The Company Of Wolves (Twisted Tales)
By Patricia-Ann Young | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
Re-imagining Angela Carter’s ‘The Company of Wolves’, this production from Twisted Tales is all bark and no bite. Director Rebecca Cochran-Patrick has decided to stage it as a “kitsch 1950s cautionary tale for girls”, but this twee take on the source material strips Carter’s work of its eerie sensuality, and is chastely sexless for a story about sexual awakening. It is fun, however, with a great retro soundtrack and sparky performances. Alex Britt as The Wolf is funny one minute and menacing the next, and Felicity Challinor, as part of the ensemble, stands out as a charismatic and versatile performer. ‘Company of Wolves’ might smooth over what made Carter’s work special, but it sure has a blast while doing it.
theSpace On The Mile, until 12 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]