The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mike Kenny

12th Dec 2014 to 28th Dec 2014

tutti frutti productions, York Theatre Royal and Lawrence Batley Theatre present

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Written by Mike Kenny for children aged 3+ and their families

Winter is coming, the trees are bare, the birds fly south, and the sheep are flocking, seeking shelter from the wind.

As the falling snow flurries to the ground wolf footprints can be seen padded into the hard ground…….

But standing on the hill top a boy is watching his sheep.
He is bored, seeking adventure, and looking for the next best thing!
A boy tasked to keep his community safe but with a vivid imagination.
A boy who makes up stories and craves the thrill of the unknown
A boy who, unthinkingly, unknowingly…………. Cried WOLF!

A beautiful wintery tale about a boy, unable to find delight in what is around him and instead seeks adventure, excitement and the thrill of the unknown!  Inspired by the famous Aesop fable this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor musicians who play the delightful characters, funny sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two……

Director – Wendy Harris
Writer – Mike Kenny
Composer – Dominic Sales
Movement – TC Howard
Design – Kelly Jago
Image by Jacky Fleming
*There are 19 sheet on the ‘Counting Sheep’ puzzle shhhh!

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Tour Dates

Date & Time Venue Address
12th Dec 2014
1.30; 6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

13th Dec 2014
2.30; 6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

15th Dec 2014
10.00; 1.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

16th Dec 2014
10.00; 1.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

17th Dec 2014
10.00; 1.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

18th Dec 2014
10.00; 1.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

20th Dec 2014
2.30; 6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

21st Dec 2014
11.00; 2.15
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

22nd Dec 2014
2.30; 6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

23rd Dec 2014
2.30; 6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

24th Dec 2014
11.00; 2.15
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

26th Dec 2014
6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

27th Dec 2014
2.30; 6.30
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

28th Dec 2014
11.00; 2.15
Lawrence Batley Theatre (lbt)

Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP  To book tickets: 01484 430528  www.lawrencebatleytheatre.co.uk

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.

www.dominicsales.co.uk
Kelly Jago

Kelly Jago

Kelly Jago is a Bristol based freelance theatre designer and maker. She loves to design worlds that hold many secrets, slowly revealed as the story unfolds. Kelly has designed sets, costumes and props for a varied range of productions, particularly enjoying working on theatre for young audiences, new writing and devised theatre.

Her recent designs credits include Over worlds and Underworlds with Leeds Canvas, Bittersweet Sunshine with Red Grit, Promised Land with Red Ladder, The Edge of the Unknown with A Quiet Word,  Looking for the Rainbow with Big Window Theatre Company,  Brassed Off,  Under Milk Wood and Not Much Matches Mansfield at the Mansfield Palace, Terror Season at the Southwark Playhouse and Pericles at York Theatre Royal.

Kelly co-founded a new theatre company called 'Gin & Swing'. Their first devised show Take Cover!  had its debut performed as a walk about piece at The Secret Garden Party Festival 2013. Gin & Swing's work combines puppetry, swing dance and theatre to tell the stories of characters from the 1920's, 30's and 40s.

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.

TCHoward

TC Howard

TC Howard has worked as a performer, choreographer, movement director and educationalist throughout her career. She has danced and taught with many companies including V-Tol, Ludus Dance Company, Northern Broadsides, Vincent Dance Theatre and Gary Clarke.

Her work with The David Glass Ensemble took her to countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia and The Philippines to perform and work alongside street children and local artists. She continues to research work with children using a multiple intelligence approach to learning and also works with a wide range of mixed abilities and ages.

TC has choreographed for theatre productions in Bolton Octagon, Manchester Royal Exchange, The Dukes Playhouse and with Red Ladder, Opera Circus and Horse and Bamboo. She also creates dance for site specific and installations works in non traditional venues.

TC has previously worked with Tutti Frutti on Rapunzel and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

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.

Touring Team

Barney Cooper

Barney Cooper

Barney Cooper trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), graduating with a BA (Hons) in Acting last year. Since then he has worked on ‘The Machine’ with The Donmar Warehouse, ‘Macbeth’ with CMP Productions, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ with Stage Door Productions, ‘Design4Living’ at The Kings Arms Theatre and an original short, entitled ‘Will’, with MET Films. He has also co-composed an original soundtrack for ‘Billy the Monster and Me’ produced by Colour The Clouds Theatre Company. He is represented by EOC Management.

www.castingcallpro.com/uk/actor/profile/barney-cooper
Selina Zaza

Selina Zaza

Selina trained at East 15 acting school. After graduating in 2006, she played Samina in an international tour of 'When the Lights Went Out' with Tara Arts. She continued to do the rep season 'Hotbed' playing Baron in 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Prisoner in 'The Penal Colony', Nurse in 'Medea' and Kasturba in 'The Shadow of Gandhi'. In 2007 she toured with Theatre Centre, playing Kiran in 'Romeo in the City'; 2008 she performed in the Polka Theatre, playing a variety of characters such as Cinderella and Baby Bear in 'The Jolly Postman'; 2010, Selina played Kool Kat in 'Dick Whittington' in South Hill Park; 2011 she worked with Oxfordshire Theatre Company as Bagheera the Panther and Raksha the wolf and in 'The Jungle Book', touring in the UK as well as the Madinat Theatre in Dubai. During 2012 Selina toured with Tutti Frutti productions as Nan in 'Rapunzel' and Lolita in "Hue Boy" in 2013. She then toured Pied Piper theatre company as Mum, Gran and Mrs Mariposa in 'Care of Henry'. Selina played Mum in ‘The Boy Cried Wolf’
Simon Spencer Hyde

Simon Spencer Hyde

Simon trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduating in 2003. Work has since included: Ark-ive for The National Theatre & Wildworks: the critically acclaimed Enchanted Palace for Wildworks: Alice In Wonderland at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke: Much Ado About Nothing for Red Shift Theatre: Alan Ayckbourne’s Intimate Exchanges with Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal: Three Witches for Hoopla Productions: Who Saw Marjory Daw?, Harlequin Goes to the Moon & The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat for The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. and drama documentaries for Granada TV.