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Big Bad Me

A Little Angel Theatre Production

By Jon Barton

An alternative spin on a classic fairytale

For everyone over 6

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All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

All tickets £8 for previews: 23-24 September

Running Time:  approx 50 minutes

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

Think you know the story of Red Riding Hood? Think again!

Here is where our story starts
A gentle wolf with a broken heart…

There are two sides to every story, so let’s hear it from the Wolf himself! The real story, never heard before, of the kind and hungry wolf who strayed from the path and lost his friends.

This wolf isn’t big or even bad, in fact he’s rather shy. He won’t gobble up your grandma or tell you lies. He’s polite and very gentle, he’s an all-round nice guy.

So before you make up your mind about the wolf you think you know so well, enjoy a whole new spin on this fairy tale and remember to never judge anyone by how they look.

“A new and charming way of introducing an old story to a fresh audience” 
Time Out

“Imaginative, ingenious”
Children’s Theatre Reviews

In the rehearsal room with Big Bad Me

Age guidance

Big Bad Me is aimed at everyone over 6. It is less suitable for younger children because rather than telling the familiar story of Red Riding Hood, the young heroine creates her own version, exploring ideas of friendship, acceptance and overcoming prejudice. There is some dark humour and the language and vocabulary are sophisticated throughout.

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School Bookings

For KS1, KS2 & KS3+/ For everyone over 6 – see above for notes on age guidance

Curriculum links

English: poetry (story poems), fairy tales and traditional tales, exploring alternative versions of stories.

PSHE: Challenging stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.

Click here for the Educational pack for Big Bad Me.

The visual story for Big Bad Me will be available shortly.

Tickets for school groups are £7* for each adult and each child (weekdays before 3pm, during Islington term time only). Free adult tickets are available for children who need 1:1 support.

Before requesting a booking, please check dates, times and availability here. Maximum school capacity for this show is 115 people per performance.
Please fill in our school booking enquiry form here.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Thursday 26 October, 2pm
Click here to book tickets.

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

Relaxed Performance: Sunday 5 November, 2pm

No online booking for Relaxed Performances – please call 020 7226 1787

Relaxed Performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. Find out more here.

The visual story can be found here.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact


Written by Jon Barton
Directed by Jimmy Grimes
Set and puppets designed by Alison Alexander
Lighting Design by Luis Alvarez
Music by Adam Pleeth

Performed by Hannah Bainbridge

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