An Inspector asks Rawiya about a recent crime. She chooses to tell him a story…
Every year the village of Feigling has to pay tribute to the beast that has terrorised its people since before they can remember. A ballot is held and those young men and women whose names are drawn out, take all the food that the village has to the Wolfman’s lair – an abandoned watermill deep in the forest. They do not return. Johann knows of this tradition but is forced by his father, the Mayor of Feigling, to omit his name from the ballot. Feeling that this is unfair on those who do not have such a choice he puts his name in secretly. He is chosen, much to the dismay of his father. Johann and Greta, a little girl whose name was also chosen, travel to the Wolfman’s lair. When the Wolfman attacks, Johann cowardly runs leaving Greta to fend for herself. Upon returning to the village, Greta’s mother begs for someone to rescue her daughter. Gisela, who has recently returned from a long time away, volunteers herself to go. Together with Johan and another young man called Freindhardt, they travel again to the lair. But the Wolfman is not who he seems and the true enemy is much closer than they imagined.
The Wolfman premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the 5th February 2015 in the New Athanaeum Theatre.
Director – Stephen Redwood
Musical Director – Ross Gunning
Technical Director – Ryan Greenfield
Designer – Catherine McLauchlan
Choreograper/Movement Director – Elizabeth Bishop, Hayley Cunningham, Stephanie Rae
Accompanist – Samantha Quillish