Currently Touring
1 Dec 2023 - 11 May 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

by Mike Kenny

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!

 

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!

Featuring design elements by Hannah Sibai.

‘4 stars- tutti frutti bring silliness, imagination and sheep to Aesop’s well-known fable’
– The Stage

‘A beautiful show was performed by three distinctive and talented performers, who had the audience enthralled from the moment you entered the Studio’
– York Mumbler

‘The show proves once more that the team-up of Tutti Frutti and writer Mike Kenny is a recipe for theatrical magic’
– Arts York

‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a shining example of theatre for young audiences done right’
-Everything Theatre

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Programme

Tour Dates

15 Apr 2024
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20 Apr 2024
24 Apr 2024
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28 Apr 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for Arts, Costa Mesa
1 May 2024
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2 May 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Yavapai College Perf Arts Centre
5 May 2024
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6 May 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
9 May 2024
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11 May 2024
9 Dec 2023
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31 Dec 2023

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham
22 Jan 2024
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27 Jan 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Persson Hall, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
30 Jan 2024
3 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Rockefeller Arts Center
6 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Raritan Valley Community College Theatre
8 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
9 Feb 2024
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10 Feb 2024
14 Feb 2024
15 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Tilles Center for Performing Arts, Long Island University
18 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Darke County Center for the Arts
22 Feb 2024
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25 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Passant Theatre, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan State University
28 Feb 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Valentine Theatre, Toledo Cult Arts Theatre
1 Mar 2024
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2 Mar 2024
4 Mar 2024
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8 Mar 2024
11 Mar 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center
13 Mar 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Schauer Arts & Acitvity Centre
14 Mar 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Bloomington Centre for the Arts
18 Mar 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Sangamon Auditorium, University of Illinois, Springfield
20 Mar 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State University
21 Mar 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
2 Apr 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Vilar Performing Arts Center
4 Apr 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

WYO Performing Arts and Education Center
5 Apr 2024
12 Apr 2024
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13 Apr 2024

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Pepperdine University

Creative Team

Wendy Harris

Artistic Director, Chair of PYA England

Wendy has held the position of artistic director at Tutti Frutti since 2005, touring nationally and internationally, co-producing the Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre, and leading on the development programmes and arts engagement work.

Dominic Sales

Composer

Dom loves writing music, playing music, recording music and listening to music. 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. Dom is director/producer for the record label Jellymould Jazz and also plays the triangle.

Joanne Bernard

Movement Director & Tutti Frutti Club Associate Artist Joanne trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. 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).

Mike Kenny

Writer

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 internationally. Mike won the 2015 Writers' Guild Award for Best Play for Younger Audiences with Three Wise Monkeys.

Rebecca Constable

Designer

Rebecca is passionate about design for performance and has gained valuable industry experience working as a designer for the Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible Theatre, along with a designer/maker for The Lakeside Theatre Nottingham, Freedom Studios and the 2017 Connections festival.

Christella Litras

Musical Director

Christella Litras is a songwriter, musician, composer, vocal arranger, record producer, creative support officer (Leeds Playhouse) and founding member of Caution Collective. She composed the musical score for Windrush: Movement of the People by Phoenix Dance Theatre, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush.

Delicia Sorhaindo

Jerwood Resident Designer

Delicia Sorhaindo made her debut as Assistant Designer with Leeds Playhouse on Nine Night. She previously worked with Leeds Playhouse on a wardrobe department placement during her time at Nottingham Trent University before returning as a freelance postgraduate. While on placement Delicia worked on R&D for So Much.

Roman Bull

Assistant Stage Manager

Roman is a training stage manager at Leeds City College, who is just finishing his first year. He has a background in costume alteration and enjoys making props in his spare time.

George Stone

Assistant Director



George is a director, Dramaturg and Facilitator currently being supported by Arts Council England to realise her accessible theatre experience for young children and children with complex needs and disabilities, The Blanket Fort Club. She has worked with organisations such as Sheffield Theatres, Leeds Playhouse, Half Moon Theatre, The Globe and Chicken Shed.

Lucie Raine

Assistant Movement Director

Lucie is a Leeds born dancer who worked in education for several years before studying for MA Musical Theatre Creative at Leeds Conservatoire. She is now transitioning to work in Theatre full time as a movement director and is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Tutti Frutti.

Touring Team

Danny Childs

Professional work includes: 12 Miles from Nowhere (Karen Simpson/Action Transport Theatre), Wishee Washee in Aladdin (Buxton Opera House) Grandson in Michael Morpurgo’s FarmBoy (Colchester Mercury/Polka Theatre), King John in King John (CreamFaced Loons) and Potty Pierre in Beauty and the Beast (Jordan Productions). Danny is also Creative Director of 'SquadFour Productions' in Manchester.  

Dora Rubinstein

Dora trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Credits include Cinderella (Cast, Doncaster), Digital Ghost Hunt (York Theatre Royal), Peter Pan, Aladdin (The Dukes, Lancaster), The Wizard of Oz (Leicester Square Theatre), Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth (The Young Shakespeare Company). She also performs and teaches circus skills such as contortion and acrobatics.

Alex Wingfield

Alex trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, having studied Music at Durham University. Theatre includes: Swallows and Amazons (York Theatre Royal); The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre, London). As well as performing on stage, Alex works as a voiceover artist, primarily narrating audiobooks aimed at a younger audience.

Kirsty Smith

Kirsty is a Nottingham-based freelance stage manager. Kirsty has many years of professional experience within the theatre industry spreading out across the UK. She has toured with multiple different children's shows including The Boy Who Bit Picasso, Getting dressed, Mirror, Mirror and Tutti Frutti shows Keepy Uppy and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Amara Latchford

Understudy

Amara is an Actor Musician from the West Midlands, currently in their graduate year at Leeds Conservatoire. They play piano, violin, guitar, and have recently begun exploring percussion. Credits while training include, King Rat in Dick Whittington: the Rock and Roll Panto, Paul Snyder in Brecht’s St Joan of the Stockyard, ‘a schoolchild’ in Slung Low’s film The Magician, as well as working with The Gracefool Collective on ‘Kick Off’ for Leeds City of Culture 2023.

Ethan Cooper

Understudy Ethan is a trained singer and highly skilled instrumentalist from Nottinghamshire. He is an accomplished guitarist and pianist who excels in composition. Ethan began his training in musical theatre before discovering his passion for playing and song writing. This led to a refocus of his career towards music and Actor Musicianship and he has recently graduated from Leeds Conservatoire.

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