Little Red Riding Hood

What sort of mother sends her daughter out into a forest where there are wolves?

And what does Granny do all day in her cottage? (Little) Red Riding Hood is not perhaps the innocent story of girlhood morality it might seem; Nick Swarbrick brings together the folklore of the forest and his own interest in wolves to help get through the thickets of this multi-layered story of betrayal, survival and why sneaky is Best.

This is a collaborative event with Oxford Brookes University.

Nick Swarbrick is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Education, lecturing on subjects as diverse as children’s spirituality and outdoor play. His research looks at picture books as a lens on contemporary issues: he has recently published a short study on fatherhood in the works of Antony Browne and Jill Murphy, with his colleague Mat Tobin.

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

People who bought tickets for Little Red Riding Hood also bought tickets for...

  • music, theatre

    This April, Oxford Operatic Society invites you to enjoy the music of operetta with their show ‘A Celebration of Operetta’. Split into two acts, A Celebration...

    Sat 29 Apr

  • theatre, music

    It is Post War Britain and the economy is in decline. ‘Merlot and Royal’ is a prestigious London bank set up & managed brilliantly by the recently deceased Robe...

    Mon 29 - Wed 31 May

  • family, theatre

    Elmer the patchwork elephant is tired of being different. But when he hides his “true colours” he discovers, with help from his friends, that he’s happiest just...

    Tue 30 May

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue