Saturday, April 01, 2006

all the better to see you with...

Two more reviews of WOLVES IN THE WALLS are in

"...a brilliant example of how a vibrant, collaborative piece of musical theatre can grow from a well-chosen text."

and at,,1744702,00.html

(A review of an earlier preview than the press night).
'If the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over.' Not in Glasgow. When the wolves hit the stage at the Tramway, a good show becomes its glorious best. The National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable have collaborated in this adaptation of the scary children's book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. The Wolves in the Walls is ingeniously billed as 'a musical pandemonium' - a description that carefully avoids the cultural weight of 'opera' and takes the mumsy merriment out of 'musical' - suitable for all those 'over seven who aren't easily scared'.

(I wonder if we pulled back a little on the fear factor in WOLVES following the second of the previews, when it seemed like kids were getting slightly hysterical and the sound of treble screaming punctuated the first half of the show.) I like the vaguely divided reviews, with some of them feeling the show gets good when the wolves come on, and some feeling that the other stuff is better....

and this review now has a photograph of the wolves doing their wolfish things (in this case, Hoovering).

(The London run is the 12th to the 29th of April 2006. )