tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
by Mike Kenny
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 3 long winters,
Of villagers, sheep and,
the best Christmas jumper competition.
This Christmas 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 Christmas 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
For fees and to discuss availability, please contact tutti frutti on 0113 388 0027 or email@example.com.
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 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.
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.