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The Wolves in the Walls

A Little Angel Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal co-production

A puppet-infested production adapted by Toby Olié

From the original graphic novel by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean

For everyone over 6

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All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

Running Time:  approx 1 hour

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

When Lucy hears noises from behind the walls, she tries to warn her family that there are wolves lurking inside their house. But her family don’t listen. Then one day, the wolves come out, evicting Lucy and her family to live at the bottom of the garden.  But it’s not all over. Lucy gathers her courage, as her battle against the wolves is only just beginning. 

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s spooky and hilarious tale comes to thrilling theatrical life in this frenzy of puppetry, songs, and shadow-play, directed by Toby Olié and featuring original songs by Adam Pleeth and Carl Grose.

Click here to view our programme.

★ ★ ★ ★
“Gloriously anarchic and very funny.”
The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★
“It has a certain spooky something”
Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★
“Adults and children alike howl with laughter.”
Everything Theatre

The Wolves in the Walls: In Rehearsals

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 cast and creatives in rehearsals. Find out more about how the show was created and some insider knowledge about the show.

The Wolves in the Walls: From Sketchbook to Stage

Here’s an exclusive look at how adaptor, designer and director Toby Olié brought Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s brilliant book to life!

Age guidance

The Wolves in the Walls is aimed at everyone over 6. It is an enjoyably dark and funny show with an anarchic mix of puppetry and music. It is quite a simple story to follow, but please have a look at our visual story before booking if your child is younger or you think they might find it scary. There are some scenes with lots of shadows and darkness, and there is a slightly menacing atmosphere which builds up throughout the show.

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School Bookings

For KS1, KS2 & KS3+/ For everyone over 6 – see above for notes on age guidance

Curriculum links

English: Reading and Writing, Author study (Neil Gaiman), adventures/scary stories, exploring picture books.
PSHE: Confronting fear and bravery, telling lies.

Our Educational Pack can be found here.

You can find the visual story for The Wolves in the Walls here.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 for each adult and each child (weekdays before 3pm, during Islington term time only). Free adult tickets are available for children who need 1:1 support.

Before requesting a booking, please check dates, times and availability here. Maximum school capacity for this show is 115 people per performance.
Please fill in our school booking enquiry form here.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Tuesday 30th May, 2:00 pm.  Click here to book tickets.

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 1st July, 4:00 pm

No online booking for Relaxed Performances – please call 020 7226 1787

Relaxed Performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. Find out more here.

You can find the visual story for The Wolves in the Walls  here.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact


Directed and Designed by Toby Olié
Music composed by Adam Pleeth
Lyrics by Carl Grose
Associate Designer and Puppet Supervision by Daisy Beattie
Lighting design by Matt Daw

Performed by Katie Haygarth, Elisa de Grey, Sean Garratt and John Trindle

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