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If we don’t confront our fears, will they come and get us anyway?

Our hero finds herself falling from her waking life into a dense forest; the stuff of fairy tales and horror films. Alone, afraid, she senses something is circling in the deep dark. Is it as bad as she imagines? Or worse? If she can outrun it, she’ll never find out what she was fleeing from….

This boldly original physical theatre production celebrates the power of fairy tales and the role that fear plays in our lives. It features large-scale projection, filmic sound design and an original fantasy horror score composed by Quincy Grant and recorded by the Adelaide Art Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Sexton.

Meet the creative team

Andy Packer

Artistic Director

Andy is a director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.

Andy is a director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.

Andy is renowned for creating original live performance moments that are emotionally powerful and visually bold. His work across theatre for young audiences, opera, cabaret and symphonic concerts has pushed him to develop a distinctive theatrical form that is at once personal and epic.

Andy has directed productions, concerts and events for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Australian String Quartet, Windmill Theatre, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, Southern Youth Theatre Ensemble, Restless Dance, Tutti Ensemble and Rundle Mall Management Authority.

Andy was Creative Producer of Programming at Carclew Youth Arts 2003-2006, Creative Producer of Family Events for Adelaide Fringe Festival 2007-2008 and Creative Director of Come Out Festival 2011.

Andy is on the Board of International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), based in Philadelphia, USA.

Quincy Grant

Artistic Associate - Composer

Quincy is an Adelaide based director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.

Quincy Grant composes music for theatre, concert stage and film. His work includes music for plays such as The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy, and When the Rain Stops Falling; many works for orchestra that have been played in Germany, Canada, and by the leading Australian orchestras; and soundtracks for films and documentaries broadcast on the ABC and SBS. He also writes for concert performances and film, and plays in many groups: from rock to new music and, most recently wild gypsy music with Golonka.

He is co-director of The Firm, a company that presents concerts each year featuring Australian classical musicians in programmes of new Australian music along side interesting repertoire. In 2013 his first opera, An Ode to Nonsense, was premiered by Slingsby and the State Opera of South Australia.

Quincy lives in Adelaide with four dear ones – Anna, Arland, Clara and Miranda.

Geoff Cobham

Artstic Associate - Lighting

Geoff has worked as an Event Producer, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Public Artist and Venue Designer. His work has ranged from many smaller innovative productions to large scale theatre/dance productions, festivals, art exhibitions, events, museums and venue creation.

Awards include: Ruby Award for Sustained Contribution, Green Room Award Best lighting Design for Night Letters (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Sydney Theatre Award Best Lighting Design for Never Did Me Any Harm (Force Majeure), Helpman Award for Best Scenic Design for Little Bird (State Theatre Company of South Australia). Geoff is Artistic Associate (Design) for Slingsby.

Finegan Kruckemeyer

Playwright

Finegan has had 86 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into eight languages. He has received 35 awards (at least one each year since 2002) including the 2017 Mickey Miners Lifetime Achievement Award (for services to international theatre for young audiences), the 2015 David Williamson Award for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting, and an inaugural Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

To date, Finegan’s plays have had seasons in: 200 international festivals; all Australian states/territories; eight US national tours; five UK national tours; and at the Sydney Opera House (six works), Scotland’s Imaginate Festival (three works), New York’s Lincoln Center for the Arts (three works), DC’s Kennedy Center for the Arts (three works), Ireland’s Abbey Theatre (two works) and Shanghai’s Malan Flower Theatre (two works).

Production Credits

  • Director Andy Packer
  • Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer
  • Design/Lighting Design Geoff Cobham
  • Composer Quincy Grant
  • Conductor Timothy Sexton
  • Executive Producer Jodi Glass
  • Theatre Consultant Roz Hervey
  • Production Manager Lisa Hill
  • Theatre Consultant Roz Hervey
  • Music Adelaide Art Orchestra
  • Film/Projection Sophie Hyde
  • Assistant Stage Manager Michelle Delaney
  • Mechanist Maggie Oster
  • Sound Design Nick O’Connor
  • Flash Animation Luku Trembath
  • Performer Ellen Steele

Production Credits

What people are saying

“"Adelaide is richly blessed when it comes to theatre for young people, and Andy Packer's Slingsby has done it again in Wolf, which is right up there with the very best." "The list of collaborators reads like a Who's Who of local theatre, with special mentions due to Sophie Hyde for fabulous film work and especially composer Quincy Grant, whose expansive, accessible score – think John Adams goes to the movies – has been stunningly recorded by the Adelaide Art Orchestra under Timothy Sexton." "The school children who formed most of the large audience were held spellbound, like everyone else, and the applause was loud, long, and absolutely genuine." "Take your kids and see it yourself." ”

Peter Burdon, The Advertiser , Adelaide

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