'The Wolf and Peter' at Longford's Backstage Theatre

'The Wolf and Peter' at Longford's Backstage Theatre

Ireland’s multi award-winning CoisCéim Dance Theatre will bring its first ever production for children and families to Backstage Theatre, Longford on March 20 and 21 and tickets are selling out fast.

CoisCéim’s 2016 BTA award-winning ‘The Wolf and Peter’ takes inspiration from Russian composer Prokfiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’, which is considered one of the most famous pieces of music ever written.

With such a high bar for achievement, CoisCéim deftly made this staging one of the best pieces of children’s dance theatre ever to be produced in Ireland.

“It’s great to see CoisCéim branching into children’s productions so successfully with this new piece of work. Having already wowed Irish audiences, CoisCéim will now present this work in Australia, thanks to support from Culture Ireland.

“This international presentation will once again ensure that some of Ireland’s best artists are brought to new audiences, generating greater awareness of Ireland’s culture and creativity,” said Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys.

Featuring five outstanding dancers with a live piano performance, CoisCéim Dance Theatre takes this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration for this magical and beautiful show. Here, the story is told through the eyes of a wolf.

Filled with dance and live music, this fun and richly theatrical production by David Bolger gives life to a Bird, a Cat, a Duck, a Boy, and of course a wolf in a highly energetic original work that will capture the hearts of all ages.

“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 throughout Ireland this Spring. The wolf is coming,” said CoisCéim’s Artistic Director David Bolger.

‘Peter and the Wolf’ was a musical score originally written as an engaging way to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra.

The performance in the Backstage Theatre will take children, and their families, on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.

CoicCéim’s ‘The Wolf and Peter’ will come to the Backstage Theatre on Monday March 20. Tickets are €7/€5 and can be purchased at www.backstage.ie or (043) 33 47888. Show time is at 7pm.

Tickets are selling out fast, according to the Backstage Theatre Facebook page, so book now to avoid disappointment.