The Wolf Tattoo from Company of Sirens

March 29, 2018 by

Company of Sirens new production will be The Wolf Tattoo, a new play by Lucy Gough. The production is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Chapter and directed by Chris Durnall. It runs at Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff from 19th to 30th of June 2018 with further dates in Aberystwyth and Bridgend.

The Cardiff based company has presented acclaimed Welsh premiers of new work by authors including Philip Ridley, Anthony Neilson, Jennifer Hailey, Neil Labute and Ian Rowlands. The company are recognised for simple effective staging and uncompromising visceral productions.

Graf and Rose are seventeen and in love. She is heavily pregnant, he is part of a gang that pack at night out on the concrete wasteland, dressed in real wolf skins. Language has broken down. Rose is Graf’s reason for living. The Wolf Tattoo is about love and survival and what it is that makes us human.


The production will be supported by four practical workshops at  Chapter,and preparation work with young people in Aberystwyth and Cardiff exploring the text and demonstrating the techniques developed during the companies recent R & D.

These workshops in Chapter will be open to all including deaf performers and will demonstrate how character can be developed from physical impulse.


Photo Jan Andersen

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