The Wolves of Willoughby Chase from a children’s novel by Joan Aiken was performed at The Mill Arts Centre from 23-26 November 2022.
Two brave and determined girls – Bonnie and Sylvia – fight against ferocious wolves, snowy wastelands and evil guardian, Miss Slighcarp. With their friend, Simon the goose boy, they are caught up in devious plotting at Willoughby Chase. Encountering unforgettable characters on the way, our three heroes show that courage and friendship are the way to win the day.
A thrilling adventure set in the evocative, imaginary world of an alternative history of England.
Recommended for ages 5+
The cast was as follows:
Chorus and Bonnie – Immy Tredwell
Chorus and Sylvia – Katy Roberts
Chorus and Simon – Martin Crook
Chorus, James and Mr Wilderness – Chris Brant
Chorus, Sir Willoughby and Mr Gripe – Adrian McGlynn
Miss Slighcarp – Ian Nutt
Chorus, Mr Grimshaw and School Inspector – Nik Lester
Chorus, Dr Morne and Dr Field – Jem Turner
Chorus and Mrs Briskett – Hilary Beaton
Chorus and ticket collector – Helen Williams
Chorus and Emma the small girl – Sian Gibson
Director – Clare Lester
Production Manager – Adrian McGlynn
Review. A review by Jo Genesius can be seen here.