About the show
National Theatre Wales + Sherman Theatre in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales + BBC Arts
NETWORK PLAY READINGS
Written by Ross Willis
Directed by Izzy Rabey
Twin sisters separated at birth. One will live in the woods and be raised by a wolf. The other will discover science as her mother melts away in a bath. Will their paths cross again? Wolfie is part fairy tale, part chronicle of families ties lost through the care system.
Wolfie invites you on an adventure into the dark, magical and anarchic world of Ross Willis’s hilarious and heart-breaking play. The final Network Play Reading from National Theatre Wales and Sherman Theatre offered an opportunity to experience a contemporary drama classic, with sound design by rising star of the Welsh music scene Eadyth Crawford.
Wolfie was commissioned by Theatre503 as part of the 503Five 2017/18 and received its world premiere at Theatre503 in March 2019.
The Wolfie playtext is available to purchase from Nick Hern Books.
Izzy is a Theatre Director, Applied Drama Facilitator (specialising in adolescent mental health and Autism) and Musician originally from Machynlleth in Mid-Wales. She co-founded Run Amok in 2013 with Jonathan Patton and since then has directed numerous productions for the company including a sell-out tour of 4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane (2014), Flowers of the Dead Red Sea by Ed Thomas (2014) and Hang by debbie tucker green (2017).
Assistant Director credits include: Play/Silence (The Other Room Theatre, 2016), On Bear Ridge (National Theatre Wales/The Royal Court, 2019) and All of It by Alistair McDowall (The Royal Court, 2020).
Izzy has worked on new writing as a director and applied theatre practitioner in association with Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Sherman Theatre. She is currently Trainee Director at The Royal Court and an Emerging Director with National Theatre Wales.