Wolf’s Child 2017


Darkness. Love. Terror. Freedom.
The wild.
Wolves.
Will you be led by sharp-tongued crows? Will you walk from the safety of civilisation into the deep-dark wild?

Wolf’s Child, tells the tale of ‘Mother’ who protects her girls from the dangers of the wild. When a wolf attack leaves her injured she sends her most trusted girl into the woods in her place. Here the girl discovers darkness, love, terror and freedom.

Wolf’s Child is a story for all the senses which stirs the soul and explores the very essence of being human.

In 2005 Kneehigh’s Artistic Director, Bill Mitchell, co-produced A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and out of this production WildWorks was born. After 10 years creating work around the world WildWorks, (Souterrain, The Enchanted Palace and The Passion), return to Cornwall. This new adaption of Wolf’s Child has been created with communities in Cornwall for Cornwall at the Trelowarren Estate.

Suitable for ages 11+

Originally commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and co-produced by WildWorks and Norfolk & Norwich Festival in partnership with the National Trust. Original research and development made possible with funding from Legacy Trust UK.

The show is mischievous, moving and … utterly magical

The Times on Wolf’s Child, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Bill Mitchell’s team (professionals and community together) approach it with a fierce theatrical dedication which … pays off to memorable effect

Libby Purves

Great to see WildWorks at the top of their game with Wolf’s Child. Beautiful storytelling and use of landscape.

John McGrath – Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales / Manchester International Festival

At times surreal, at times comic and, by the end, totally moving

Glen Pearce, Public Reviews

I really didn't know theatre was this good. When's the next one?

Audience member

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Many thanks to the many people who have helped bring Wolf’s Child to Cornwall.