top of page

Scouse Red Riding Hood record breaker

Scouse Red Riding Hood - already thousands of tickets sold
Scouse Red Riding Hood - already thousands of tickets sold

Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre has smashed its box office record for opening day sales of a Christmas show, having sold 12,000 tickets for Scouse Red Riding Hood in its first 24 hours. 

The show is written by Kevin Fearon and directed by Mark Chatterton, with musical direction from Howard Gray – the team that brought Liverpool The Scouse Cinderella, The Scouse Snow White and The Scouse Jack & The Beanstalk

Christmas is coming and Nan is laid up as her sciatica is giving her gyp. It’s down to Little Red and her mate Big Blue to get out to her cottage in Spinney Woods with a proper scran. There are strange creatures that lurk in Spinney Woods but they meet a lad with a big chopper who makes them feel safe... 

Kevin said: “The Christmas Show regularly sells out but to see such enthusiasm at Easter does give you a boost!

'Last year’s show came on the back of a record-breaking year at the Royal Court, but we’re always very aware that this is a two-way street. We are passionate about our audience and giving them a brilliant night out, and we’re lucky our audience is just as determined to have a great time.”  

Scouse Red Riding Hood (November 8-January 18, 2025) is in the main house while in the Studio is It’s A Wonderful Life (November 19-30), adapted from the classic film, and Stocking Fillers (December 13-29), seven new ten-minute festive plays by members of the Royal Court’s writing groups.

More info and tickets here


bottom of page