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Revolting Rhymes

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

See Magic Light Pictures' animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's mischievously twisted fairytales, with live music performed by Southbank Sinfonia.

In these two 30-minute films, hear the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella as you never have before.

The first film sees young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, while Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves.

One has eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs...

In the second film, Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbor Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love?

With music composed by Ben Locket and Terry Davies, performed by Southbank Sinfonia.

Southbank Sinfonia is internationally recognised as a leading orchestral academy, each year bringing together 33 of the world’s most promising graduate musicians to provide a much-needed springboard into the profession. Its annual fellowship provides unparalleled opportunities to gain crucial orchestral experience and the skills that 21 st century musicians need to thrive. Their musicians bring their own exploratory impulse to classical music, asking anew what orchestras have the power to communicate in the modern world.

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Royal Festival Hall


£20 Adult £10 Child
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£20 Adult £10 Child

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Age recommendation
For ages 6 – 11