The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mike Kenny

26th Sep 2019 to 30th Dec 2019

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present a one hour show for children aged 3+ and their families. Perfect for weekend, half term and twilight family shows or for school performances.

Available to tour from 13th October – 30th December 2019


 A blizzard blows in the story of a boy;
One cold, one wet, one snowy.

This is a story of three long winters,
Of villagers, sheep and,
the best knitted jumper competition.

This autumn join Silas,
A broth of a boy,
A bish bash wallop of a boy,
A boy who couldn’t help himself,

A boy who cries Wolf!!


This beautiful warming wintery tale brings the story of a bother of a boy, a mithered mother and a grand old brass band of a granddad. All set in the village of knitters with fingers flicking, needles clicking and where every new jumper tells a tale!

Inspired by the famous Aesop fable this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the endearing characters, the hilarious sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two!

‘It shows the young minds the art of the possible in theatreland, and a dramatic experience that’s completely new’- Huddersfield Examiner 

To book

For fees and to discuss availability, please contact tutti frutti on 0113 388 0027 or

For more details about working with us please see our Venues or Schools sections.

Tour Dates

Date & Time Venue Address
26th Sep 2019
- 12th Oct 2019
York Theatre Royal
St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD  To book tickets: 01904 623 568
Visiting family information is here.
14th Oct 2019
Closed schools performance
15th Oct 2019
10.00; 1.30
Princess Alexandra Auditorium
Yarm School, Spitalfields, Stockton-on-Tees TS15 9EJ To book tickets: 01642 792587
16th Oct 2019
Seven Artspace
Closed performance
18th Oct 2019
Friends of Sheepscombe Primary, Air in G
Sheepscombe County Primary School, Far End Cottages, Far End, GL6 7RL
20th Oct 2019
12.00; 3.00
Jackson's Lane
269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA To book tickets: 020 8341 4421

23rd Oct 2019
South Holland Centre
23 Market Pl, Spalding PE11 1SS To book tickets: 01775 764777
Visiting family information is here.
26th Oct 2019
- 27 Oct 2019

Various venues as part of the rural touring scheme.

4th Nov 2019
- 5th Nov 2019
Redbridge Drama Centre
London Borough of Redbridge, Churchfields, South Woodford, London E18 2RB  To book tickets: 0208 708 8803
Visiting family information is here.
10th Nov 2019
11.30; 2.30
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX  To book tickets: 01223 511511
20th Nov 2019
Thornton Dale Primary School
Closed school performance
21st Nov 2019
Seacroft Grange Primary School
Closed schools performance
22nd Nov 2019
Highlights North
Venue as part of the rural touring scheme.
23rd Nov 2019
The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE 
To book tickets: 01539 725 133
24th Nov 2019
Highlights North
Venue as part of the rural touring scheme.
25th Nov 2019
- 26th Nov 2019
Theatr Clwyd
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA  To book tickets: 01352 701521
27th Nov 2019
Bowling Park Primary
Closed school performance
29th Nov 2019
The Hall School
Closed school performance
30th Nov 2019
11.00; 2.00
The Montgomery, Sheffield
Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LG To book tickets: 0114 249 6000
Visiting family information is here.  
3rd Dec 2019
- 29 Dec 2019
Brentwood Theatre
15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AG To book tickets: 01277 200305

Creative Team

Dominic Sales

Dominic Sales

Dom loves writing music, playing music, recording music and listening to music. As a boy he was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, singing everyday for five years and sometimes making records and being on the TV. Later he went on to play lots of jazz and was a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Musician of the Year. Then Dom went to university to learn more about music and since then has been lucky enough to be able to pay the bills just by doing something musical. He has written music for lots of different people -from Atomic Kitten to Opera North and the BBC to a feature film starring John Rhys-Davies. His music has been played on national television and radio and in theatres throughout Europe. Dom is Director/Producer for the record label Jellymould Jazz and also plays the triangle.
Hannah Sibai

Hannah Sibai

Hannah is a performance designer based in Yorkshire. To date she has designed over 70 productions across Europe including theatre, film, music videos and installations.

Credits include: The Elves and the Shoemakers (York Theatre Royal), Teechers and Two (Gala Theatre), Vulture's Song (Blah Blah Blah), Pygmalion and Handbagged (English Theatre Frankfurt), The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (Sarah Punshon), WANTED (Chris Goode and Company), Instant Light Circus Company (Slung Low), Bassett (Sheffield Crucible), Mr Tiger Goes Wild (Goblin), SET FIRE TO EVERYTHING!!! (RashDash) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

She is particularly interested in designing space for devised, playful and interactive performances. She is a keen collaborator with directors, writers and performers to create designs that serve the very heart of a story.
Joanne Bernard

Joanne Bernard

Joanne trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. She then worked with Kokuma dance company in Birmingham which enabled her to work with some of the best African and Caribbean tutors, Koffi Koko, Peter Badejo, H pattern and Patsy Ricketts to name a few. She has 18 years performance experience working for a variety of companies including Ace Dance and Music (contemporary/African fusion), Foot in hand (disabled and able bodied dancers) and tutti frutti (children’s theatre). Joanne went on to become movement director with Red Earth Theatre based in Derby for 5 productions and then returned to tutti frutti as a choreographer for their autumn show Silly Billy and has been with the company ever since.

Joanne has been a rehearsal director since 2004 working with companies such as State of Emergency and Rosie Kay with who she was rehearsal director for four seasons between 2005 and 2010. She was rehearsal director for Tavaziva dance during the critically acclaimed 2004 production ‘Bophelo’ in which the company toured to Zimbabwe as part of the Harare International Arts Festival. She returned to Tavaziva as rehearsal director for ‘Tavaziva Ten’ in autumn 2014.

Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny

Mike Kenny is one of England’s leading writers specialising in young people’s theatre. He was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living Playwrights and his plays are performed regularly throughout the UK and all over the world. His Olivier Award-winning adaptation of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN for York Theatre Royal, has had several successful revivals at Waterloo and Kings Cross stations, as well as at the National Railway Museum. In Canada it won the People’s Choice Award following its record-breaking run in Toronto. Mike won the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Play for Younger Audiences with THREE WISE MONKEYS and the DeutscherKindertheaterpreis in 2012 with ELECTRIC DARKNESS. In July 2013, Mike was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Nottingham for his work in theatre for young people.

Mike’s recent productions include an adaptation of Jeff Brown's FLAT STANLEY for Engine House Theatre; THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA for tuttifrutti; BAG DANCING for Blah BlahBlah; IN FOG AND FALLING SNOW (with Bridget Foreman) for York Theatre Royal and an adaptation of Clive King's STIG OF THE DUMP for London Contemporary Theatre.

Wendy Harris

Wendy Harris

Artistic Director

I have held the position of Artistic Director at tutti frutti since 2005 and have directed all but one production in partnership with York Theatre Royal, touring nationally and internationally and co-producing the Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre and the First Words writers’ development programme

Before working with tutti frutti I was Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and previous to this; Merseyside Young People’s Theatre Company in Liverpool. Over the years as a freelance director work has included; Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Hope Street Ltd, Oxford Stage Company, Unity Theatre Liverpool, European Stage Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Contact Theatre Manchester. I currently live in Leeds with my partner Mark and two sons Louie and Eliot.