The Wolves in the Walls
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
Director: Vicky Featherstone and Julian Crouch
Designer: Julian Crouch
Music: Nick Powell
Musical director: Martin Lowe
Choreographer: Steven Hoggett
Lighting Designer: Natasha Chivers
Photographs on website for THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS by: Keith Pattison, 2006
The Wolves in the Walls
An adaptation of the book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
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.
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 including Julian Crouch (Improbable Artistic Director), Vicky Featherstone (National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Director), Nick Powell (Suspect Culture, Improbable's Lifegame, Animo and Stars are out Tonight) and Steven Hoggett (Frantic Assembly).
WINNER BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 2006 TMA AWARDS
Premiered at the Tramway, Glasgow, 22nd March - 8th April 2006.
Then 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.
A second tour went to 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.
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"The show is great fun and swings between anarchic comedy and eerie menace. The kids in the audience were entranced" Sunday Express
"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
"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