The Wolf and Peter

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"Reassuringly traditional and startlingly modern…The Wolf and Peter is funny, imaginative, and, finally, very moving"

- The Irish Times

The Wolf and Peter

Arts Centre Melbourne presents CoisCéim Dance Theatre's presents

The Wolf and Peter

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written.

The classic story has been interpreted by many artists from Disney to the Marx Brothers and won a Grammy award for Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sofia Loren.

CoisCéim Dance Theatre takes this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration and here…the story is told through the eyes of a WOLF. Filled with dance and live music, this fun and richly theatrical production by David Bolger gives life to a Bird, a Cat, a Duck, a Boy, and of course a WOLF in a highly energetic original new work. This production features the extraordinary pianist Conor Linehan playing live on stage as The Wolf and Peter takes children and their families on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.

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Themes / Ideas explored

  • Creative Expression
  • Dance and Movement
  • Storytelling (in different forms)
  • Folktales
  • Classical music and composers

Curriculum Links:

 Learning Areas  Capabilities

The Arts

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music

Critical and Creative Thinking

Health and Physical Education

  • Movement and Physical Activity

Personal and Social

Cast Wojciech Grudziński, Ivonne Kalter, Conor Linehan, Jonathan Mitchell, Emma O’Kane and Mateusz Szczerek
Direction and Choreography David Bolger
Costume and Set Design Monica Frawley
Composition and Pianist Conor Linehan
Lighting Sinead Mckenna
Sound Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Hair and Makeup Val Sherlock
The Relaxed Performance has been made possible with thanks to the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Charitable Trust.


29 – 30 June
(Term 2)

29 June, 10:30am & 1pm
30 June, 10:30am* & 1pm

Duration: 60 minutes plus 10 minute post-show Q&A

Price range



Years 1 - 6


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WARNING: This production uses theatrical haze and smoke. Some scenes may be scary for younger children.
WheelchairAssistive Hearing 
Relaxed Performance
The 10:30am performance on Friday 30 June will be a relaxed performance.
In a Relaxed Performance, changes are made to levels of sound and lighting in order to eliminate surprise and lessens their impacts. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around during the performance, with doors open and a designated quiet area available. A social story can be downloaded before your visit to help you familiarise audience members with the story-line, characters and venue.