The Space to Present RETOLD - A Fairytale Festival, Jan 14-18
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 criticize 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.
- starring Ana Lucia Robleda, Lydia Lane & Andrei Ionescu
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.
- starring Chloe Addiscott, Jocasta King & Priscilla Adade-Helledy
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?
- starring Natasha Atherton, Denise Mack & Tessa Hart
Presented by Goblin Baby Theatre Co., an emerging activist theatre group not afraid to address taboos and seeking to raise social awareness through 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.
Aimed at an adult audience, although suitable for ages 12 and over.
Tickets are £9 (Concessions: £7). The Space is located on 269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS. The show will run Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th January 2014 at 7:30pm, with a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm.
For more information, click here: http://www.GoblinBaby.com/retold.
To buy tickets: click or call now 0207 515 7799 - https://space.org.uk/2013/07/30/retold/.