When the three pigs and all the children from Mother Hubbard’s huge family decide to clean Granny’s house and get it ready for Little Red Riding Hood’s birthday it is not successful.
To add to the problems a builder wants to buy the land to build a new place for the prince and hires the Wolf to get rid of Granny and her cottage, and the homes build by the three pigs.
Having the three pigs in the house when the Wolf calls adds to the chaos.
AN EASY SHOW FOR A SMALL, SIMPLE STAGE: can be done with one scene and a few light-weight profiles. No adult chorus but lots of kids!
MINIMUM CAST NEEDED
MALE: can do it all female
DAME ROLE? YES
SUPPORTING ROLES with lines: 8 (7 junior)
CHORUS: JUNIOR only
ALSO AVAILABLE IN SCHOOL VERSIONS
GRANNY HUBBARD (Possible dame role) Well-meaning idiot. Uses misremembered clichés.
MOTHER HUBBARD Very stressed but has to be strict to master all her kids.
RED RIDING HOOD The romance interest for the Prince. Good singer.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Small girl – saves Granny.
HAMMO Pig. Straw house builder
SPAMMO Pig. Twig house builder
GAMMO Pompous portly pig. Brick house builder
WOLF Possibly Victorian villain or English actor ‘luvvy’ – frustrated ‘star’.
PRINCE Very nice fellow. Good singer
ROB THE BUILDER The real baddy – has a song
MATE Unintelligible – speaks in extreme regional dialect (so no lines to learn!)
FOOTMAN Small part in Act 2