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The Stevenage Lytton Youth Theatre Thursday Groups


Grimm Tales
Adapted by Carol Ann Duffy
Dramatised by Tim Supplee

Feb 24th - Feb 26th 2005

The Lytton Theatre Stevenage

Director Dave Slade.

The Stevenage Lytton Players Spring 2005 Youth Production was Grimm Tales performed at the Lytton Theatre.

The Lytton Youth Theatre presented six of the Grimm Tales adapted and dramatised for the Young Vic Theatre Company. These tales go back to the darker side of the Fairy Tale. There are no Disney endings to these stories, they are happy endings for some.

The Thursday Youth Group presented

The Brothers Grimm wrote some of the most famous fairy tales ever. Over the years politically correct authors, Disney and pantos have sweetened these tales. Grimm Tales goes back to the original text and tells the true versions. We present six fairy tales, as you have never seen them before. Based on original translations by Carol Ann Duffy and the dramatizations by Tim Supple (for the Young Vic Company) the Lytton Youth Thursday Group take you into the woods where you'll meet all the characters you know and love but with a violent twist and a hint of black comedy. Not for the faint hearted, not a panto and not for very young children. Six plays included are "Little Red Cap", "Hansel & Gretel", "The Golden Goose", "The Magic Table,The Golden Donkey and Cudgel In A Sack", "Ashputtel" and "Snow White".

Directed by Dave Slade this proved to be an enjoyable if not twisted night of the true versions of the fairy tales we all grew up with.