Theatre Royal Stratford East announce casting for Red Riding Hood panto

Theatre Royal Stratford East panto

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced casting for its 2021 pantomime production of Red Riding Hood.

Postponed from last year, the piece will run 27 November to 31 December 2021.


Directed by Robert Shaw Cameron, a teaser describes the show as “the classic fairy tale like you’ve never seen it before, reimagined with a twist or two, and follow the thrilling story of our red-cloaked heroine.”

The cast will feature Elise Zavou as Red, Maisey Bawden as Mum, Phil Nichol as Granny, Jodie Jacobs as Woody, Ashley Goh as Bo Peep, Raphael Bushay as Wolf and Luke Latchman as Wolfie.

The production features a book and lyrics by Carl Miller and music and lyrics by Robert Hyman.

With something for everyone, Stratford East pantomimes are constantly praised for turning classic stories on their head and making them relevant for our local community and beyond. And this year’s festive treat, RED RIDING HOOD, promises to continue that legacy.

We’re taking you into the deep, dark wood where our red-cloaked heroine soon discovers all is not quite as it seems…

Come and see panto done properly! With show-stopping new songs, thigh-slapping gags and breath-taking sets and costumes, we guarantee a brilliant night out for young and old alike. There’s a reason audiences come back year after year!

Theatre Royal Stratford East Artistic Director Nadia Fall said: “Panto is such a huge part of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s history, and we are so excited to see it back at last! Each year we tear up the rule book to provide something different to our brilliant audiences – something that’s both entertaining and fun, but also relevant to the here and now.

“I’m thrilled to welcome back Robert Hyman for his 22nd Stratford East panto. We can’t wait to see the twists and turns this magic team will conjure up.”

Design is by Jean Chan, lighting designer by Rick Fisher, sound designer by Helen Skiera, movement direction by Ingrid Mackinnon, musical direction by James Doughty and casting by Jacob Sparrow. Artwork photography is by Michael Wharley.

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