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THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS

NTS creates a magical experience for everyone over 7 who’s not a scaredy cat.

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A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable in association with Tramway

Conceived and made for the stage by Julian Crouch, Vicky Featherstone and Nick Powell.
Additional words by Neil Gaiman.

This is the story of Lucy, who hears creeping, creaking, crumpling noises coming from behind the wallpaper and is convinced that there are wolves in the walls of her house. Her jam-making mother, tuba-playing father and video game obsessed brother think the noises are really mice, or rats or bats. But they are wrong and she is right as they will all soon find out…

With an unruly pack of actors, musicians and crazy puppets, the show will make you laugh, shriek with horror and watch the action between the cracks in your fingers, because everyone knows… when the wolves come out of the walls, it’s all over.

The National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable are unleashing The Wolves in the Walls onto the stage. NTS Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone, co-directs in partnership with Improbable’s Julian Crouch, whose work includes the unforgettable Shockheaded Peter and Jerry Springer the Opera. Nick Powell, best known for his haunting television scores and soundtracks for Suspect Culture provides the music and songs.

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean have conquered the world with the Sandman series, Coraline and most recently MirrorMask, a stunning new feature film. Bookshops across the world are crammed with their work and Gaiman is a regular New York Times number one bestseller. Having expressed their unique vision through graphic and adult novels, children’s books, television and film, this is the first time the duo’s work gatecrashes theatre.

Improbable has made ten pieces of work to date being 70 HILL LANE, ANIMO, LIFEGAME, CINDERELLA, COMA, SPIRIT, STICKY, THE HANGING MAN, THEATRE OF BLOOD and STARS ARE OUT TONIGHT. Many of their shows have been made in collaboration with a wide variety of organisations including The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus Ohio), The Walker Arts Centre (Minneapolis), Wiener Festwochen, UZ productions (Glasgow) and Amici Dance Theatre Company.

A story for cool kids who will grow up fearless

The Sunday Times

Venues:

Tramway Theatre

25 Albert Drive
Glasgow
G41 2PE
Dates: 25th March - 8th April
Times: 22nd and 23rd March 1pm
(Schools preview) - £2
(teachers free)
Sat 25 Mar 1pm & 7.30pm (Previews) £7/£4
Tue 28 Mar 7.30pm
(Preview) £7/£4
Wed 29 – Fri 31 Mar 7.30pm £9/£6
Sat 1 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Tue 4 Apr1 pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Wed 5 Apr 7.30pm £9/£6
Thu 6 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Fri 7 Apr 7.30pm £9/£6
Sat 8 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Family Discounts:
£18 for Preview performances – family of 2 adults and 2 kids (additional adults/kids £7/£4), £25 for all other performances (additional adults/kids £9/£6)
Box office: 0845 330 3501
Online Booking:
www.tramway.org

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square
King Street
London
W6 0QL
Dates: 12th April - 29th April
Times: 7.30pm
(no performances 16-17, 23 April)
13th April 2.30pm, 15th April 4pm
22nd April 2.30pm, 26th April 1.30pm, 29th April (2.30pm)
£12-25 (concessions / children under 16 – £10, 18-25’s - £6)
Performances 12-13 Apr £9
An open captioned performance will take place on 27 Apr 7.30pm
Box office: 08700 500 511
Online Booking:
www. lyric.co.uk

Perth Theatre
185 High Street
Perth
PH1 5UW
Dates
: 3rd - 6th May
Times: 3rd - 5th May 7.45pm £10/£8 (children £5.50)
Sat 6 May 2.30pm and 7.45pm £10/£8 (children £5.50)
Box office: 0845 612 6322
Online Booking: www.horsecross.co.uk

Macrobert Arts Centre
University of Stirling
Stirling
FK9 4LA
Dates:
9th - 10th May
Times: 9th May 7pm £5/£4
10th May 1.30pm and 7pm £5/£4
Box office:
(01786) 466666

Adam Smith Theatre
Bennochy Road
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1ET
Dates:
12th - 13th May
Times: 12th May 7.30pm £8/£5
13th May 2.30pm and 7.30pm £8/£5
Family ticket £24.00
Box office: (01592) 412929

Ayr Gaeity Theatre
Carrick Street,
Ayr
KA7 1NU
Dates:
18th - 20th May
Times: 18th and 19th May 7.30pm £12 (children £6)
20th May 2.30pm and 7.30pm
£14 (children £7)
Adult Concessions available
Family ticket 2 adults and 2 children £30
Friday 19th May
Audio described performance
and hospital broadcast
Box office: (01292) 611222
Online Booking: www.gaietytheatre.co.uk