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A clever, warmhearted


parable that lights up the imaginations of its target audience. It’s an ideal introduction to theatre. - THE AGE





A whimsical,


gently persuasive tale of friendship and acceptance. - THE AUSTRALIAN


WINDMILL THEATRE OF AUSTRALIA


He’s the most villainous character in fairy tales.


But what if the Big Bad Wolf, made infamous for terrorizing a little girl off to visit her ailing grandmother, wasn’t so bad after all? What if he was just misunderstood?


Cue the alternative ending to one of the Brothers Grimm’s most famous stories. And enter Windmill Theatre to help us truly see the forest between Red’s and Grandma’s house for the trees, along with all the characters lurking among them.


The Australian theatre troupe brings Big Bad Wolf to Partridge Hall on April 27, giving us the backstory on a sharp-toothed scoundrel that taught generations of children about avoiding danger and listening to Mom.


“In these modern times, there is a more important story to tell,” said director Rosemary Myers. “That juggernaut of hype is a more dangerous story. The most important thing is getting to know people and making your mind up from that.”


Children of all ages will discover the much-maligned “Wolfy” in Windmill’s Big Bad Wolf is a dyslexic, poetry-loving vegetarian who desperately wants a


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