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National Youth Music Theatre returns to Curve with a new work written by best-selling children’s author Timothy Knapman, and with music by Laurence Mark Wythe. 

We all think we know the story of the Big Bad Wolf. How he’s mean and greedy, and likes blowing down the houses of innocent little pigs, and gobbling up grandmas just for the wicked fun of it.  But that’s a fairy tale and the truth is a whole lot more surprising.  In this hilarious, action-packed new family musical, you’ll get to meet the real Wolf: the guardian of a beautiful forest and all the creatures who live there.  When a smooth-talking Woodcutter and his gang of henchmen turn up with deforestation and redevelopment on their minds, the Wolf is the only one standing in their way.  But once they’ve sown the seeds of doubt among his friends, the Wolf – and his woodland family – will be tested to breaking point, and even the gentlest of creatures will learn that there are times when you just have to be Big and Bad. 

Established in 1976, National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre. For over forty years it has enabled young people across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to dub it ‘the best youth music theatre in the world’.  

Suitable for all ages
Running time: 1 hr 50 mins (incl. 20 min interval)
Please be advised that this production contains haze.


£18 – £10

15% off for Members

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Credits & Acknowledgments

Director – Richard Fitch
Musical Director – Tamara Saringer 
Choreographer – Chris Cuming 
Set & Costume Designer – Richard Cooper 
Producer – Jeremy Walker for NYMT

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