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Your Childhood Memories Re-Imagined, Silo-Style!

Your Childhood Memories Re-Imagined, Silo-Style!

Peter And the Wolf
By Sergei Prokofiev. Adapted by Sophie Roberts and Leon Radojkovic

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 November 9 – December 10.

Peter’s not supposed to leave his grandfather’s house. There’s a wolf lurking outside, and it’s not safe. But Peter can’t stay inside forever and when he finally adventures out into the surrounding park, it’s not long before the wolf appears.”

In Silo Theatre’s electric reimagining of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic tale, Silo Artistic Director Sophie Roberts (The Book of Everything, Boys Will Be Boys) and composer Leon Radojkovic (Amadeus, BREL, Boys Will Be Boys) bring together a glittering musical adaptation with a six-piece band, puppetry and live videography.

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.

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The design team is also a mixture of Silo favourites and new faces. With lighting design from Rachel Marlow (Boys Will Be Boys), set design from Dan Williams (Hudson and Halls Live!) and puppets from NZ puppet master Jon Coddington (mastermind behind the worldwide sellout Fringe hit Puppet Fiction), making his Silo design debut. The company is also working with students from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and Massey University to complete the intricate and stunning design for the world of the show.

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.”

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.

*Recommended for ages 7 and up, the wolf may be a little scary for some :)

Herald Theatre, Auckland Live
Thursday November 9 – Saturday December 9.
Tuesday & Wednesday@ 6 pm; Thursday – Saturday @ 7pm and Sunday @ 4pm.
Matinee: 18 & 25 November at 2pm.
Book at Ticketmaster

More info at www.silotheatre.co.nz


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