Tue 31 October - 11:00am
Ages 6+

At Ellesmere Port Library

Part of the Ellesmere Port Big Imaginations Festival

Half Moon presents

Farytales Gone Bad: Zombie-Rella and Blood-Red Hood

An extra special Halloween treat - the grim and grisly tales behind your favourite fairy stories!

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters, which are maybe not as charming as you remember!

Discover the true tale of Cinderella, where she dies and becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince. And of course, there’s the true tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf-hunter who never leaves her home without her shield, axe and blood-red stained cloak. 

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.

"Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny… stripping down familiar fairytales to their gruesome guts.”
Children’s Theatre Reviews

About the Ellesmere Port Big Imaginations Festival

Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-Rella and Blood-Red Hood is coming to Ellesmere Port Library as part of the Big Imaginations Festival. Throughout October Half Term week we'll be bringing world-class theatre to three venues in Ellesmere Port: The Civic, The Library and Whitby Hall. There will be other Big Imaginations Festival performances at venues all over the north west. 


Big Imaginations Festival