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Competition! Win a family ticket to Red Riding Hood, Jacksons Lane


This Half Term, Red Riding Hood is coming to Jacksons Lane in Highgate. The show is an original twist on a classic children's tale, written by Olivier award-winning writer Mike Kenny.

Photo by Robert Day
When a sister and her younger brother can’t settle at a sleepover in their Grandma’s attic (it’s far too exciting for sleeping!) they begin to act out their favorite story. Soon the intrepid twosome become embroiled in a fantastical fairytale and the attic transforms from Grandma’s house into a deep, dark forest. The audience are left on the edge of their seats, fearing that at any moment, the wolf might jump out!

Photo by Robert Day
Recent musical theatre graduate Nicola Blake (Bridget) and Devon based actor and musician Samuel Wells (Stephen) enact the fairytale in an inventive and childlike way, using little more than clothes from Grandma’s wardrobe and some ancient tennis rackets.

You can get a flavour of the show by watching the trailer here

For Mike Kenny, one of the country’s most prolific playwrights for children, Red Riding Hood follows hot on the heels of his critically lauded plays Electric Darkness and his version of The Railway Children (North London Mums loved!) which enjoyed a successful run at the old Eurostar Terminus in Waterloo Station. This is the second production from Engine House, with the same creative team assembled from their 2009 hit Flat Stanley. Original songs are composed by Julian Butler, who wrote the music for the international tour of Charlie and Lola. Design is by Manchester Evening News award-winner, Laura Mckewen and movement direction is from Claire Cunningham. 

Red Riding Hood runs from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 February, with performances at 12pm and 3pm. Suitable for ages 4 +.

We are delighted to have a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) to a performance of Red Riding Hood to give away to the winner of our competition.*  To enter, just answer the following question (by email to info@northlondonmums.com): Which play did Mike Kenny also write, which was set in the Eurostar Terminus? The closing date is Tuesday 7 February, and the winner will be picked at random. By  entering this competition you agree to be included on our mailing list.


Good luck!

*Performance time and date are subject to availability- we will do our best to accomodate the winner's preferred dates. 

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