Contains strong language and adult themes

This performance has taken place in the past


Something’s not right. Children are being raised by animals. A mother is slowly sinking in the bath. The trees are left doing the paperwork. The air is filled with screams of children howling for help. And some twins want to tell you a story about how everything got so f*cked up.

A spiralling odyssey of dizzying theatricality, Wolfie is a bold, fantastical fairytale following twins separated at birth that asks who is truly responsible for society’s most vulnerable children.

Ross Willis’s debut play is a wildly imaginative, irreverent look at life in and after the care system.

Wolfie was awarded Best Play at the 2020 Writers’ Guild Awards, and Best New Play at the 2020 Off-West End Awards. It also earned Willis a nomination for Best Writer at the 2019 Stage Debut Awards and Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

‘The opening stage direction of Wolfie is ‘this play should not be polite’. A journey through forests, food banks, and f**kloads of movement, the story is one that demands to be told now. It’s a howl of anger and a riot of colour, politically essential and brilliantly conceived. It’s also really funny. What better invitation for a director and an audience?’ Joanna Bowman, Director

Cast: Leah Byrne (Z) and Anna Russell-Martin (A)

Written by ROSS WILLIS
Directed by JOANNA BOWMAN (Tron Associate Director 2022-24)
Set & Costume Design by ALISA KALYANOVA
Lighting Design by COLIN GRENFELL
Sound Design by DANNY KRASS
Movement Direction by JACK WEBB

Wardrobe Supervisor HEATHER CURRIE

Download a full version of the digital programme here.

We acknowledge that the focus on life in and after the care system in Wolfie and the mental health impact of this may be a trigger for audience members. We have compiled a list of Scottish organisations providing support and advice for care experienced young people; and of those that provide mental health and wellbeing support and information which can be accessed here.

Image credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

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Wolfie promotional image. Two small plastic chairs, one yellow and one green sit amidst a forest of tiny green fir trees. The cut outs on the back of the chair look like innocent child-like smiles. The dark background and moody lighting give the chairs a sense of malevolance.