A review of SRT’s 小红帽 (Red Riding Hood)

We were thrilled to catch the opening show of Singapore Repertory Theatre’s 小红帽 (Red Riding Hood) in Mandarin last weekend.

Sypnosis:

红帽 (Red Riding Hood) is an uplifting story about a brave and fun-loving girl named 小红 (Little Red) who makes a journey through the forest to visit her grandmother.

Will she reach Grandma’s house in time? Or will the charming Big Bad Wolf distract her from her quest? Join Red on her adventure into the woods, where no one is what they seem!

Filled with humour and packed with original music, this is a fantastic show to be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

成功呈献备受好评的英语制作之后,新加坡专业剧场旗下的小剧团继而推出音乐剧《小红帽》的华语版。在这激励人心的故事里,一个名叫小红的女孩勇敢地走进森林里,她想要一家团聚,也同时希望能解救母亲的蛋糕店生意。

她能及时到达老奶奶的家吗?她会被大灰狼诱骗而无法完成任务吗?让我们跟随小红走一趟森林冒险之旅,用眼睛发现一个非一般的世界吧!

幽默有趣的精彩剧情、悦耳动听的原创音乐,这部老少咸宜的儿童音乐剧肯定能让你放声大笑、乐不可支。

The entire play is in Mandarin, which made for an interesting experience. Thankfully, Ryan and Jo could follow the story with a bit of prompting from me.

If you have watched the English version few years ago, the storyline is pretty much the same. I appreciated that the story was not simply just about 小红 visiting her grandmother but there was a whole back story as to why she was making the journey through the forest. Won’t reveal too much but there’s a very interesting plot twist in  the story so watch out for that!

The characters were interesting and entertaining. The Big Bad Wolf played his role very convincingly and the silly, absent-minded woodcutter drew huge guffaws from the children everytime he went on one of his long-winded rants. Lots of catchy songs and LOL moments – even I was laughing along.

There were many takeaways from the show – respect your elders, stay positive in the face of adversity, do not talk to strangers and most importantly, always listen to your mother because she is always right! 🙂

Ryan and Jo really enjoyed the show (even though they were quite scared at certain parts) and could recite the story back to me.

Here’s a trailer of the show:

The show is recommended for children aged 5 and above though personally, I think children aged 3 and above would enjoy it.

DATES: 20 July (Thu) – 1 Sep 2017 (Fri),  Weekdays : 10am, Weekends & Public Holiday : 11am & 2pm (the show is an hour long)

PRICES: From $25 – excluding SISTIC fee

VENUE: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road

TICKETS: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com.sg (Please refer to www.sistic.com.sg for more information about Group discounts/ Family Packages available.

At $25 per ticket, I think it is really good value for money. Good Mandarin shows are so hard to come by in Singapore – I really wish there were more of such plays for children!