Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood opens Fri­day


ROUND­WOOD Va­ri­ety Group has been work­ing tire­lessly on their forth­com­ing pro­duc­tion of Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood over the past few months.

This year they are work­ing un­der the new di­rec­tion of Chris Cur­rid from New­cas­tle and chore­og­ra­phy of Pa­trice Brady from Round­wood. Jackie Cur­ran Ola­han will again be pro­vid­ing the mu­si­cal di­rec­tion for the group.

There are over 40 peo­ple in­volved in the cast this year. Some fa­mil­iar faces are back with the group, along with new ones to which we are de­lighted to have on board. This hi­lar­i­ous pan­tomime is not be missed and has among its cast John Harkin who is a new­comer to the stage, play­ing the role of Ma­gior, the wicked Ma­gi­cian. Ni­amh Kin­lan who plays the Queen Of The Fairies and her hus­band, Oberon who is King of the Fairies is be­ing played by He­lena McHugh.

Danny Healy, who played The Dame in a pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tion, will be play­ing the Grandma with her hus­band and big bad wolf Peter Stank­ley. Lucy Cooney will take on the role of Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood with Keith McCor­mack play­ing the Prince. Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hoods best friend Polly will be played by Is­abelle Kelly and her crush Sim­ple Simon Pud­ding will be played by Grainne Don­nelly, with his par­ents Rice and Tapi­oca Pud­ding be­ing played by Siobhan Wolo­han and Janet Arm­stong. The Prince's ever-ef­fi­cient Squire, Hum­ble Grumbly will be played by Stephen McCor­mack. and Pru­dence Pud­ding will be played by Roisin Bel­ton. Evers O' Greedy will be played by Ni­amh Ful­ham with her part­ner Lau­ren Harkin play­ing Wille­mena Weasel. Other cast mem­bers in­clude cho­rus, ju­nior cho­rus, pit singers Mary Mar­garet Molloy, Sean Ola­han, Elaine Lawlor and Maria Doyle.

A big thank you to Martin Gaffney and his back­stage crew who once again take on the mam­moth task of mak­ing sure the stage and all the sets are ready for open­ing night and to Elizabeth Bel­ton for do­ing such a su­perb job on quite a num­ber of the cos­tumes. Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood opens in The Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh, on Fri­day, Jan­uary 25 and runs un­til Sun­day Jan­uary 27 nightly at 8 p.m. with a mati­nee on the Satur­day and fin­ish­ing with the mati­nee on Sun­day at 3 p.m.

Tick­ets cost €15 for the 8 p.m. shows for Fri­day and Satur­day and €12 for the mati­nees.

To book tick­ets con­tact Roud­wood Va­ri­ety group on (086) 2451829. Book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

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