The Wolf and Peter

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A magical show for family audiences from CoisCéim.


We have an evening show at 7pm and a schools/ morning show the next day at 11am!

Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF is one of the most famous pieces of music ever
 written. The award-winning CoisCéim Dance Theatre brings this timeless story of courage and imagination to An Grianán this Spring. And this time… the story is told through the eyes of 
the WOLF.

5 STARS “reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern…The Wolf and Peter is funny, imaginative, and, finally, very moving.” – The Irish Times

5 STARS “a high end production by a top class company operating at the top of their game. Playful, funny, moving, The Wolf and Peter stirs the spirit and ignites the imagination, no matter what age you might happen to be.” –

5 STARS “There really is something for everyone in The Wolf And Peter, from splendid performances to stunning design, and some beautiful music.” –The Reviews Hub

Filled with dance, puppetry and live music, this fun and richly theatrical adaptation by David Bolger brings the classic characters Bird, Cat, Duck, Grandfather, Hunters, Peter, and of course the WOLF to life.  THE WOLF AND PETER will take children and their families on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.

“…According to those who know him best Sergei Prokofiev led an impulsive, impetuous life in the moment. He was smitten with the technological advances of the modern age and took full advantage of high speed communications and intercontinental travel….” Simon Morrison, The People’s Artist referencing Prokofiev in around 1918

In 2015, CoisCéim celebrated its 20th anniversary with its first-ever production for children and their families – a re-imagination of Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF, one of the most well known pieces of music ever written. The classic story has been interpreted by many artists from Disney to the Marx Brothers and won a Grammy award for Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachov and Sofia Loren.

PETER AND THE WOLF was a musical score originally written as an engaging way to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra. This production will introduce contemporary dance and performance to children in a fun, re-imagination of this musical classic. THE WOLF AND PETER features 5 outstanding dancers and live piano. The music is a blend of the original score and new compositions by Conor Linehan, one of Ireland’s foremost composers.

NB: schools matinee on Wed 15 March not available to book online so give Nicola or Daithi a call on 074 91 20777 !


  • Category: Dance / Family / Highlights / Music / Schools
  • Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017 - Wednesday 15 March 2017
  • Times: Tues at 7pm, Wed at 11am
  • Tickets: €12/€8, family of four €35, schools/groups €5 each!
  • Running time: 55 minutes, no interval
  • This show is: Suitable for everyone aged 6+

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