ICYMI : High Peak Community Arts – 100% Wolf

Just over a week ago, I had the chance to see the great performance of 100% Wolf by young people from across the borough at the Geoffrey Allen Centre on Gamesley.

The show which is based on the book ‘100% Wolf’ by Jayne Lyons has seen High Peak Community Arts working with young people from Gamesley, Glossop and Fairfield, amongst other places to not only create another outstanding show which captivated all in attendance, but also put together all the songs, scenery and art work that went together to make the show great.

The story, if you’ve not heard of ‘100% Wolf’ comes from the book of the same name by Jayne Lyons, and takes us to the world of the werewolves who live among us. This first stage production tells the whirlwind tale of Freddy as he comes of age and should transform into a wolf for the first time. However all does not go quite according to plan when it turns out Freddy is not like the rest of his family and is a little more fluffy. The performance then follows the story of Freddy as he sets out to find his own path, connecting along the way with a father he thought had passed, and a groups of folks who accepted him as a friend because of who he was, rather than what he should have been.

100% Wolf is the second show from High Peak Community Arts’ project Tall Tales, and with the combined efforts of all involved it left a show that combined humour, horror, music and visual treats to tell the story of the young werewolf, struggling to deal with some great expectations and finding his own path along the way.

After the Gamesley ‘premier’ on the Friday there was a repeat performance in the Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on the Sunday.

You can view some pictures of the show below or by clicking here