Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Stratford panto is back! We cannot wait to bring you another jaw-dropping extravaganza this holiday season.

With something for everyone, our 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! You can expect our signature blend of show-stopping new songs, thigh-slapping gags, 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.

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Please note: from Thursday 2 December, face coverings will be mandatory throughout our building and inside the theatre. This applies throughout the performance, apart from when eating and drinking. Our Front of House team will be reminding all audience members to wear masks, and we ask for your support in complying with mask wearing, in the spirit of the festive season and keeping each other safe. To read more about this policy, please click here.

Supported by Garfield Weston Foundation, The Leche Trust and The Golsoncott Foundation.

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Runtime: TBC (approximately 135 minutes including interval)
Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages
Concessions: Available for under 17s
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.

Booking Enquiries
Most performances are on sale without social distancing, in line with government regulations at the time of the performance. We will update our audiences if regulations change.

We understand some of our visitors are not ready to return to busy theatres, so we've made a few performances socially distanced. Please see below for details of which performances will be socially distanced. As with our shows in June and July, these performances will have a gap of at least 1 metre between customer groups and the overall capacity will be under 30%. Our socially-distanced performances cannot be booked online, please call the Box Office on 020 8534 0310.

Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to prevent gaps in the auditorium.

Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls backwards, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.

The boxes have a slightly restricted view, as well as seats marked with an ‘i’.

Attending with children: Please note that the Upper Circle is the top level in our theatre, so we recommend that smaller children (under 5s) sit in the Stalls or Dress Circle. If you are bringing a child under 2, then you can pay £1 for a lap seat. Call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 to book.

School performances: Weekday matinee performances during school term-time are often attended by school groups – call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or visit this page for school ticket prices.

For any help with your booking, please call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310.

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

Raphael Bushay - Wolf
Ashley Goh - Bow Peep
Jodie Jacobs - Woody
Luke Latchman - Wolfie
Phil Nichol - Granny
Kirsty Whelan - Mum
Elise Zavou - Red
Anna McGarahan - understudy
Bola Okun - understudy

Book and Lyrics by Carl Miller
Music and Lyrics by Robert Hyman 
Director – Robert Shaw Cameron 
Designer – Jean Chan 
Lighting Designer – Rick Fisher 
Sound Designer – Helen Skiera 
Movement Director – Ingrid Mackinnon
Musical Director – James Doughty
Assistant Director - TD. Moyo
Casting Director – Jacob Sparrow

Artwork photography by Michael Wharley

More Information

Access performances:
BSL-interpreted performance - Thu 16 Dec, 7pm (provider: Rachel Jones)
Captioned performance - Fri 17 Dec, 7pm
Audio Described performance - Sat 18 Dec, 2pm (touch tour, 1pm)
Relaxed performance - (what's this?) Thu 30 Dec, 2pm


Socially-distanced performances:
Thu 09 Dec, 7pm
Thu 30 Dec, 2pm


Tickets for our access performances and socially-distanced performances cannot currently be booked online. Please call the Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or email to book tickets.

Dates, Times & Tickets



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