One day Mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. "Oh woe" says Mouse, who fears this must be the end. But then we discover Duck, who was, until Mouse arrived, taking a nap.
As it turns out, it's pretty nice living inside the belly of the beast with a new friend. There's delicious food, dancing and - better still - no more fear of being eaten!
Meanwhile, outside in the forest, things aren't quite as rosy for Wolf who is being stalked by a hunter. Realising their fates are intertwined, Duck and Mouse hatch a winning plan...
Following our smash hit tour of The Giant Jam Sandwich, this New Perspectives and Unicorn production brings Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's brilliantly subversive picture book to life live on stage. Join Wolf, Duck and Mouse on a fearless adventure which finds joy and friendship in the darkest and most unusual of places.
THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE. Text copyright 2017 by Mac Barnett. Illustrations copyright 2017 by Jon Klassen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA
Target audience age: 3-7 years and families
Running time: approx 60 mins
Interval length: no interval - 0 mins
New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.