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

CEO & Artistic Director

Andy is an award-winning director of theatre, music theatre and opera.

He has also worked as creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, creative director of large-scale events and festival director. In 2007 Andy co-founded Adelaide based theatre company Slingsby. The company is now well-established as a leading international immersive theatre company, having toured to more than 170 venues, with over 1,000 performances across 13 countries and counting.

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, music theatre and symphonic concerts has pushed him to develop a distinctive theatrical aesthetic that is at once personal and epic.

Andy has directed productions 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, Restless Dance, Tutti Ensemble, Rundle Mall Management Authority and the International Astronautical Federation. In 2019 Andy was Show Director for the World of Wearable Art Awards Show in Wellington, New Zealand.

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.

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 at the Performance Space, Queens Theatre, Belvoir, Red Shed, non-theatre venues (tents, warehouses and more) to large-scale theatre/dance productions, festivals, art exhibitions, events, museums and venue creation. His love of light and dance has led him to work with many of Australia’s top choreographers and allowed him to explore the endless combinations of colour, angle, intensity, and movement, of light. With his company Bluebottle he has designed many lighting installations and lit public artworks, buildings, landscapes and freeways. Geoff received a Churchill Fellowship in 2010 to study Outdoor Theatre in Europe. This led to the creation of Barrio, inspired by the “participatory theatre” movement currently sweeping Europe. Finding innovative ways to involve community and other industry in Events was at the heart of Barrio. Its success was in the unique way it gave its audience ownership of the event. Geoff has been working on Festivals since the late 80s when he began working for Sydney Festival. He subsequently went on to become an integral part of the senior management teams of the Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Womadelaide Festival. Recent Awards include: 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Scenic Design for Little Bird; Ruby Award for Sustained Contribution; Green Room Award Best lighting Design for Night Letters; Sydney Theatre Award Best Lighting Design for Never Did Me Any Harm. Geoff is Slingsby’s Artistic Associate (Design).

Finegan Kruckemeyer


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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