30 Apr 2016 - 21 Jan 2017


by Evan Placey

WiLd! was selected for the 39th annual IPAY International Showcase, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from January 18-21, 2017. 


A story of a boy

Running, jumping, no time for sleeping, a boy with a big imagination

Playing, diving, can’t be stopping, a boy who feels lonely.

Imagining, dreaming, better than schooling

A boy who loves the outdoors.

Leaping, soaring, no space for listening

A boy they call WiLd!

Writers’ Guild award-winning writer Evan Placey teamed up with Tutti Frutti and CANDAL at Nottingham University to create this fantastic one person show that unravels the story of a wayward yet fragile and misunderstood boy, living within his untamed imagination.

A brilliant, clever, cheeky new play celebrating all things ‘wild’ with a fabulous sound track, live music and fresh moves.

‘WiLd is that rare event – a genuine theatrical must see’
– The Yorkshire Post

‘Once again tutti frutti have brought a delightful, thought provoking education to the stage’
– Yorkshire Times

Creative Team

Dominic Sales


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.

Evan Placey

Evan is a Canadian-British playwright who grew up in Toronto and now lives in London, England. He recently won the Writers’ Guild Award – Best Play for Young Audiences for his play Girls Like That (Synergy Theatre/Unicorn Theatre; first produced Birmingham Rep/Theatre Royal Plymouth/West Yorkshire Playhouse.)

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).

Kate Bunce

Set & Costume Designer Kate has designed shows for The New Vic, Birmingham Rep, MAC, Pentabus, Birmingham Symphony Hall, BAC, Polka Theatre and Northampton Royal, Tutti Frutti and Derngate. Kate has also held prop and assistant design roles for The National Theatre, BBC, RSC and Almeida.

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.

Touring Team

Elliot Clark

Elliot has been involved in professional theatre for almost fifteen years and has worked as a company stage manager in London’s West End as well as touring across the UK, Italy and America in stage management roles. He has worked on musicals, plays, fringe theatre, opera and many children’s theatre shows.

Molly Lopresti

Molly Lopresti is a percussionist from Devon, who studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has performed and worked with artists such as Julian Lloyd Webber, ensemble Bash and Joanna MacGregor. In 2012 she reached the televised percussion final of the BBC Young Musician of The Year.

Rhys Warrington

Rhys graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD) on the BA Acting course. His professional credits include Christmas Songbook (Dirty Protest), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pontardawe Arts Centre/Welsh Tour), Pop (Theatre 503), Antigone (GradCo), Recreation (Arcola / PlayWROUGHT), How The Other Half Loves (Torch Theatre), Praxis Makes Perfect(NTW), and Great Expectations (Vaudeville Theatre / West End).

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