The Boy Who Cried Wolf at York Theatre Royal

tutti frutti present Mike Kenny’s adaptation of the classic Aesop’s fable. The Boy Who Cried Wolf tells the story of a brother of a boy, a mithered mother and a whole host of village characters.

The show is suitable for families and children over three, with music by Dominic Sales. The three-strong cast will all act and play music. Florence Russell, Alex Wingfield and Guido Garcia Lueches will be expected to sing too, no doubt, as well as playing endearing characters, sheep and scary wolves! I’ve seen Alex Wingfield play a variety of roles in the past, from Panto princes to his latest role in Swallows & Amazons. He’s a very talented musician and actor, and has a perfect ability to engage with a family audience.

Director Wendy Harris says: “This is a universal story of a boy unsure of where he fits in or unsure of what he wants to do, set against the backdrop of tradition and expectation. We love to laugh at the sheep and be a bit sacred of the wolves who live high on the mountains edge. We identify with our day dreamer boy who can’t resist a little fib to brighten up his day.

“The play draws the audience into a special world of magic and story. There is always something for the adults too.”

Following the York Theatre Royal Studio run, the production will tour the UK until December and then play a Christmas season at Brentwood Theatre. Catch the show when it hits Yorkshire from 26th September to 12th October.

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