The theatre is set to open to the public again on the 18th December with an adaptation of Joan Aiken’s The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

This Christmas, Greenwich Theatre will open its doors with Russ Tunney’s thrilling festive adaptation of Joan Aiken’s classic children’s novel, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Directed by Artistic Director, James Haddrell, the production is accompanied by an online and interactive experience for those unable to attend the live performance.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase tells the story of two brave and determined girls as they encounter unforgettable characters, take on ferocious wolves and battle through snowy wastelands. Bonnie, Sylvia, and their friend Simon the Goose-boy soon realise that the wolves roaming the forests outside may not be as dangerous as the wolfish adults plotting inside.

Featuring musical compositions by David Haller(Puss in Boots, Belgrade Theatre), the production is set to star Greenwich’s favourite pantomime villain Anthony Spargo as Miss Slighcarp. He will appear alongside Alice De-Warrenne, Cassandra Hercules, Akshay Khanna, Serin Ibrahim and Reice Weathers (The Upstart Crow, Gielgud Theatre).

As well as the live performance, the theatre is also offering audience members the opportunity to join the cast in an online challenge to help Bonnie and Sylvia on an epic venture through their wintry world. Sir Willoughby’s Challenge is a brand new theatrical experience for brave and
intrepid adventurers aged 6 to 12.

Talking about the production James Haddrell, Greenwich Theatre’s Artistic Director said: “It may not be viable to present our regular festive panto but the fun of Christmas theatre is more vital than ever this and I’m proud that at Greenwich Theatre we’ll be offering this festive show alongside an online, interactive production. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, presented in a brand new socially distanced production, is a thrilling adventure story that’s sure to delight the whole family this Christmas and fill the gap left by so many cancelled or postponed pantomimes.”

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase will run at the Greenwich Theatre from the 18th December until the 10th January 2021.