A French/English pantomime-style play, based on Little Red Riding Hood
Written by Jon Meier.
Lots of humour and great fun - especially the Wolf whose favourite song is Shaggy's Boombastic
Most of the dialogue is in English but there's plenty of French, repeated and reinforced visually.
Suitable for ages 7-10. Duration around 25 mins.
About 14 in the cast (scope for flexibility, sharing and doubling of roles). This includes some non-speaking roles.
Others can be used for sound, props, poster and programme design etc
Can be worked on in 1 day (with scripts) – intensive work with a scripted performance at the end of the day.
Show in assembly or at a languages celebration event
or just have fun reading it through.
Ideal for a language/ drama festival competition.
It could fill a few weeks of lunchtime and after school French clubs.
Sixth-formers could help out.
Language is visual and contextualised.
Audience will also understand it as the story is familiar and the French is explained.
This script contains details of props and sound effects, with links to downloadable sound effects.
Vocabulary lists are also included with the script showing the vocabulary on each page.
A 4 page extract of the opening scene is also available as a free taster.
Petit Chaperon sound files
You may also be interested in similar texts for older pupils:
my version of Cinderella - Cindy va à Hollywood
and Snow White - 'Blanche Neige et les Sept Reporters'