[P]acked full of energy, jokes, rhymes and action, this wonderful new family show takes audiences aged 5+ on an adventure at Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church Hall.
Adapted from Aesop’s fable, this modern retelling is an exciting, poetic and fun adventure story featuring the trademark madcap rhymes of award-winning poet Dommy B (BBC Rhyme Rocket) performed to live music from multi-instrumentalist, Vela Vox.
Jamie has one job: to look after sheep. If the wolf comes near he must shout WOLF!!! so the villages will come and chase the wolf away. But watching sheep is very boring and Jamie’s head fills with made-up adventures. In his imagination, Jamie rides dragons and defeats deadly monsters with amazing magic spells. In his imagination, Jamie isn’t looking after sheep – he’s a hero with a sword and he’s the one who saves the village when the wolf comes.
But Jamie shouts “WOLF!!!” so many times the villagers ignore him. What will happen now when the wolf comes?
The Boy Who Cried Wolf is written and performed by Dommy B (CBeebies & BBC;Rhyme Rocket;) and directed by Kevin Dyer with music by Vela Fox. This is Dommy’s fifth national touring show for families and follows last years When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish from the same creative team.
Dominic Berry is an international award winning performance poet who produces work for both adults and children. His awards include New York’s infamous Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam and Manchester Literature Festival’s Superheroes of Slam. In his children’s poet ‘Dommy B’ persona, he has performed on CBeebies & BBC’s Rhyme Rocket. His poetry for adults has been performed on BBC’s Greg and Celia’s Festivals Highlights (a showcase of the best of 2014′s Edinburgh Fringe), Channel 4′s My Daughter The Teenage Nudist and Channel 4 News.
“Dominic is an exceptional force in the poetry and spoken word scene.” John McGrath Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales
“Really very inspiring. I love the seriousness and the humour.” Benjamin Zephaniah
Kate Lynch, Chair of Kirkby Stephen Community Arts, said ‘We’re thrilled to be presenting The Boy Who Cried Wolf with Highlights Rural Touring. Dominic takes a traditional fairy story and really makes it his own – funny, inspiring and something a little bit different. One for all the family!’
Presented by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and Highlights Rural Touring.
Date/ Time: Saturday 11 March at 2pm
Venue: The Methodist Hall, 14 High Street, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4SG
Age suitability: 5+
Tickets: Adult £8 / Child £6 / Family £24
Bookings: 017683 71885 or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk