Father Nandru and the Wolves – at Wilton’s

A lost village, star-crossed lovers, mysterious wolves and the extraordinary story of a community trying to save what is most precious to them before it is lost forever.

“Five hundred years ago, founding fathers built a log church in a small village deep in the heart of Transylvania where, 400 years on, the villagers still worship. When Eveline, the lop-faced daughter of a leading family, elopes with Vadim, the crippled son of a Roma dancing clan, the little village is sent into a frenzy. Only the priest, Father Nandru, is aware that just around the corner a far more dangerous threat is lurking, and that this community must put their differences aside if anything is to survive into the future.

“Written especially for Wilton’s Music Hall by award-winning playwright Julian Garner and designed by Hanne Horte around the eccentricities of this unique and beautiful building, Father Nandru & The Wolves is a captivating folk tale, based on a true Romanian story and narrated in verse. Experience dream-like design, larger-than-life puppetry and some impressive feats of engineering....

“This production is based on a true story from Romania, where the Ceaușescu regime laid plans for the destruction of thousands of villages to maximize land for agricultural production....

“With traditional folk and Gypsy music from Transylvania by Csergő Band, conjuring up the spirit of village life.

“This will be the last full production that Wilton’s will present for over a year as building work (and a smaller artistic programme) will be taking place from May, allowing us to fully repair this historic site. We invite you to join us for a great story of love, hope and survival....

“Wilton’s is a beautiful building to explore, take your time to look around and experience some Transylvanian magic before and after the show. Conjuring up the spirit of village life throughout the entire building, Eastern European food and drink will be on sale, courtesy of Zakuski London with post-show live Gypsy bands every Friday and Saturday.” – from the Wilton’s website

Please book your own ticket direct with the theatre. Also, if you’re open to sitting next to another member, feel free to mention your seat number (and whether stalls or balcony) in the comments below, for group members who might want to book a neighbouring seat. (Those who have participated in the group booking are seated in stalls C5-7 and stalls D4-7.)

Please contribute £1 on arrival (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks in advance.

In the days immediately prior, I’ll circulate details of arrangements to meet before the performance. Also, we will have drinks in the theatre cafe-bar after the play, for anyone who would like to stay on afterward for a conversation about the play.

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  • Tanya

    Me too.. Enjoyed the evening that is.. wish I'd bought a ticket for the Almeida then.. It being sold out now!

    April 16, 2014

  • Jane

    I thought this wasn't Wilton's best production... But hugely enjoyed the evening all the same, especially meeting new people and having a particularly good chat over drinks afterwards

    April 16, 2014

  • Alice

    Hi Cheryl

    I couldn't see one for the company. It's probably best to receive information from the venues you're interested in - so perhaps Hackney Empire and I think they were also once on at Wilton's.

    Best wishes

    Alice

    April 7, 2014

  • Alice

    As promised, here's the link to Sasha Regan's all-male Gilbert and Sullivan. Sounds a bit niche but is really rather fun - inspired by her memory of doing G&S at single sex schools.

    http://www.hmspinaforetour.com/

    It's on in Guildford if anyone can cope with a trip to the torrid South.

    http://www.list.co.uk/event/20552372-sasha-regans-all-male-hms-pinafore/

    April 6, 2014

    • Cheryl

      Thanks Alice, do you know if there's a mailing list? I can't see a link on either website.

      April 7, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Thank you for organising Jane, lovely to meet everyone

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • violetta

    Thanks Jane for wvent.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Alice

    Great visually with real charm and marvellous wollufs.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Lesley A.

    It was great. Thanks for organising. Look forward to seeing you again.

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Tanya

    Hi Jane thanks I did. See you there.

    April 4, 2014

  • Tanya

    Hello.. just to say I have just booked a ticket at Wilton's tonight and noticed that there is a group going too.. so would like to join you. Sitting in N row. What time are you meeting?

    April 4, 2014

    • Jane

      Hullo Tanya, I've just sent you yesterday's message with all the details for this evening. Please let me know if you don't receive it.

      April 4, 2014

  • Jane

    I've just sent out a message to all attending, with details of arrangements for tomorrow. Please let me know if you don't receive it.

    April 3, 2014

    • violetta

      Hi Jane...could U please sent me a message with details about Tomorrow event...?

      April 3, 2014

    • Jane

      Hullo Violetta, I've just sent it - please let me know in the morning if you haven't received it.

      April 4, 2014

  • violetta

    Jane...could U please sent me a details about tomorrow....?

    April 3, 2014

  • violetta

    Yes ...i will...probably i reach the place around 6.3

    April 3, 2014

  • Jane

    I now one more ticket with our group booking: for stalls D4. This is available for £20 (i.e. £5 lower than the cost when purchased direct with the theatre). If you want this ticket, please pay me via the link on the event page (you will need to use desktop view to see the link, not a smartphone app or mobile view). Once you buy the ticket, please make a note in the comments that you’ve done so. I’ll then take down the payment option.

    March 31, 2014

    • Una

      Yes, Violetta. The ticket is still available. Would you like it?

      April 3, 2014

    • Jane

      Hullo Violetta - I understand from Una you're coming and you'll take the last ticket tomorrow. Would you please RSVP online? Thanks, Jane

      April 3, 2014

  • Lesley A.

    Hi
    I've booked seat C9. It's my first time!ook forward to meeting you all.
    Lesley

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Bea

    My seat is B9 (stalls).

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Una

    I have booked a ticket & will be in D4 in the Stalls.

    March 5, 2014

  • Jane

    I've just booked 6 tickets, for David, melanie, Cheryl, Melanie, Alice and myself. Our seats are stalls C5-C7, and stalls D5-D7.

    March 2, 2014

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