Roald Dahl: Little Red Riding Hood And The Three Little Pigs

The award-winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary vision. Two stories are from the mind of the most famous storyteller in the world, Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff and now two of his hugely popular stories come home to Wales in ballet adaptations. Ballet Cymru was granted permission from The Dahl Foundation to produce two works based on sections of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

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Both works are based on outstanding and internationally recognised musical scores by composer Paul Patterson.  The two scores were commissioned by The Dahl Foundation and have become children’s classics played all over the globe. The “Little Red Riding Hood” score was featured in a 1995 BBC Christmas Day special featuring the voices of Ian Holm, Julie Walters and Danny DeVito. Now Patterson’s dazzling scores are set in dance for the first time. This outstanding classical ballet was choreographed by Darius James OBE and Amy Doughty with music by composer Paul Patterson, costumes by Steve Denton and a stunning lighting design by John Bishop.

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If you see on one ballet in 2023, make it this one.

The text of Little Red Riding Hood was adapted from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes by Donald Sturrock. The Three Little Pigs by Roald Dahl.

By Donald Sturrock

The Three Little Pigs Text by Roald Dahl

Music: Paul Patterson

Choreography: Darius James & Amy Doughty

Costume and Set Design Steve Denton

Lighting Design: John Bishop

Relight: Chris Illingworth

Costume Supervisor Angharad Spencer