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The Wolf, the Witch and the Porridge Pot

The Wolf, the Witch and the Porridge Pot

Event Time Fri 9th Dec 2022 at 7:30pm-Fri 9th Dec 2022 at 8:15pm
Event Location New Adelphi, Salford
Event Price £3.00 - £10.00 + Booking fee (see below)
New Adelphi Theatre


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The Wolf, the Witch and the Porridge Pot

What happens when a group of painters and decorators get mistaken by the head teacher for the school’s theatre company? They’ve only got the paint pots and brushes they’ve brought with them and a handy lost-and-found box to create a performance in front of the whole school! Water Colour Theatre Company brings you… “The Wolf, the Witch and the Porridge Pot”, directed by Ann Nelson.

This show is aimed towards children aged 7+ and their families.

This physical theatre inspired performance has songs and interactive fun. With slapstick silliness, you won’t be able to contain your laughter! With their on-the-spot ideas and quick thinking, the painters and decorators jumble together their own versions of fairy tales we all know and love: Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and more!

Two rival Grandmas, a misunderstood wolf – these aren’t the same fairy tales you’ve heard before! With each artist so different from the other, can they work together to entertain this audience? Will they paint a good picture or end up outside the lines?

Script and Song Writers

Ann Nelson, Daisy Jennings, Hannah Hargreaves, Jude Kemp, Matthew Hines and Amy Woods.

Devising by the whole company.

Recommended for ages 7+. Contains audience interaction.

Admission: Pay What You Can.

Pay What You Can is an ‘honesty box’ for the theatre. We and the artists will continue to programme and produce high quality events and ask you to pay what you can afford.

As a guide, for those in full time employment we would appreciate you paying between £5 and £15. We also understand people's income can be precarious, hence the lower price options. All revenue from ticket sales for events at New Adelphi Theatre will always go back to support professional artists, through residencies, commissions, touring work or for more bespoke projects where the student experience is enhanced through co-creation with arts professionals. We thank you for all your continued support.

Please note all bookings come with 50p booking fee.

Please note that all tickets are for unallocated seating.

This show is part of TaPPFest 22.

3 performance groups, under the guidance of our guest artists, will work together to make live performance for our annual TaPP Fest 22 festival.

New Adelphi Theatre welcomes Ann Nelson, Josh Cannon and Nathan Crossan-Smith as they each make new work with Theatre and Technical Theatre students.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the festival, and hope you’ll join us in supporting our students in their first public performance of the year.

It is with great pride that we continue to dedicate TaPP Fest 22 to the lasting memory of our friend and graduate Liam Byrne. Liam graduated from Salford in 2015 with a first-class honours degree in Contemporary Performance.

Through the generosity of Liam’s family, the 'In Memory of Liam Byrne: A Maker of Extraordinary Things' award marks the ambitious work Liam used to make. Students are eligible to apply for the award in their final year to support their growing practice.

Please note: if you tick the check box indicating that you are a Wheelchair User, this will also reserve a free seat for an essential companion.

If you require limited mobility access (step-free), please let a member of staff know upon arrival.

Accessibility is extremely important to us at the New Adelphi Theatre. If you have any accessibility requirements, please email Hannah at the box office at

When you arrive, the Box Office only needs to take the ticketholder’s name to check you in, however we can also scan any printed ticket or e-ticket you may present.

Click here for more information on accessibility and directions to the New Adelphi Building.


New Adelphi
University Rd, Salford M5 4BR, UK