3. Hybrid fairytales
Liam Allen, Aneka Patel and Meg O’Connor as the Three Bears in the Tall Poppies school holiday production of Goldisnowerellahood.
Doohallerewonsidlog . . . oops, wrong way round – Goldisnowerellahood. There that’s better; makes much more sense.
Tall Poppies tutor Simon Herbert has chosen this play with the gobbledegookish title by Bronwyn Elsmore for his first production because it is funny. It’s humour that his 12 to 16-year-old actors really relate to, and so will their audiences.
Unpick the title and there revealed are fairytale heroines Goldilocks, Snow White, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
‘‘The idea is that we are trying to tell the story of Goldilocks but we can’t quite remember how it goes, and so the audience has to help us out,’’ Simon says. ‘‘It’s fun and a bit silly and the idea is just to get a whole lot of kids together and entertain them.’’
Goldisnowerellahood opens in Palmerston North on Monday, July 13 in Globe 1, with two performances, 10.30am and 2pm, tickets $5; on Wednesday, July 15 it plays City Library at 10.30am with entry a gold coin donation; and is in the Feilding Library at 10.30am on Thursday. July 16.
Go to tallpoppiesdrama.co.nz.