Red Riding Hood

Hull’s people’s panto returns at half-term for a tour with Back to Ours

Written and directed by Paul Smith
Chosen by You

February Half-Term. A full moon is a-rising. Trouble is on the way…

Red Riding Hood and granny, Pattie Breadcake, have their hands full at the Buns of Steel bakery.

The people of Hull depend on their delicious free food, but the bakery stands in the way of Baroness Scrimp’s evil empire.

Enter news reporter Rupert Scaremonger, famed hunter Colonel Blowhard and a werewolf on the streets of Hull. Awoooo!

Will Red Riding Hood and Pattie Breadcake see off Scrimp’s wicked ways? Or will her beastly plan make for soggy bottoms at the Buns of Steel?

Find out in Hull’s people’s panto, featuring live music and the chance to make as much noise as you possibly can.

Catch an abridged version of our sell-out 2023 panto at venues across Hull this half-term, with huge thanks to Back to Ours.

For more details about this performance, including running time and doors, please see the Back to Ours website.

Dates & Tickets

Back to Ours Hull Tour
St Aidan’s Church, Southcoats Ave

Wed 14 Feb
2pm and 7pm

Edinburgh Community Centre, Woodcock St

Thu 15 Feb
2pm and 7pm

St Michael’s Church Hall, Orchard Park Rd

Fri 16 Feb
2pm and 7pm

St Steven’s Neighbourhood Centre, Annandale Rd

Sat 17 Feb
2pm and 7pm

Book Tickets


Audio description

All performances feature integrated audio description, in which actions are described within the characters’ dialogue. Listen to Pattie Breadcake’s audio description intro below to learn more about the set, characters and costumes.

Relaxed performances

All of our performances are relaxed, meaning that noise and movement is welcome during the show. However we do not offer quiet performances and this production features amplified music.


Red Riding Hood and Pattie Breadcake hold open a pop-up book with a scary wolf inside, making frightened faces.
A slim white woman in a blue check suit dress and black bowler hat with dark hair in a bob, holding a handbag.
A Black man dressed in a biege overcoat and brown hat holds a 2D cut out of a red van that says The Daily Alarm on the side.
A white woman in drag as a male lumberjack, in a check brown shirt, yellow beanie and denim shorts.
A white man with dark facial hair is dressed as a panto dame in pink dress, red glasses and a cherry hat, holding up a cake.
Blowhard the hunter wears a wolf mask and appears in an old-fashioned television screen frame.

Photos by Tom Arran


Red Riding Hood

Sarah Penney

Pattie Breadcake

Marc Graham

Baroness Scrimp

Alice Beaumont

Montgomery Blowhard

Jack Chamberlain

Jack Lumber

Josie Morley

Reluctant Stage Manager / The Moon

Andy Ross


Oliver Strong

Rupert Scaremonger

Kobby Taylor

Piano Natalie

Natalie Walker

BSL Dave

Dave Wycherley

Creative Team

Writer and Director

Paul Smith


Matthew May

Musical Director

Natalie Walker


Jon Beney

Set, Props and Costume Designer

Natalie Young

Costume Maker

Katie Lee Price

Lighting Designer

Adam Foley

Production Team

Production Manager

Emily Anderton 

Stage Manager

Andy Ross

Stage Manager

Anja Bryan-Smith

Deputy Stage Manager

Jay Hirst

Sound Designer and Engineer

Tom Smith

Front of House Manager

Rachel Clark


Jessie Addinall, Matt Pilsworth, Maya Carpenter, Marcus Davies and Zack Sultana-Bartlett

Thank You

Red Riding Hood would not have been possible without the support of the following people and organisations: Social; Alex Brook and the University of Hull drama department; Hull Truck Theatre; HEY Volunteering; Amber Wiles; Natalie Driffill; Matthew Booth; Alex Bennett; I Am Fund; Back to Ours; and our Middle Child Mates.

Red Riding Hood is supported by: