The Company of Wolves
Based on the stories of Angela Carter
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
NEW TOUR DATES
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
Sharpham Estate, Totnes
October 30th and 31st 2014
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
Forestry Commission England, Haldon Forest, Devon
May 28th, 29th and 30th 2015
Cwmcarn Forestry, South Wales
April 7th, 8th and 9th 2016
Durlston Country Park, Dorset
April 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2016
Forestry Commission England, Delamere Forest, Cheshire
May 5th, 6th, and 7th 2016
Forestry Commission England, Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
October 27th, 28th and 29th 2016
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