NYMT (National Youth Music Theatre, London) Original Musical
First Musical Performing by China Youth in English
GROWL - A new musical by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe. We all think we know the story of the Big Bad Wolf. How he's mean and greedy, and likes blowing down the houses of innocent little pigs, and gobbling up grandmas just for the wicked fun of it. But that’s a fairy tale and the truth is a whole lot more surprising. In this hilarious, action-packed new family musical, you’ll get to meet the real Wolf: the guardian of a beautiful forest and all the creatures who live there. When a smooth-talking Woodcutter and his gang of henchmen turn up with deforestation and redevelopment on their minds, the Wolf is the only one standing in their way. But once they’ve sown the seeds of doubt among his friends, the Wolf - and his woodland family - will be tested to breaking point, and even the gentlest of creatures will learn that there are times when you just have to be Big and Bad.
"THE NYMT IS THE BEST YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE IN THE WORLD" - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Founded in 1976 by Jeremy James Taylor, the National Youth Music Theatre’s beginnings were at Belmont, the Mill Hill junior school. Here, under Jeremy’s direction and inspired by Ben Jonson’s moving epitaph on an actor who died very young, an 11-13 cast created The Ballad of Salomon Pavey.
Following its school performance, an adventurous and enlightened headmaster allowed his ambitious director to take the whole thing to the Edinburgh Fringe where it won fine reviews, excellent audiences, a Fringe First Award and an invitation to bring it to London as part of Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations. The visit by a school company also started the trend for schools and youth groups to take shows to the Edinburgh Fringe - a development which has grown to mammoth proportions over the years.
Scriptwriter: Timothy Knapman
Songwriter: Laurence Mark Wythe
Director: Richard Fitch
Choreography: Chris Cuming
Dates: 2021.02.06 - 2021.02.07 (Sat. & Sun.) @ 19:15
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Opera Hall
Price: 380/280/180 RMB
Duration: 110 mins (one intermission)