Thu 24 – Sat 26 July 2014 at 7.45pm
The BLT YOUTH THEATRE presents:
Collected Grimm Tales
Adapted by Carol Ann Duffy • Dramatised by Tim Supple
Directed by Tunde Euba, Joel Trill & Helen Dunlea
“ In the cold heart of winter, when snow fell….”
The BLT Youth Group is excited to bring you their version of the Brothers Grimm’s Tales: Ashputtel (Cinderella), Snow White and Hansel and Gretel.
Carol Ann Duffy’s adaptions of these dark and sometimes sinister tales involving various twists and turns are dripping with cruelty, suspense and danger. Often morally complex, they are even at times ambiguous. The supernatural and the fantastical are woven into real folk life, and characters in these stories face harsh lessons and vicious circles of poetic justice.
This version of the tales was originally dramatized by Tim Supple and the Young Vic Theatre Company, to great critical acclaim. Based on their dramatization, our devised production will showcase every aspect of the young company’s imaginative capability and their repertoire of developing dramatic skills by creating a taut and challenging interpretation, exploring themes of good and evil, dark and light, the moral and the immoral, the wise and the foolish.
We hope audiences of all ages will be enthused, entertained and afraid … very afraid!