Little Red Riding Hood Play ‘alternative version’ of the Brothers Grimm version of the Fairy Tale
Little Red Riding Hood This play is one of a set of ‘alternative’ fairy tales based on those written by Brothers Grimm – but re-written, just as they did! The others include Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella – all very alternative!
This play (cast of 6) can be used for performance or as a guided reading text.
Cast of 6, reading time approximately 10 – 15 minutes
Plus: Synopsis of original fairy tale, play script, teaching input, discussion and suggested follow up activities.
Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty scripts are also available as assemblies, cast size 30 (easily adaptable up or down). Snow White also available as a pantomime (cast of 30 or 60)
Little Red Riding Hood: But Grandma, what big ears you’ve got!
Narrator: All the better to hear you with!
(Aside) Oh! This is even better than I thought! I’m an absolute natural. I can hear that phone ringing now ‘Would you be available to star in the West End next week? We’ve heard such glowing reports about ..’
Little Red Riding Hood: Hey! Wait a minute!
Narrator: No! No! What about the teeth?
Little Red Riding Hood: Oh! OK. Now you come to mention it, they do need a bit of a clean!
Narrator: No! No! Stick to the script!
Little Red Riding Hood: Oh you mean, ‘But Grandma, what big teeth you’ve got’?
Narrator: (Growling) All the better to eat you with!
Little Red Riding Hood: (Nonchalantly) Yeah, right!
Narrator: Hey! You’re meant to scream and run away!
Little Red Riding Hood: Oh really?
Narrator: Can’t you see, I’m not your grandma but a wicked wolf, come to eat you?
Little Red Riding Hood: Well, the wolf in the woods seemed harmless enough; and
(Little Red Riding Hood removes Narrator’s mask)
I’ve been to enough bad school plays to realise you’re not the real thing!
(Enter Wolf, growling savagely)
Wolf: Whereas I am!
(Little Red Riding Hood screams)
Grandmother: Oh really, Little Red Riding Hood! Do you have to make all this noise?
Little Red Riding Hood: But there’s a wolf in here! Can’t you see? And anyway, aren’t you meant to be unwell?
Grandmother: Oh that’s just your mother, making a fuss as usual. Nothing wrong with me!
Wolf: Well, that’s where I’m afraid we disagree!
Grandmother: (Indignantly) Pardon?
Narrator: Yes, I’m with the wolf on this one!
Little Red Riding Hood: You’d best not say anything bad about my grandma!
(Grandmother grabs gun and points it at Narrator and Wolf)
Grandmother: Too right! Look who’s holding the gun?
(Enter Game Warden, holding gun)
Game warden: And that makes two of us, madam. I’d strongly advise you to put that gun away right this minute. Unless you want to be arrested for the illegal holding of fire arms.
(Grandmother puts gun away)
Game warden: That’s better! Really! You should know better! And in front of junior too! Not a good example, if you don’t mind me saying so!
Grandmother: Well, as a matter of fact, I do! You come storming into my home without so much as a decent Knock Knock joke at the door!