Based on the stories of Angela Carter

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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



THETFORD FOREST 21st,22nd,23rd September Tickets available HERE

HAMSTERLEY FOREST 12th, 13th, 14th October Tickets available HERE

SUTTON MANOR COMMUNITY WOODLAND 26th, 27th, 28th October Tickets available HERE


‘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 . . .

All pictures by Theo Moye.


Complete Tour Dates

Riverside Valley Park, Exeter

August 29th and 30th 2014

As part of  Unexpected Exeter 2014  with  Active Devon


Sharpham Estate, Totnes

October 30th and 31st 2014

At  Sharpham Estate 


Brighton Festival, Stanmer Park

May 7th, 8th and 9th 2015

As part of  Brighton Festival


Salisbury International Arts Festival, Longleat

May 28th, 29th and 30th 2015

As part of  SIAF  at  Longleat


Forestry Commission England, Haldon Forest, Devon

May 28th, 29th and 30th 2015

As part of  Forest Art Works at  Haldon Forest 


Cwmcarn Forestry, South Wales

April 7th, 8th and 9th 2016

With Blackwood Miner’s Institute   at  CwmCarn Forest 


Durlston Country Park, Dorset

April 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2016 

With  Activate Performing Arts  at  Durlston Country Park


Forestry Commission England, Delamere Forest, Cheshire

May 5th, 6th, and 7th 2016

As part of  Forest Art Works at  Delamere Forest


Forestry Commission England, Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent

October 27th, 28th and 29th 2016

As part of  Forest Art Works at  Bedgebury Pinetum 


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

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