Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder: Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are editing the darkness out of old stories. Little by little, the voices of the storytellers who created the tales are eroded away. What will be saved and what will be forgotten?
Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty And The Beast, and Sleeping Beauty all have dark origins. This critically acclaimed feminist drama explores original fairy tales and women’s role in the creation of the Brothers Grimm’s famous fairy-tale anthology. Discover a night of macabre and funny fairy tales unlike any you’ve ever heard before.
Some Kind of Theatre’s touring production, The Grandmothers Grimm, has been performed across the UK since 2017, attracting praise, laughs, and horror from audiences and critics alike. A unique, macabre drama with dashes of physical comedy and an important message at its core, this fast-paced theatre production is a must-see.
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance