28 May — 30 June 2010
'Make a show in a day.'
There's a sign on the gate behind The Princess
Pavilion that says 'Help us bring Gyllyngdune Gardens to life', well that
certainly happened on Wednesday. The Gardens are always a pleasant place to take
a stroll, particularly given the glorious weather we've been having; but they
weren't to be recommended on Wednesday afternoon, not unless you were a wolf
that is, or a woodcutter. Because that was the day Ollie and Angelina from the
Rogue Theatre company, along with their cast of budding young actors and
actresses, staged their version of Little Red Riding Hood.
I was lucky
enough to catch the final rehearsal, following the well known story as it
unfolded during our journey through the gardens until the woodcutter finally
despatched the wolf with his axe, and rescued not only Little Red Riding Hood,
but all his other victims as well. I was really impressed by the way the cast
reacted to the direction they were given, but more important by far was the way
they were clearly enjoying themselves.