The buzz on Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

@EchoWhatsOn: This @unitytheatre Christmas show is a gorgeous treat for kids of all ages

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Little Red runs at Unity  until 7th January. Its a fantastic last minute treat for families with under 12s (see reviews below) and theres now just four public performances left in the run. As Catherine Jones of the Liverpool Echo puts it…seriously don’t miss the enchanting Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

  • 3rd January @2pm Limited availability (less than 10 seats left)
  • 3rd January @6pm Good seat availability (50+ seats available)
  • 7th January @11am Good seat availability (50+ seats available)
  • 7th January @2.30pm Getting to limited availability

Tickets available here


The reviews are coming in for Unity and Action Transport’s latest Christmas show for younger children and their families….Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf …..

First out of the woods its the Reviews Hub with *****

….Whether or not you have plans with your youngsters this Christmas, you should definitely stray from the path to visit The Unity…but watch out for the wolves!

Read the full review here

And here is another ***** review…this time from Liverpool Sound and Vision

“The Unity Theatre’s fabulous show….the actors giving a truly magnificent and heroic performance all (coming) together to make one remarkable Christmas show….Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf is a howling success.”

Read the full review here.

@BodenJones: Seriously don’t miss the enchanting Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf @unitytheatre

Now the Unity, and its regular collaborator Action Transport Theatre (ATT), has another fairytale hit on its hands in Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf …’s the way the story unfolds which really makes it a delight….

Read the Liverpool Echo full review here

And Liverpool Arts Scene concurs, with another *****, simply concluding

A beautiful Christmas show

Read the full review here

The Stage concluded

This is small but perfectly formed theatre that recaptures the art of sharing folktakes by the fireside

Earlier Nigel Smith mentioned

Storytelling is key in this magical adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood….inventively simple staging and ingenious use of snow shovels show the path coming and going and the mysterious, dancing movement of the trees

You can read his full review here

Good News Liverpool said of the show…

Children won’t hold back in telling you whether a piece of theatre grabs their attention or not, and if the faces of the young audience are anything to go by , Unity Theatre’s Little Red passes the test with flying colours…..imagination is used in abundance. ….there are magical scenes as Red wanders among the trees….Harvey Robinson is wonderfully guile full as the Wolf….

The simple wisdom of childhood shines through in the delightful remodelled ending and the audience leave the theatre singing the tunes.

You can read Philip Swann’s full review here

In Liverpool Confidential

This is the kind of theatre that fills young minds with wonder using movement, music and just a few simple props ……The Unity Theatre has a long tradition of treating festive tales with respect while giving them a fresh new flavour but, even by its standards, Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf stands out as one of the best.

You can read the full review here

And North West End had this to say

Action Transport’s retake on this well known Fairy Tale demonstrated the perfect way to see in the beginning of the festive season, portraying forgiveness and the coming together of a family. A great family outing for all ages to enjoy

You can read Amanda Woods review here

Made Up Liverpool tell us that Little Red is

A delight.., an atmospheric, imaginative theatrical journey with enough attention to detail to entertain the grown-up alongside plenty of comedy, scares, songs and audience participation for willing youngsters.

A classic story intelligently told

You can read Vicky Anderson’ full review here

Merseysider Magazine say

Kevin Dyer’s play is one for all ages, a cleverly crafted moral fable that is thought-provoking but also a lot of fun….. subtler and more imaginative than most, and it deserves to be a big hit.

Read the full review here 

Wirral Globe clearly had a great time when they saw a schools performance of Little Red

IF you go down to the woods today then you will be in for surprises….It’s what you expect from the consistently inventive Unity Christmas shows……This show works a treat for chidren and adults.   I should know I was laughing, clapping and even howling along.

A festive show that is joyful from to start to finish….. the result is a howling success.A Festive MUST – take that as red……Five stars

Read the full review online here

The Online Buzz

And the online buzz has been great too:-

@Eliza_Stella: Brekkie, Little Red @unitytheatre followed by #DreamWorks perfect little day with our boy @johnwillis81

@KerryJones45: @unitytheatre once more you’ve put on the best play with Little Red!! Well done! Xmas wouldn’t be the same without it! @simonealewis

@17lovelane: Just went to see this – Loved it! Now going home for pizza and a glass of our very own #Lambrusco
@JayLacey: Enchanting afternoon @unitytheatre taking Libby to see Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf! A must…

@PetiteUllaloom: @unitytheatre @patrickdineen1 @Nina_Haj @MatthewLinley loved #littleRed; big on atmos, boss lyrics, wolf power@ I “howled” with laughter!

@Paul_Tennant: Had a great time at @unitytheatre for the opening night of #littleredandthebigbadwolf . My 4 year old son and I loved it!  @LucaRutherford

@hopestltd: Our friends @unitytheatre have done it again #LittleRed is a lovely Xmas show for the whole family.

@montse_gili: Another Xmas, another charming and wonderful show @unitytheatre Congratulations to all cast and crew #littlered @Nina_Haj @MatthewLinley


Here is the show in The Guardian’s Lyn Gardner Plan your weeks theatre – Top Tickets

And here we are in the Liverpool Echo list of Must See Magical Theatre Shows


Do join us this Christmas – tickets and all info here

(All photos by Brian Roberts)


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