Putting a modern twist on classic children’s stories, Fairytales of the Unexpected is a lively, interactive show for the whole family, featuring bright costumes and crazy props and full of live action, lots of singing and maybe even a custard pie or two.

Six stories, including Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hoody , are performed at a zippy pace by four performers – think Shrek , Roald Dahl and a sprinkling of The Muppet Show and you’re halfway there.

  • Fairytales of the Unexpected is at Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar on Friday, August 17 at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm.