>> If you have any little ‘uns in your life that need entertainments over Christmas, forget the tacky charm of the panto and take them to Horse + Bamboo‘s brilliant 55 minute show Red Riding Hood at The Royal Exchange in Manchester. It really is the loveliest way to spend an hour – a magical mix of puppetry, animation and even real-live human beings tell the story of the girl who goes into the woods in completely enthralling style.
“At the end, Quick and Dunford ask if anyone would like to see the puppets. The young audience literally run to see the wolf. Proof, then, that lo-tech theatrical methods still have the power to mesmerise.”