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It’s a wolf-eats-duck world. But it’s a world in which little boys can find extraordinary courage and – with a little help from a crazy bird and a dreamy duck (and none whatsoever from a fat, lethargic cat and two hooligan hunters) – can catch the wolf.
Peter is a bold young lad, kept confined to his backyard by his zealously protective grandfather, who lives in fear of the dangers that lurk on the outside. Peter’s only companion is a duck, who goads him into stepping out of his ‘prison’. Joined by a wounded crow, they manage to cross the fence that separates the inside from the out, and begin to frolic on a frozen lake, slipping and skidding with glee.
But just as they’re all having the time of their lives, a lone wolf, skulking and on the prowl, lunges forward to swallow the duck whole. Peter, devastated that his best friend is no more, calls on all his inner strength to capture the wolf. Rigging a trap using a net, he waits, using himself as bait; the wolf dutifully obliges, leaping to attack Peter, only to find itself trussed and coiled up in an inescapable strangle.
Peter drives into the town with his grandfather, triumphantly parading the caged wolf for all to see. But when the town bullies attempt to make a mockery of Peter’s accomplishment, Peter realises that there are things greater than personal grief and revenge, and releases the wolf into the night.
This much-loved tale has resonated deeply with over five generations of children, enchanted by its power and sense of fun. This fantastical new version, specially made to be screened theatrically in concert halls worldwide accompanied by live orchestras as well as to be seen internationally both on TV & DVD, is set to delight a whole new audience.
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