It is absolutely the Peter and the Wolf that you remember from your childhood, but it’s different. It’s not an orchestra, it’s an indie band. It’s not a forest, it’s Auckland’s vibrant CBD. It’s not horns, it’s electric guitar. Silo’s remix of this beloved orchestral fairy tale places Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in the here and now. Premiering at the Herald Theatre from 9 November to 10 December 2017. The play is recommended for ages 7 and up, as the wolf may be a little scary for some.
Director Sophie Roberts describes how the story has been updated for Auckland now, “The story is set today and begins with our Peter moving from Russia to Westmere to live with his Grandfather where he struggles to fit in and make new friends. When a wolf escapes from the Zoo, Peter sees an opportunity to become a hero and joins forces with a motley crew of animals. Their adventure to capture the wolf takes them across Auckland City at night.”
From David Bowie to Dame Edna Everage, Peter and the Wolf (not to be confused with The Boy Who Cried Wolf or Red Riding Hood) has seen an eclectic line-up of narrators throughout its celebrated history. In this original production, a rotating cast of Silo favs and well-known local personalities will narrate a performance each. Confirmed narrators include Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, Moana star Rachel House and other industry luminaries - Michael Hurst, Rima Te Wiata, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Nathaniel Lees and Thomas Sainsbury. From popular broadcasters to local comedic geniuses, watch this space for further announcements in the coming weeks.
Travel deep into the woods, vanquish your fear, and don’t look behind you. Peter and the Wolf promises to be the magical, mixed media, spectacle that will delight both young and old.
PETER AND THE WOLF plays
Herald Theatre, Auckland Live
Thursday November 9 to Saturday 9 December 2017
Tuesday & Wednesday@ 6 pm; Thursday to Saturday @ 7pm and Sunday @ 4pm.
Matinee: 18 & 25 November at 2pm.
More info and book at www.silotheatre.co.nz
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