Improbable and the National Theatre of Scotland present
A Musical Pandemonium
There are sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises coming from inside the walls.
Lucy hears wolves in the walls of the old house where her family lives, but at first no one believes her. Her mother says it's mice, her brother says bats, and her father says what everyone seems to say, "If the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over." Lucy remains convinced, as is her beloved pig-puppet, and her worst fears are confirmed when the wolves actually do come out of the walls.
Taken from the book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (Sandman series, Mirror Mask) and brought to life by a team of innovative and celebrated theatre-makers led by Julian Crouch and National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone, including Nick Powell (Suspect Culture, Improbable's Lifegame, Animo and Stars are out Tonight) and Steven Hoggett (Frantic Assembly).
For everyone over 7 who is not a scaredy cat.
Get a better feeling for the work here- watch out for the wolves!
WINNER BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 2006 TMA AWARDS
A co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland
Based on the book THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
Conceived and made for the stage by Julian Crouch, Vicky Featherstone and Nick Powell
Additional lyrics by Neil Gaiman
Directed by Vicky Featherstone and Julian Crouch
Designed by Julian Crouch
Music by Nick Powell
Musical direction by Martin Lowe
Choreography by Steven Hoggett
Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers
Performers Cora Bisset, George Drennan, Ewan Hunter, Eilidh Macdonald, Neil McNulty, Sharon Smith, Racheal Spence, Jason Webb
Photographs on website for THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS by: Keith Pattison, 2006
This premiered at the Tramway, Glasgow, 22nd March - 8th April 2006, and then was presented at Lyric Hammersmith 12th - 29th April, Perth Theatre 3rd - 6th May, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling 9th – 10th May, Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy 12th – 13th May and Ayr Gaiety Theatre 18th – 20th May. It had it's second tour too Platform at the Bridge, Glasgow 13th - 14th October, Northern Stage, Newcastle 17th - 21st October, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 25th October - 4th November, Liverpool Playhouse 7th - 11th November, Malvern Theatres 15th - 18th November and Oxford Playhouse 21st - 25h November 2006.
To find out more information on the book The Wolves in the Walls click here, you can also get FREE e-cards and screensavers!
TO HEAR SOME OF THE MUSIC FROM THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS CLICK ON THE VIDEO/ANIMATION LINK BELOW
|A delightful, anarchically inventive exploration of the peculiar pleasures of fear |
|A bright, strong clever and interesting big-scale children’s show that attracted delighted roars and chuckles from the kids in the audience|
|An action packed 75 minutes ends in something close to a triumph…the real pleasure is the sheer theatrical fun of it! My eight-year-old assistant reviewer was enraptured|
|A real cracker of a family show, and one that is likely to delight parents even as it deliciously scares their offspring. It’s full of ingenious theatrical magic, sudden shocks, great jokes and highly hummable songs|
|The Daily Telegraph|
|Fabulous looking, scary and funny theatre…an extraordinary musical-cum-modern opera for kids|
|The Independent on Sunday|
|The show is great fun and swings between anarchic comedy and eerie menace. The kids in the audience were entranced|
|It has everything children love in live performance: tension, suspense, fear, courage, humour and a fart gag. The children in the audience are set to explode with anticipation|
|The Sunday Herald|