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White Fang - Park Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CONCLUDING Park Theatre’s 2017 season is the London premiere of White Fang. Inspired by the classic novel by Jack London, it runs in Park90 from December 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018.

Written and directed by Jethro Compton (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Park Theatre), the production features vivid puppetry and original music in this story of an outcast and her lone wolf.

Set in 1898, Canada, White Fang tells the story of a young girl who is rescued by an old huntsman after her tribe is massacred, and her subsequent acclimation into an unknown society.

Torn from centuries of tradition, struggling to find her path in the world, she soon discovers hope in the friendship of an abandoned wolf – swiftly learning the customs of her ancestors and becoming skilled in the ways of the wild.

But when the time comes, will these skills be enough to survive? With the help of a lone wolf she must reconcile who she once was and who she now is.

The cast features Mariska Ariya (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Slumdog Millionaire), Robert G. Slade (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Park Theatre), Bebe Sanders (Twelfth Night, Orange Tree Theatre, 3 Winters, National Theatre), Paul Albertson (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Park Theatre), Jonathan Mathews (The Bunker Trilogy, The Frontier Trilogy on tour) and Danny Mahoney (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, West End, Other Desert Cities, Old Vic).

Jethro Compton (writer and director) began his theatre career in 2008 as the Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Belt Up Theatre, company in residence at York Theatre Royal. In 2010, he established Jethro Compton Productions to develop his own work as a writer, director, and producer. To date, he has directed all the company’s productions, including The Bunker Trilogy and The Capone Trilogy, and his own writing, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Frontier Trilogy, Sirenia, and White Fang.

White Fang had its world premiere at the freeFall Theatre in Florida, USA, right in the midst of the chaos from Hurricane Irma in October, which left the theatre completely unusable. In order to open the show as planned, the production team purpose built a brand new pop-up space so the show could go on.

White Fang is suitable for ages 12+.

Also in Park90: the world premiere of former psychotherapist Matthew Campling’s The Secondary Victim (November 14 to December 9, 2017).

To book tickets, call the box office on 020 7870 6876 or visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.