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The Company of Wolves

Angela Carter's classic tale has been adapted by Burn the Curtain in to a promenade theatre adventure for runners and walkers. 

In a tiny village on the edge of the mountains, a young girl puts on her red shoes and cloak, and heads into the forest alone, watched by unseen eyes. As the shadows lengthen, she begins to run… now the hunt begins.

Join Burn the Curtain in the theatrical re-telling of this dark and mysterious modern classic.  To help us to sniff out those who have been born feet first, to hunt those who are hairy on the inside... you can RUN or WALK with us. 

The route will be 2-3 miles for walkers, and 4-5 miles for runners and the tale will be performed along the way.

To take part in the show, come prepared for physical activity, either running or walking, with appropriate clothing and good footwear. Some of the action will take place in the dark, so bring a torch or head torch if you have one.

There are several route options you can pick the path you want to take at different points in the performance. Choose to be a hunter or a gatherer, fleet of foot or eagle eyed, to pick up the pace, or tread carefully along the forest path.

However, stray from the path for one instant, and the wolves will eat you . . .

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Event details

When is the event?

Thursday 12 October 2017 (more dates available)

What time is it on?


How much?

18 adult, 15 child

What to wear?

Come prepared for physical exercise and a torch

Do I need to book?

Booking essential

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Thursday 12 October 2017
Friday 13 October 2017
Saturday 14 October 2017

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