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The Little Red Hen
On from 10 Dec 2010 till 23 Dec 2010
by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
Genre(s): Kids Theatre

Tickets: £8.00 - £10.50 / (£6.50 concessions)

About: The Little Red Hen

Christmas Show 2010
The Little Red Hen
By Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
Friday 10 December – Thursday 23 December 2010
(See listings below for dates and performance times)
Press Show: Saturday 11 December 2pm
Performance only tickets: £8 (Conc.: £6.50)
Little Red Hen Family Workshops;
Sat 11 & 18 Dec – 1pm -1.45pm (3-5yrs) or 3pm – 3.45pm (5-7yrs)
Sun 12 & 19 Dec – 1pm -1.45pm (3-5yrs) or 3pm – 3.45pm (5-7yrs)
Performance with workshop tickets: £10 (£8)
40 High Street
Brentford TW8 ODS
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
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A chainsaw wielding chicken is the star of a fabulously updated traditional nursery tale for Watermans’ Christmas Show this year for children aged 3-7 years and their parents.

LITTLE RED HEN is the hit family friendly puppet show from Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company performed by Helen Day and Adam Fuller and directed by Marc Parrett.
Featuring a Pig with an IPod, a Rat with a mobile phone and a lazy Cow with a fake tan, the star is a hardworking Red Hen who wants to make her own bread but can’t get anyone to help her. Cutting the corn is a particularly big task for such a small bird and she has to use a variety of amazing tools, including a pair of garden shears and a crazy puppet chainsaw to achieve her goal.

The hugely loveable puppets are created and directed by puppet maestro Marc Parrett who has worked with Bristol Old Vic, Aardman Animations and The RSC. Stuff and Nonsense theatre company has teamed up with leading early-years performance expert Niki McCretton to create an enormously entertaining show featuring live music, ingenious puppets and a fantastically eccentric threshing machine. The show also uses simple British Sign Language.

THE LITTLE RED HEN is a co-production with support from Halton Borough Council and The Brew house Theatre & Arts centre for 2010 restaging. Previous tour funding was from Arts Council England.


Editor’s notes

Director – Marc Parrett (Stuff and Nonsense, Bristol Old Vic, Travelling
Light, – Aardman Animations)
Designer – Tomasin Cuthbert (Soapsoup Theatre)
Musician – Sarah Moody (Kneehigh, Travelling Light)
Sound Design – Gwen Scott (Stuff and Nonsense, Café Sway, Nofit State Circus)
Lighting Design – Phil Mead (Lighthouse Theatre, Niki McCretton)
Production Manager – Adam Hooper (DV8, Walker Dance, New Art Club, The Cholmondeleys &
The Featherstonehaughs)
Choreographer/producer – Niki McCretton

Watermans performance & workshop schedule

December performances and workshop schedule
Fri 10 1.30pm Performance
Sat 11 11am & 2pm Performance
1pm Movement Workshop 3-5 yrs
3pm Movement Workshop 5-7 yrs
Sun 12 1pm Movement Workshop 3-5 yrs
2pm & 4pm Performance
3pm Movement Workshop 5-7 yrs
Mon 13 10.30am & 1.30pm Performance
Tue 14 10.30am &1.30pm Performance
Wed 15 10.30am & 1.30pm Performance
Sat 18 11am & 2pm Performance
1pm Movement Workshop 3-5 yrs
3pm Movement Workshop 5-7yrs
Sun 19 1pm Movement Workshop 3-5 yrs
2pm & 4pm Performance
3pm Movement Workshop 5-7 yrs
Mon 20 11am & 2pm Performance
Tue 21 11am & 2pm (Sold Out) Performance
Wed 22 11am & 2pm Performance
Thu 23 11am & 2pm Performance

Performance Only £ 8.00 (£6.50)
Groups of 10+ £ 8.00
Performance & Workshop £ 10.50 (£8.00)


“I wish I was five again. Then I could let out unselfconscious whoops of hilarity and yelps of
excitement. As it is, watching this delightful piece of theatre unfold, is almost enough to
liberate adult inhibitions….The production is self-assured enough to set the scene slowly
before picking up speed, and in so doing, forges a warm bond with the young audience…A
truly enchanting hour for children – and their parents” Roger Malone, The Stage

“A remarkable performance that brings together puppetry, mime and a great deal of
imagination’” BBC Website

“Kids of all ages are hanging over the backs of the seats in front of them laughing and
participating…mesmerizing” Venue Magazine

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