Peter and the Wolf
at the Hollywood Bowl
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING
"In 1936 Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf.
At that time, in Stalin's Communist Moscow, you had to be very careful what you said in public,
and even in music..."
On 20th August 2019 Blind Summit premiered Peter and the Wolf in the Hollywood Bowl, narrated by John C Reilly, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a puppet Peter and a brilliantly choreographed animal ballet from Daniel Hay Gordon.
A Socialist-Realist Puppet-Peter leads a cast of masked dancers in a semi-staging of one of the world's most popular pieces of classical music. This simple, charming tale of a boy who captures a wolf, introduces young audiences to the instruments of the orchestra and teaches them how to be a good communist.
"a frolicsome feast for eyes and ears... dazzling adult puppetry" musicconnection.com
"The piece took to Daniel Hay Gordon's choreography like a fish to water... The cast, including a giant wooden puppet of Peter, delighted the crowd"
Development and rehearsal
Narrator: John C Reilly
Conducted by: Ludovic Morlot
Directed by: Mark Down
Designed by: Mark Down, Ruth Paton, Fiona Clift
Choreographed by: Daniel Hay Gordon (See Daniel's website here)
Assistant to Director: Aga Blaszczak
Peter: Laura Caldow, Fiona Clift, Sean Garratt
Bird: Patricia Langa
Duck: Sean Murray
Cat: Will Thompson
Wolf: Ruben Brown
Grandpa: Eleanor Perry
Hunters: Sean Murray, Daniel Hay Gordon
Produced for Blind Summit by: Ina Wieczorek
Deputy Stage Manager: Christine Hollinshead
Workshopped: with students at Fourth Monkey
Commissioned by: Phillippa Cole for The LA Philharmonic Orchestra
For more information and to discuss booking the show contact:
Ina Wieczorek by firstname.lastname@example.org