Assistant Director Philippe Carbonneaux
Set Design and Costumes Marguerite Bordat
Set Design and Lighting Design Éric Soyer
Set Construction and Supervisor Thomas Ramon
Assistant Documentalist Evelyne Pommerat
Sound Grégoire Leymarie, François Leymarie
Technical Director Emmanuel Abate
Sound Engineer Yann Priest
Lighting Engineer Cyril Cottet
Sur-title Engineer Jorge Tomé
Translator Chris Campbell
Production: Compagnie Louis Brouillard
Co-Production: Centre Dramatique Régional de Tours, Théâtre Brétigny – Scène conventionnée du Val d’Orge (subsidised theatre space), with the support of the Haute-Normandie, Region of France.
Premiered in June 2004 at Théâtre Brétigny, Val d’Orge, France.
The Compagnie Louis Brouillard is subsidised by the French Ministry of Culture/Drac Ile de France and the Région Ile-de-France.
With the support of the Institut Français / Ville de Paris.
The company Louis Brouillard and Joël Pommerat are partnered with Nanterre-Amandiers, “le TNP/ Théâtre National Populaire” (in Villeurbanne, France), « La Coursive » (Scène Nationale de la Rochelle, France) and with « La Comédie » in Geneva, Switzerland.
All of Joël Pommerat’s plays are published by Editions Actes Sud-Papiers.