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