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Revolting Rhymes World Premiere

Saturday 6th May, 12.30pm, 3.00pm & 5.00pm

Revolting Rhymes

Room: Main Stage
Prices: €25, (Child: €19)
Family Ticket: €82 (family of 4)
10% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall

Terry Davies Conductor
RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Roald Dahl's amazing rhymes are brought to life, "fabulous animations with hilarious brilliance" (The Sun). Screened with live orchestral accompaniment, the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella are mixed together and served with a mischievous twist!

The first film sees young Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, whilst Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves - one who’s eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs.In the second film Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbour Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love? Overarching both films, our narrator, a big bad wolf, has all the answers as well as a story of his own to tell.


Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes are two half-hour films produced by Magic Light Pictures, which ingeniously interweave five of Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The Narrator Wolf tells the stories of: Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Three Little Pigs, Jack And The Beanstalk and Cinderella.

The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright.

Presented by NCH

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