It is absolutely the Peter and the Wolf that you remember from your childhood, but it’s different. It’s not an orchestra, it’s an indie band. It’s not a forest, it’s Auckland’s vibrant CBD. It’s not horns, it’s electric guitar. Silo’s remix of this beloved orchestral fairy tale places Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in the here and now. Premiering at the Herald Theatre from November 9 – December 10.
“Peter’s not supposed to leave his grandfather’s house. There’s a wolf lurking outside, and it’s not safe. But Peter can’t stay inside forever and when he finally adventures out into the surrounding park, it’s not long before the wolf appears.”
From David Bowie to Dame Edna Everage, Peter and the Wolf (not to be confused with The Boy Who Cried Wolf or Red Riding Hood) has seen an eclectic line-up of narrators throughout its celebrated history. In this original production, a rotating cast of Silo faves and well-known local personalities will narrate a performance each. Confirmed narrators include Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, Moana star Rachel House and other industry luminaries - Michael Hurst, Rima Te Wiata, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Nathaniel Lees and Thomas Sainsbury. From popular broadcasters to local comedic geniuses, watch this space for further announcements in the coming weeks.