The Company of Wolves
Bedgebury, Kent 27th, 28th, 29th October
We are delighted to announce that in Autumn 2016 we will be taking ‘The Company of Wolves’to Bedgebury in Kent.
TOTAL THEATRE ‘….beautifully crafted adventure theatre… like stepping inside the pages of the fairytale, or falling into a dark dream’
THE STAGE ‘Burn the Curtain have created a new and accessible theatrical experience’
BRIGHTON ARGUS ‘A spellbinding production’ – Argus Art Angel winner 2015
‘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 routes will be between 2 to 3 miles for walkers, and 4 to 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 is working in partnership with Forest Art Works, a new partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England. The partnership supports achieving great art and culture in England’s public forests. The tour of ‘The Company of Wolves’ is supported by a Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England.
All pictures by Theo Moye.
To develop and tour the show we have been supported by the following funders:
Arts Council, Active Devon, Exeter City Council, InSTep Running for Devon and Exeter Quay & Canal Trust
Bedgebury Forest, Forest Art Works and Forestry Commission England