Creepy, Gory Origins Of Classic Fairy Tales | KCUR

Creepy, Gory Origins Of Classic Fairy Tales

Oct 29, 2015

Ah, fairy tales. Magical stories from our childhoods where the worst thing that could happen was getting your thumbs chopped off, or being grabbed by your ankle and pulled underwater, or pushed out a window into briars full of thorns that poke out your eyes. Yikes! This edition of Up To Date features the original and sometimes gruesome versions of popular children's stories. 


  • Robert Gibby Brand is a Kansas City actor.
  • Linda Ade Brand is the Lyric Opera’s director of education and community engagement.

Robert and Linda Brand present 'Scary Fairy Tales' at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. For more information, visit This event is suitable for ages 11 and up.