Based on the stories by Angela Carter

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Pictures by Theo Moye.

‘One beast and only one howls in the woods at night’

In a tiny village on the edge of the mountains, a young girl puts on her red shoes and cloak, and heads into the forest alone, watched by unseen eyes. As the shadows lengthen, she begins to run…

Now the hunt begins.

Angela Carter’s classic tale has been adapted by Burn the Curtain and Shiona Morton to be a promenade theatre adventure for runners and walkers. It also includes elements of the author’s stories ‘Wolf-Alice’, ‘Peter and the Wolf ‘ and ‘The Werewolf’.

Join Burn the Curtain in the theatrical re-telling of this dark and mysterious modern classic. We need you to run or walk with us. To help us to sniff out those who have been born feet first, to hunt those who are hairy on the inside…

The route will be between 2 miles for walkers, and 5 miles for runners. The tale will be performed along the way.

To take part in the show, come prepared for physical activity, either running or walking, with appropriate clothing and good footwear. Some of the action will take place in the dark, so bring a torch or head torch if you have one.

There are several route options you can pick the path you want to take at different points in the performance. Choose to be a hunter or a gatherer, fleet of foot or eagle eyed, to pick up the pace, or tread carefully along the forest path.

However, stray from the path for one instant, and the wolves will eat you . . .


Burn the Curtain’s new promenade production is an exhilarating romp through nature that captures the essence of Angela Carter’s darkly alluring original while creating something satisfyingly new

Exuent ****

A very quirky and original show, unlike anything else you will ever see – a lovely unconventional angle on theatre

Audience Member

The best Saturday night I’ve had running around Exeter – thank you!.  So imaginative and well-rehearsed.  Would love to do it again!”

Audience Member


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The Company of Wolves is a show designed for both runners and walkers.  When booking tickets please can you book tickets either as runners or walkers.  If you book as a runner you will need to be able to run between 4-5 miles over a variety of terrains – there will be stops and rests long the way as well as an interval.

If you are a walker and the walker tickets have sold out, we ask that you don’t book as a runner, as this will limit opportunities for those interested in running to see the show.

If you are interested in the Friday October 31st show and the tickets are sold out, as an alternative please consider buying tickets for Thursday October 30th.  In addition we will be operating a waiting list as there is the potential that we may be able to offer more spaces on both nights.

We are hoping to tour The Company of Wolves in 2015, so there may be other opportunities for you to see our show.  If you would like to be kept informed of future dates please join our mailing list.

30th October 2014

7.00 pm Sharpham Estate, near Totnes

Meeting point to be announced, please dress appropriately.

Eventbrite - The Company of Wolves - Sharpham Estate


31st October 2014

7.00 pm Sharpham Estate, near Totnes

Meeting point to be announced, please dress appropriately.

Eventbrite - The Company of Wolves - Sharpham Estate


Ticket prices

Adults: £8, Children (U18): £5, Family Ticket: £24 (two children, two adults)

Minimum age 8+

A contribution from ticket sales will be made to WaterAid

Any questions ask Granny


Part of Unexpected Exeter 2014

Funders: Arts Council, Active Devon, Exeter City Council, InSTep Running for Devon and Exeter Quay & Canal Trust

With kind permission from Exeter City Council and The Sharpham Trust


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