Wolves in the Walls

Little Angel Theatre & UK tour, 2020
 

When Lucy hears noises from behind the walls, she tries to warn her family that there are wolves lurking inside their house, but her family doesn’t believe her. Then one day, Lucy’s fears come true when a pack of wolves comes bursting out of the walls, forcing Lucy and her family to live at the bottom of the garden. But the story is far from over – Lucy must gather her courage, as her battle against the wolves is only just beginning.

First published in 2003, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s spooky and hilarious tale now comes to thrilling theatrical life in this frenzy of puppetry, songs, and shadow-play. Directed by Toby Olié and featuring original songs by Adam Pleeth and Carl Grose, the show will have its world premiere in February 2020 before touring the UK throughout the spring.

Cast

Matthew Churcher

Katie Haygarth

Elisa De Grey

Michael Fowkes

Creative Team

 

Director: Toby Olie

Writer: Neil Gaiman

Illustrator: Dave McKean

Designer: Toby Olie

Composer: Adam Pleeth

Lyrics: Karl Grose

Lighting Design: Matt Daw

 

Praise for Wolves in the Walls

★★★★

'a perfectly pitched piece of family theatre based on the book by Neil Gaiman.  A truly imaginative tale'

The Stage

★★★★

'Compact but evocative puppet adaptation of the spooky Neil Gaiman kids’ book'

Timeout

★★★★★

'Wolves with a strong pedigree infest the Little Angel Theatre in a show that is great family fun, full of excitement.'

Everything Theatre

★★★★

'This is a well-designed and cleverly constructed production that understands its audience and is happy to make the most of their imagination. As an introduction to theatre for small children, this pushes all the right buttons and will excite, amuse and delight them.'

West End Wilma

★★★★

'Toby Olié’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel is an imaginatively crafted piece of puppetry theatre, fusing music, live puppets and shadow-play to create a world that whisks us in and doesn’t let us go until the final picture.'

  A Younger Theatre