Little Tiger Press|Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a 19th-century fairy tale of which three versions exist. The story of the three bears was in circulation before the publication of Goldilocks's fate varies in the many retellings: in some versions, she runs into. Samantha Robinson Goldilocks & The Three Bears at The Northern Ballet – # fdminicritic and see the Northern Ballet do Goldilocks and the Three Bears in Leeds. Eventually after much colouring, crayon hoarding and an incident After the performance, we got to meet one of the main engineers at. Goldilocks and The Three Bears - Multicultural book in many different .. by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Thirty years after Goldilocks first met the three bears, she.
Add to that stunning display the rollerskating circus performers The Skating Medini and juggler Alfio Macaggi - who later shows he's also an accomplished acrobat in a remarkable performance of balance and strength - and the show adds on an extra level of professionalism that can't fail but impress.
And it's not spoiling anything by revealing the acts as seeing really is believing when it comes to what's in store, even though I was questioning my eyes during a clever trick which sees Webb sawn in half - another surprise that made the audience go wild. Credit Paul Colta Image: Credit Paul Coltas This is, as might be guessed, the story of Goldilocks told in a way you're unlikely to have experienced before. All the essential elements are - the three bears Geordie ones these and the honey - plus there are traditional panto ingredients such as slapstick routines, near-the-knuckle jokes and penty boo and hiss antics with Arnott, who provides great fun with his accents and disguises and has a great singing voice.
Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Wayne Smith as Starbuck - who is brilliant in a hilarious tongue-twister scene - and Laura Evans as Goldilocks are familiar faces to the Newcastle theatre's panto audience, as are Michael Potts as The Idiot and Peter Peverley who this time plays one of the bears.
And they're joined by a talented ensemble cast which includes Paul Gascoigne's son Regan to pull off what is a slick show polished to the hilt, which is what you'd expect from Michael Harrison, local creator of what's said to be the fastest-selling in the country, and producers Qdos Entertainment.
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Credit Paul Coltas It's packed with songs, energy, sparkle and rainbow colour sets and costumes, with the Dame tottering around in the most flamboyant, wearing what has to be the most spectacular cloak since Joseph but which gets too short an outing in the show's finale.
Final mention goes to the new twist on the popular 12 Days of Christmas routine - the last time they're doing it we're told - which is a breathless, prop-laden version of the song with a chain-reaction that leaves items strewn across the stage - and the audience - and the onlookers exhausted, never mind those.
Again, it's hard to capture the scene words. You'll just have to see it. The panto runs until January She is impudent, bad, foul-mouthed, ugly, dirty, and a vagrant deserving of a stint in the House of Correction. She looks through a window, peeps through the keyhole, and lifts the latch.
Review of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at Newcastle Theatre Royal
Assured that no one is home, she walks in. The old woman eats the Wee Bear's porridge, then settles into his chair and breaks it. Prowling about, she finds the bears' beds and falls asleep in Wee Bear's bed. The dark end of the tale is reached when the bears return. Wee Bear finds his empty bowl, his broken chair, and the old woman sleeping in his bed and cries, "Somebody has been lying in my bed, and here she is! Origins[ edit ] Robert Southey The story was first recorded in narrative form by British writer and poet Robert Southeyand first published anonymously as "The Story of the Three Bears" in in a volume of his writings called The Doctor.
Southey's bears have porridge, but Mure's have milk;  Southey's old woman has no motive for entering the house, but Mure's old woman is piqued when her courtesy visit is rebuffed;  Southey's old woman runs away when discovered, but Mure's old woman is impaled on the steeple of St Paul's Cathedral. In a manner similar to the three bears, the dwarfs cry, "Someone's been sitting in my chair! She eats their food and hides under a bed.
Dickens' reference however suggests a yet-to-be-discovered analogue or source. Some sources state that it was illustrator John D. Batten who in reported a variant of the tale at least 40 years old. In this version, the three bears live in a castle in the woods and are visited by a fox called Scrapefoot who drinks their milk, sits in their chairs, and rests in their beds.
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Some maintain however that the story as well as the old woman originated with Southey. Uncle Tyler may have told a version with a vixen female fox as the intruder, and then Southey may have later confused "vixen" with another common meaning of "a crafty old woman". Zall writes in "The Gothic Voice of Father Bear" that "it was no trick for Southey, a consummate technician, to recreate the improvisational tone of an Uncle William through rhythmical reiteration, artful alliteration 'they walked into the woods, while'even bardic interpolation 'She could not have been a good, honest Old Woman' ".
Goldilocks[ edit ] Twelve years after the publication of Southey's tale, Joseph Cundall transformed the antagonist from an ugly old woman to a pretty little girl in his Treasury of Pleasure Books for Young Children.
He explained his reasons for doing so in a dedicatory letter to his children, dated Novemberwhich was inserted at the beginning of the book: The "Story of the Three Bears" is a very old Nursery Tale, but it was never so well told as by the great poet Southey, whose version I have with permission given you, only I have made the intruder a little girl instead of an old woman.
This I did because I found that the tale is better known with Silver-Hair, and because there are so many other stories of old women. Whatever her fate, Goldilocks fares better than Southey's vagrant old woman who, in his opinion, deserved a stint in the House of Correction, and far better than Miss Mure's old woman who is impaled upon a steeple in St Paul's church-yard.
The group was re-cast as Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear, but the date of this change is disputed. Tatar indicates it occurred by while Katherine Briggs suggests the event occurred in with Mother Goose's Fairy Tales published by Routledge.