All audiences, aged 10 years and older Wordless 10 minutes Available for touring

Life and Death of Little Red Riding Hood

A figure dressed in black, turning the crank of a music box, welcomes the audience. Without uttering a single word, he guides them inside a rather small enclosed space where the performance will take place. We hear birds slowly chirping as darkness and silence arise. Motions will soon begin…

In a gloomy and mysterious universe, Little Red Riding Hood relives once again her pathetic drama. Her everlasting freshness never ceases to tempt the virile and vicious jaw of the Big Bad Wolf. The forbidden fruit will undoubtedly be bitten as it is Little Red Riding Hood’s destiny.

This show presents an abridged version of this popular tale through a mixture of shadow play and theatre of objects.

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Creative team
  • Idea/Director, Dany Lefrançois
  • Creative Assistant, Patrice Leblanc
  • Manipulations, Martin Gagnon et Dany Lefrançois ou Sara Moisan
Extracts from press reviews
  • « Excellent little show. A couple of well-delivered jokes that create an element of surprise along with clever puppet and set designs, bring a pleasuring smile to the audience. A favourite! » – VOIR, Jean-François Caron, Canada
  • « This short production presents an abridged version of the popular tale in a more comedic manner. With a lot of wit, Dany Lefrançois manages to bring to life Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf in a very unique fashion. » - LE QUOTIDIEN, Isabelle Labrie, Canada
Presentation History
  • 2015

    Festival mondial des théâtres de marionnettes (OFF rue), Charleville-Mézières, France
    La Maison pour tous, Saguenay, Canada
    Cégep de Jonquière, Saguenay, Canada

  • 2013

    Festival Ré-Génération, Lyon, France
    Festival Orbis Pictus, Reims, France

  • 2012

    Festival international des arts de la marionnette (FIAMS), Saguenay, Canada
    Théâtre des Marronniers, Lyon, France
    Saison de théâtre insolite, Trois-Rivières, Canada

  • 2011

    Rencontres internationales du Mime, Montréal, Canada
    Cégep de Jonquière, Saguenay, Canada

  • 2010

    2010 Cégep de Jonquière, Saguenay, Canada

  • 2008

    Petit théâtre de l’UQAC, Saguenay, Canada
    Festival Montréal en lumières à la Place des arts, Montréal, Canada
    Flashe Fête, Alma, Canada
    Festival Festin de los Munecos, Guadalajara, Mexique
    Festival de théâtre de rue de Lachine, Montréal, Canada

  • 2007

    Festival de théâtre FAIT, L’Assomption, Canada
    Rendez-vous des arts de la rue, Shawinigan, Canada
    Festival La Luna è Azzurra, San Miniato, Italie

  • 2006

    Festival Vue sur la relève, Montréal, Canada
    Festival international des arts de la marionnette (FIAMS), Saguenay, Canada

  • 2005

    Festival L’Entre-deux, Saguenay, Canada

  • For their support during the creation of this play, La Tortue Noire would like to thank the Festival International des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS).

Prochaines représentations

There are no upcoming shows at the moment!

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Upcoming events

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