An exclusive production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf comes to Brentwood Theatre
- Credit: Tutti Frutti
Brentwood Theatre has teamed up with international children’s theatre company Tutti Frutti and York Theatre to bring you the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
This Christmas time, the wintery, warming story of a bother of a boy, a moaning mother and an old brass band of a grandad, set in a village of weavers, with needles clicking and where every new jumper tells a tale.
This retelling of the famous Aesop fable is set over three winters with the family living together in their small village, threading wool and looking after sheep for their living.
"This is a universal story of a boy unsure of where he fits in and what he wants to do, set against the backdrop of tradition and expectation.
"We love to laugh at the sheep and be a bit scared of the wolf that lives high on the mountain. We identify with our day dreamer boy who can't resist a little fib to brighten up his dull day," says director Wendy Harris on why she wanted to direct the show.
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This show has all the elements you'd expect from a family show with lots of music and plenty of catchy songs - including a funny sheep number - played by three very talented actor-musicians and infused with a folky feel in keeping with the visual design of the show.
"The set consists of 'yarn bombed' trees and giant bobbins and the costumes are inspired by folk handicraft with lots of knitted elements as well," said designer Hannah Sibai.
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The visual design has been somewhat of an inspiration as Brentwood will be getting its very own yarn-bombed tree this December when The Brentwood Belles W.I. decorate the tree outside Brentwood Theatre with colourful knitted creations themed around The Boy Who Cried Wolf in time for the opening of the show.
This is Tutti Frutti's first time bringing a show to Brentwood and they're excited to present this beautiful tale and to delight the families of Brentwood.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf is on at Brentwood Theatre from 3-29 December. Tickets available from www.brentwood-theatre.co.uk or call the theatre box office on 01277 200305.