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The Red Monologue : The Story of Little Red Riding Hood : A free monologue for all : children, teens and adults

Updated on January 29, 2014

Free monologues sometimes seem hard to come by, right? I'll go ahead and answer that for you - "YES!" Well, look no further, you've found my contribution to the much needed library of free monologues!

You have my permission to use this in your audition, or in the classroom and you may adapt it to suit your needs.

Webmasters: You may republish it, under the condition that you provide a link back to this page, on the same page that you publish the monologue.

Please note: This monologue is NOT in the public domain. You are not free to call it your own. Any public performance (other than in an audition or in the classroom) of this monologue, or any adaptation to it will require permission from me. Without doing so is a direct violation of U.S. copyright.

Without further ado, may I present the story of Little Red Riding Hood to you, in:

(This is the original graphic that I had here, when I first wrote this a few years back.)
(This is the original graphic that I had here, when I first wrote this a few years back.) | Source

Congratulations on your Blue Ribbons, Jacob!

Update: Little Red Riding Hood is NOT just for girls!

I was contacted by a mom, named Cheryl. Anyway, Cheryl asked if it'd be okay to adapt The Red Monologue for her son, Jacob, to perform.

He had a local 4-H reading competition and was anxiously ready for it! I said yes and they adapted it. Jacob got a Blue Ribbon and advanced to Regionals! YAY, Jacob!

Update: Just today, 3/12/11, Jacob got ANOTHER Blue Ribbon - this time at REGIONALS!!! Cheryl let me know, sent a link to me of the video and we're all just as anxious as Jacob was - waiting to hear if he gets to go on to the State-level Competition!

Oh yeah, he's just 9 y/o! I think he's done an absolutely FANTASTIC job!

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The Red Monologue!

Mother, you won't believe what all happened to me today! I was on the way to Grandmama's house; like you asked, when all of a sudden, a BIG - MEAN - UGLY - BAD WOLF jumped out onto the path --- right in front of me! I wasn't scared though. Well, maybe a little.

Anyway, in a rough voice, he asked me "Where are you going, little girl and what's in the little basket of yours?" I told him that I was on the way to Grandmama's house because she wasn't feeling very well today and that I have soup and crackers in the basket that will make her feel all better. Then I said good-day to Mr. Wolf and started to walk away. Mr. Wolf got all huffy and puffy and ran away so fast that all the leaves blew down off of all of the trees in the forest!

A little farther down the path, I heard some strange squeal-like cries and whatever was making the sounds - they were getting close to me very fast. So I hid in the bushes.

As soon as I could see what was making the sounds, I jumped right out! I probably shouldn't have done that, because I scared them even more.

They squealed loudly and said, "Don't hurt us - please!" I said "I wouldn't dare hurt you little pigs. I wouldn't even hurt a flea. So, why are you crying, little pigs?"

I felt so badly for them. One little pig said, "There was a BIG - MEAN - UGLY - BAD WOLF back there!"

Another little pig said, "And he blew down all of our houses!"

The third little pig said, "Except mine, but I'm too scared to go back into my house that's made of bricks! Surely that will fall too!"

Then I said, "Hmm... that description sounds familiar! Little pigs, a brick house is a very strong house, so don't be afraid of that Big Bad Wolf! All of you should go to your brother's home. You'll be safe. Put some hot water on to boil in the fireplace and make some soup. It'll make you feel all better! In fact, that's what I'm taking to my Grandmama right now!" They liked my idea and hurried home.

So I continued forward - down the path - to Grandmama's house - that was where I was going. Then I came up to a man that had on a flanel shirt with an axe. It was so shiny, but it had a dent in it. I asked him, "Sir, why is there a dent in your axe?" He said, "All the better to make hand-hewn timbers." I thought to myself, "That's wonderful, but what is hewn?" I didn't let him know that, though. Then I said, "May I call you --- Sir Dent --- for your axe's dent?" He said to me, "Of course you can, little one!" I smiled and said, "I'm Little Red," and went on my merry way.

Next I saw Ms. Shirley and 'er son, even farther down the path. She said to me, "Hello, Sweetie Pie, aren't you just the constant walker..." I said, "Hello. I like to walk very much, but I have to hurry! Sorry! See you soon!" She said, "I'll see you later, you cheery little ripple maker." I thought, I am quite cheery, aren't I?" Well, I am.

Anyway, I finally reached Grandmama's house. The door was cracked. I thought that was a bit odd, but I knocked, because it's the polite thing to do. A rough and familiar voice called out, "Who's that knocking at my door?" Faintly, I said, "Why it's me, Little Red Riding hood, and I've brought some soup and crackers for you that will make you feel all better." Then I went in. All tucked under the covers, I heard, "Come closer." I did.

Don't forget your Big Bad Wolf Costume or Mask!

Guess what? It wasn't Grandmama at all! It was the BIG - MEAN - UGLY - BAD WOLF! He jumped out of bed and gobbled me up. It didn't hurt though, because he didn't have any teeth. He had to swallow me whole. I wasn't lonely in his belly, because he'd already eaten Grandmama. And wow, she was looking rather sick. I gave her the soup and crackers. She said that she didn't have any appetite.

All of a sudden, we were sprung out of his belly and onto the floor. It was Sir Dent - the man with the axe. He said not to look back, so we didn't. Then he told us to come back here and wait. So we did.

I wonder who that is at the door. Sir Dent! Wow! What a lovely grey and red rug! And it's made of fur! My favorite!

The End


The Little Red Riding Hood Story, as told


The Red Monologue.

You can perform this if you'd like!

And by the way... I won't charge you to rehearse or perform it. Please be aware though that my monologue is NOT in the public domain. Copying of this monologue to other sites is a direct infringement on US Copyright Law, unless (as I previously stated) you provide a link back to this page. Without following my guidelines, you and the site that allows it will be at risk of severe penalties and/or fines. "Grrr," said Mr. Wolf! :)

So now the time comes to bid you aieau. Much thanks are in order from me to you.

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      4 years ago

      I'm going to use it for my project in world literature. Thank you so much!

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      anonmouys(spellt wrong lol_) 

      6 years ago

      can u cut it down to a minute for my audition tomorrow plz

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      7 years ago

      AWWW good job!!!

    • ProCW profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you all for the kind words!

      Oh, and take note of Jacob up there; he does a great job with this monologue for a 4-H competition!

      Congratulations Jacob!

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      8 years ago

      i loved it

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      gogo babby 

      8 years ago

      wow it was really good u r a really good writer

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      8 years ago

      This is the cutest monologue! If it weren't quite so lengthy I might have used it for an audition I have coming up but it is great all the same. Perfect for a showcase :)

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      8 years ago

      like itttttttt

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      Sherilyn Pang 

      8 years ago

      ProCW You ROCK!

      What's your real name, get this copyrighted rofl

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      8 years ago

      great stoy, you are such a good writer i was wondering how would i be able to write a monolouge for my drama home work? im a bit stuck!

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      Sir or Madam Dent 

      8 years ago

      Great! I am using it in my drama audition!

      Madam or Sir Dent

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      9 years ago

      JK!! JK! I loved it i dont even know what you all are talkin

      about but that was of the wall, way to jam it. I cant believe you got that amazing dog of the wall. I will use this for my lovely students forever and ever, good job Procw we salute you!

    • ProCW profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks Cailin! :)

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      Cailin Gallagher 

      9 years ago from New England

      Great writing ProCW!

    • ProCW profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks! I appreciate all of your comments! :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      ProCW, I just read your email. Just in case the reply got lost, I said "okay" to your request. :) Interesting...

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      Christoph Reilly 

      10 years ago from St. Louis

      Ha, ha! Good Job!

    • ProCW profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from South Carolina

      :) Glad you've all liked it! :)

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hahahaha Thank you for making me laugh today! :) I had fun reading your fairytale.

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      William F Torpey 

      10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Thumbs Up button works just fine, ProCW. Nice fairy tale.

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      10 years ago from south africa

      at last......

      after all the different versions we got fed growing up , now we know what Really happened.......

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      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Fine... But, not as fun.

    • ProCW profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from South Carolina

      Oh, well certainly try that one! It's great! :)

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      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      I didn't try that one! ...since it's not broken... ;-)

    • ProCW profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you for your comments! I appreciate praise! :)


      P.S. Constant Walker - I told you it was broken! :) haha...

      BUT the thumbs up works! :)

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      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      ProCW, is it really broken? I tried it, just to see, clicking oh, I don't know, 40 or 50 times but nothing happened! I guess it IS broken...

      Kidding. I loved it.

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      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I keep enjoying this one as I reread it.

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      10 years ago from India

      Good and Unique job. Thumbs Up for you. And thanks for joining my Fan Club. Thanks.

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      10 years ago from A tropical paradise island

      Good job

      It's really funny....

      expecting your next hilarious hubs.......

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      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      LOVE IT!! You are soooo good!!! Such a talented writer, and great imagination. Are you going to sell the movie rights?

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      10 years ago from Singapore


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      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I love this story. So Hollywood, where are you? ProCW is the best talent out there and you need to hire him to write the next children's film!

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      10 years ago

      I think this is a keeper Pro. I loved it really. Very funny and entertaining. Of course me being the hero made it a little bit better also. ;)


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