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This half term Maurice Sendak’s classic tale of imagination and escape gets a musical makeover in Oliver Knussen’s fantasy opera. With words by Maurice Sendak, this is the story of MAX, a boy in a wolf suit who escapes from the tedium of home life into a wild land populated by strange misfit creatures who recognise him as their King.


Featuring a first half of Ravel’s Mother Goose, this is a concert experience that will delight adults and children alike.

Whether you’re a family looking for something enchanting to do on a Saturday afternoon or a seasoned opera going pro, this is the show for you.

WILD THING fancy dress is encouraged and family discounts are available.

Music Oliver Knussen
Libretto Maurice Sendak

Cast & Creative Team

               Conductor                              Finnegan Downie Dear

Director                                Jack Furness

Designer                                  Hannah Wolfe

Movement Director                    Rebecca Meltzer

Max                                      Rhian Lois

Mama / Tzippy                       Kate Howden

Wild Thing with BEARD       Robin Bailey

Wild Thing with HORNS             Benedict Nelson

ROOSTER Wild Thing                 Nicholas Morris

BULL Wild Thing                 Thomas Bennet