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The Wolf is Coming to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Source: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Posted: 19 Jun 2017
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre welcomes the arrival of CoisCéim Dance Theatre and their wondrous children’s show - The Wolf and Peter - to Penrith for four enthralling shows.

Straight from a sell-out tour of Ireland and performing in Australia at three venues only, The Joan is proud to be hosting CoisCéim’s (pronounced kush-came) - multi award winning Irish contemporary dance group at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Penrith, 6 – 7 July. It’s a great opportunity for local families to enjoy the best international entertainment on offer without having to travel or pay city prices.

Promising to enrich and entertain little (and big) people’s hearts and lives, CoisCéim’s The Wolf and Peter takes inspiration from Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, considered one of the most famous pieces of music ever written.

Originally written as symphonic fairy tale as an engaging way to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra and adapted many times over, this fun and richly theatrical production by David Bolger features five outstanding dancers and a live piano performance. Filled with dance, movement and live music, life is given to a Bird, a Cat, a Duck, a Boy, and of course the WOLF in a highly energetic original work and a thrilling adventure that will capture your imagination as Peter saves the Wolf!

For this production, the extraordinary pianist Conor Linehan will play both the original classic score and his own new compositions live on stage as CoisCéim Dance Theatre takes this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration for their magical and beautiful show. And the twist -  Bolger’s version of the story is told through the eyes of the WOLF. 

CoisCéim’s Artistic Director David Bolger commented: It has been an absolute delight to reinterpret this classic in a way that speaks to the current generation, while being respectful to the richness of the original music and dance and I am thrilled that through the support of the Arts Council, we are able to bring The Wolf and Peter to younger audiences internationally -  The wolf is coming!”

From the critics on the other side of the world:

5 STARS “reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern…The Wolf and Peter is funny, imaginative, and, finally, very moving.”  – The Irish Times

5 STARS “a high end production by a top class company operating at the top of their game. Playful, funny, moving, The Wolf and Peter stirs the spirit and ignites the imagination, no matter what age you might happen to be.” – examiner.com

5 STARS “There really is something for everyone in The Wolf and Peter, from splendid performances to stunning design, and some beautiful music.” –The Reviews Hub

And not to forget the best critics of all time -  the social media audience!

@CoisCeim such a charming & brilliant show #wolfandpeter @glorennis top class performance & amazing #dancers. Enthralled 7 year old!@CoisCeim such a charming & brilliant show #wolfandpeter @glorennis top class performance & amazing #dancers. Enthralled 7 year old!

The Wolf and Peter will take children, and their families, on a thrilling adventure as they explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best. Arguably one of the best pieces of children’s dance theatre ever to be produced in Ireland, with the support of Culture Ireland, Western Sydney and Blue Mountains audiences have the very special opportunity to enjoy Ireland’s leading dance theatre company right here in Penrith!

On during the July school holidays, proudly sponsored by Celestino - four shows only, so don’t miss out.

If you love dance, music, theatre and loved Creature – don’t miss your chance to see this classic.

Book tickets now online or at the box office 4723 1100.

Ages 5-10 (to 10+)
Duration: 55 minutes.

Easily accessed by public transport and a short walk from Penrith Train Station.

There are still plenty of great kids shows this year so don’t forget a three pack subscription will save you booking time and money!

Coming soon:
Emily Loves to Bounce - July school holidays10 – 12 July
Mr Stink – Weekend 29 July
Grug and the rainbow – September school holidays 29 & 30 September.

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The Wolf and Peter

Dates:
Thursday, Jul 6 2017 10:30am
Thursday, Jul 6 2017 1:00pm
Friday, Jul 7 2017 10:30am
Friday, Jul 7 2017 1:00pm

Times:
10.30am and 1.00pm

Venue:
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith

 
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