RETOLD - A Fairytale Festival... without the 'happily ever after' Set for The Space on the Isle of Dogs as well as The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington
Fairytales have always fascinated us and captivated audiences from young to old. Many themes are far beyond being just children's stories and often the moral of the story can be quite sinister.
Some fairytales have origins reaching back thousands of years and over time they have constantly been changed and updated, showing how in their very core they deal with fundamental topics and issues of humanity and human nature.
Continuing the practice of adapting fairytales in order to expose and criticise stories of the contemporary world, RETOLD presents new, mature and provocative takes on three of them.
As if by a Stair by Amy Bethan Evans, directed by Tessa Hart
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your never-ending list of qualifications and work experience so that I may find it useful to me and rescue you from your childhood bedroom. That's if I don't go to one of the thousands of other maidens in your situation first. You get the picture.
The Snow White Complex by Tilly Lunken, directed by Kuba Drewa
Outside a cinema Rose, Sophie and Lilly wait for the next screening of Snow White. It's not for a while; they are far too old for this really, and yet here they still are, by the door, clinging onto the twisted dregs of a fairytale.
Little Red Hoodie by Claire Booker, directed by Bradley Leech & Rebecca Hill
It's dark, it stinks and it's packed with victims. Can Hoodie, Gran and Aisha escape from the Wolf's dark belly, or should they wait for the Woodcutter?
Presented by Goblin Baby Theatre Co., an emerging activist theatre collective not afraid to address taboos and set out to challenge the confines of conventional theatre. After the success of our first show UNHEARD (exploring themes around sexual abuse and violence) we are thrilled to return to the fabulous Space Arts Centre with our second production RETOLD. Furthermore, RETOLD has also been invited to transfer to The Hen & Chickens Theatre!
Aimed at an adult audience, although suitable for ages 12 and over.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Box Office Overview: http://www.goblinbaby.com/tickets
Tickets: £9 (Concessions: £7)
Location: The Space, 269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS
Dates: Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th January 2014 at 7:30pm (Saturday matinée at 2.30pm)
Box Office: 0207 515 7799 - https://space.org.uk/event-booking/?event=retold
The Hen & Chickens Theatre
Location: The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, London N1 2NA
Dates: Tuesday 28th January to Saturday 1st February 2014 at 7pm