Little Red Riding Hood
Wolf and Little Red
Little Red’s costume:
- Red rain coat or red scarf or red blanket
- A basket covered with a kitchen towel (inside the basket is a starter gun–a gun that makes a pop sound but only shoots blanks)
- All-black outfit
- You will also need a blanket to cover granny/wolf
Because the scenes change as Riding Hood skips to her grandma’s house, you can just use the props in the room. Wolf can hide behind a whiteboard rather than a tree in the woods. If you have props, you may set up some fake trees for a forest and in another area of the stage use some chairs to make a bed for the granny/wolf.
- (Little Red skips into the room with her basket… )
RED: (to the audience) I’m Little Red Riding Hood and I’m going to Gramma’s house with this basket of goodies! (skip around the stage area)
WOLF: (jumps in front of Red) Boo!
RED: EEK! EEK! Boy, are you ugly!
WOLF: I’m the Big Bad Wolf and I’m going to eat you all up!
RED: But I’m just poor Little Red Riding Hood and I’m going to Gramma’s house with this basket of goodies. You wouldn’t want to disappoint poor old Gramma now would you?
WOLF: You got a point there. I’ll let you go this time. Maybe I’ll run into the three pigs somewhere along the way.
(Riding Hood skips off around the room and the wolf turns to the audience and says)
WOLF: Ha, Ha, Ha! What Little Red Riding Hood doesn’t know is that I’m going to beat her to Gramma’s house. I’ll take a shortcut through the strawberry patch… sort of a “strawberry shortcut…”
(The wolf gets under a blanket on the floor and Riding Hood arrives.)
RED: Knock! Knock!
WOLF: Who’s there? (in a high voice)
WOLF: Yah-who! Ah, just come on in already.
RED: Hi, Gramma. Gee, what big ears you have Gramma.
WOLF: What? Oh, yeah… all the better to hear you with, my dear, heh-heh!
RED: And what big eyes you have Gramma.
WOLF: All the better to see you with, My Dear.
RED: And what a big nose you have, Gramma.
WOLF: All the better to smell your goodies with, My Dearie.
RED: And what big teeth you have Gramma.
WOLF: (jumps up out of the blanket) Yeah! All the better to eat you with…!
(Riding Hood pulls a gun from her basket and shoots about six shots, you can use a drum for sound or a recorded gunshot, into the wolf.)
WOLF: (staggers, falls to his knees and says) Mental note- next time, mug a little girl who’s NOT strapped with a gat. Curse that rap music! (falls down)
Original Idea by Young Life
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