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Beware of the Storybook Wolves


  • Playwright

    Tom Swift 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Lauren Child

  • Synopsis

    Herb is a little boy who loves bedtime stories. Every night Herb’s mother reads him a story, and even though things get very nasty in the middle, there’s always a happy-ever-afterly ending. But what happens when she forgets to take the book out of Herb’s bedroom one night? Could there be wolves lurking between the pages, ready to jump out?

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    05 February 2008

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Big Wolf Louis Lovett
Prince Charming Louis Lovett
Mother Emma McIvor
Wicked Witch Emma McIvor
Fairy Godmother Emma McIvor
Herb Stephen Swift
Cinderella (on Screen) Lisa Lambe
Little Wolf Jill Murphy
Little Red Riding Hood Jill Murphy
Production Team  
Director Jo Mangan
Set Designer Sinead O'Hanlon
Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy
Producer Muireann Ahern
Costume Designer Niamh Lunny
Sound Designer Jack Cawley
Production Manager Mark Rooney
Assistant Production Manager Francesco Bistoni
Stage Manager Paula Donaghue
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Hannon
Projections Sinead Woods
Make-Up Val Sherlock
Animation Sinead Woods
Hair by Val Sherlock
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Ark

  • Address

    11A Eustace Street
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 7788

  • Email


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.