Wolfboy

30 June - 4 July 2009

A musical based on the play by Brad Fraser
Book by Russell Labey
Music & Lyrics by Leon Parris

In Wolfboy two teenagers share a pact to confront their past and plan a future away from the boys home. Grade ‘A’ golden-boy Bernie has attempted suicide and David is a street hustler who may or may not have the powers of a wolf. A taught psycho-sexual thriller on the nature of trust, do they trust those who offer help, should they even trust each other?

Brad Fraser is an award-winning and internationally renowned Canadian playwright with a reputation for being dark, witty, often shocking, and always controversial. Among his plays are Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Poor Super Man and Martin Yesterday.

Russell Labey is an award winning director who returns to the Tabard Theatre after New Boy which was reproduced this year at the Trafalgar Studios starring Nicholas Hoult. He also directed the Tabard Theatre’s production of Stig of the Dump and also script edited the Oscar Nominated film Milk starring Sean Penn.

Leon Parris won The Vivian Ellis Award 2000 for Best Musical (Going Once), as well as The Really Useful Group Award for Most Promising Writer, The Warner Chappell and The Mercury Workshops Awards and the Cameron Mackintosh Bursary.

Wolfboy previews at the Tabard Theatre before premiering at George Square 4 at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Starring: Paul Holowaty, Gregg Lowe, Lee Latchford-Evans and Katie Beard.

Lee Latchford-Evans was a member of the pop group Steps, who achieved 14 consecutive Top 5 singles (a record for a British act, at the time bettered only by The Beatles) and more than 12 million albums, before announcing their split on Boxing Day 2001.

Paul Holowaty is best known as Hollyoaks bad boy Steven Macintosh, known as ”Macki”. An ealier role as 12-year-old schoolboy Neil Fearns on Coronation Street, saw him getting fellow classmate Sarah Louise Platt (Tina O’ Brian) pregnant.

Gregg Lowe most recently starred with Nicholas Hoult from Skins in the sold-out West End hit, New Boy, also directed and adapted by Russell Labey.

Katie Beard’s previous stage credits include stints at The Hampstead Theatre, Kings Head and Royal Court. She most recently worked with Russell Labey as the female understudy on New Boy, West End.