3. Hy­brid fairy­tales

The Tribune (NZ) - - News -

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.

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