Little Red Riding Hood

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  • Theatre
  • Young audience
  • Show
The 2022 archive

Das Plateau

Paris / Created in 2022

Das Plateau calls on the capacity for wonder of childhood; their Little Red Riding Hood follows her twisty path through the forest, listening to her desires to fully enjoy her freedom.

Little Red Riding Hood, Das Plateau, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Using as the basis for their show the Brothers Grimm’s version of Little Red Riding Hood rather than Charles Perrault’s, the Das Plateau collective offer an immersive plastic experience aimed at children and adults alike. Come rediscover this seminal and emancipatory fairy tale in a show that plays with our shared experience, our fear of forests and of wolves, and our expectations when we enter an unknown land. With its two actors, this coming-of-age story at the border between dream, magic, and visible theatrical artifices invites the audience into this world made of projected images, mirror reflections, and kaleidoscopes of mysterious silhouettes. A forest which for some will be perfect for strolls and daydreams while others will still want to get out of it as fast as possible. A forest like a visual and exhilarating poem, seen from the point of view of a child free to make her choices and with her life ahead of her.

In 1812, Jacob and Whilhelm Grimm, philologists, linguists, and collectors of fairy tales in the German language, published in Children’s and Household Tales a first version of Little Red Riding Hood told to them by Jeannette Hassenpflug (a neighbour and friend of the brothers). In this version, the child and her grandmother team up to ambush and kill the wolf. An emancipatory fairy tale (or a coming-of-age story) with a happy ending.


With Antoine Oppenheim, Maëlys Ricordeau

Texts Jacob et Wilhelm Grimm, translation by Natacha Rimasson-Fertin and extracts from Futur, ancien, fugitif by Olivier Cadiot
Direction Céleste Germe
Artistic collaboration Maëlys Ricordeau
Dramaturgical advice Marion Stoufflet
Music Jacob Stambach
Set design James Brandily
Lights Sébastien Lefèvre
Pictures Flavie Trichet-Lespagnol
Sound and video Jérôme Tuncer
Costumes Sabine Schlemmer
Assistant direction Mathilde Wind

General and stage management Pablo Simonet et Benjamin Bertrand
Sound and video management Emile Denize
Administration, production, diffusion Emilie Henin, Léa Coutel


Production Das Plateau
Co-production Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, Le Grand R Scène nationale de la Roche-sur-Yon, Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre Nouvelle Génération centre dramatique national (Lyon), Nanterre-Amandiers centre dramatique national, La Comédie de Colmar centre dramatique national Grand Est Alsace, Comédie de Reims Centre dramatique national, Théâtre Brétigny scène conventionnée d'intérêt national arts et humanités, Théâtre Gérard Philippe Centre dramatique national de Saint-Denis, La Villette - Paris initiatives d’artistes, CRÉA - Festival Momix - Scène conventionnée d’Intérêt National « Art Enfance Jeunesse » (Kingersheim), Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Le Grand Bleu scène conventionnée d’intérêt national art, enfance et jeunesse (Lille)
With the support of the Drac Île-de-France – ministère de la Culture, de la Région Île-de-France, du Département de l’Essonne
Residencies Ferme du Buisson Scène nationale (Noisiel), Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, Le Grand R Scène nationale de la Roche-sur-Yon

Das Plateau is subsidised by the DRAC Île-de-France and supported by the Région Île-de-France as part of its permanent artistic cultural aid, and by the Département de l'Essonne as part of its territorial residence aid. Das Plateau is a member of the 360 company collective.

Practical infos



Read more


Young artists' workshops

about the show Little Red Riding Hood
  • Young audience
  • Fine Arts
With the ESAA

The 2022 archive

Press conference - 16 July

  • Press conference
  • Das Plateau
  • Hanane Hajj Ali
  • Henri jules Julien
  • Sofia Adrian Jupither
  • Alessandro Serra

The 2022 archive

On tour

The tour dates of the Festival d'Avignon shows are displayed automatically with the data provided by :