4 STARS from Glam Adelaide. 4 STARS from Adelaide Theatre Guide. A folk opera re-imagining of the Red Riding Hood Myth.
Scrambled Prince Theatre Company
In the confines of a dark factory, workers are forced to re-enact the cautionary tale of 'The Red Cap', later called 'Red Riding Hood'. They discover what it is to hunt, to be hunted, and to be free. Who is the wolf, really? Jesse Rasmussen is a theatre maker well known for her textured and nuanced work with acclaimed theatre company, Four Larks. Thanks to Arts Victoria she worked with a group of talented young actors from Eltham High School's Scrambled Prince, and together with teachers George Franklin and Gabriel Piras, created a visceral show rich with music and movement. With dialogue, songs and movement the large ensemble cast weaves variations of the story, underscored by a strange band featuring orchestral and junk instruments. The play examines the archetypes of the classic tale through current eyes, and asks questions about power, gender, identity and isolation.
"For this high-school group to present a play that made me quiver in my boots is something truly impressive!" 4 stars
James Rudd - Glam Adelaide
The atmosphere created is gripping and the performances involving, and the entire cast is to be commended on their total commitment to the work.
Adults $23, Concession $18, Groups (6+) $13, Cheap Tuesday $13
Devised, written and directed by George Franklin and Jesse Rasmussen in collaboration with Scrambled Prince Theatre Company
Original music by Gabriel Piras
Technicians: Matt Butler, Artek Halpern-Laurence, Rhys Trevithick
Featuring an ensemble cast from Eltham High School, Victoria