Good Wolf People are bringing their production of new writing for young people @SimCos3000 to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A coming-of-age play about the tough choices in life and friendship
that teenagers – all of us – have to grapple with at some point in our lives.
Venue: Greenside Infirmary (Olive Studio)
Venue 236. ~20 stairs to access.
Dates: Aug 3 to 5 (previews)
Aug 6 – 10, 12 – 17, 19 – 24
Times: 2pm (14:00)
(Running time 55 mins)
Tickets: £7 / £5 concessions and ½ price previews. We’re also part of a bunch of family and group discount schemes including 2-4-1 ticket dates.
They’re the BFFs behind Honshu Kingdom’s next superstar avatar @SimCos3000, and they’re on a quest to become the next YouTube sensation. With content and merch and uncontainable ambition, Simran and Marcos are two teenagers with a plan. A laminated plan.
Now the maybe-not-so-invincible duo face their greatest challenge: a rival gamer, a harsh teacher and a family secret threaten everything, laminated or otherwise. Enter Marcos’ grandad. He’s called Gramps and he’s full of stories. But his latest? Well it might just take the cake. The impatient teens don’t think much of his tale of the Good Wolf and the Bad Wolf running around inside us. But as jealousy and bad choices push them apart, Simran and Marcos discover there may be some truth to Gramps’ story after all. Is it too late? Have they have ruined their friendship…forever?
Animation and projections are used to capture the real and the virtual worlds. Honshu Kingdom gives Simran and Marcos an escape from their real lives, where they can be heroes, face imagined enemies and go on epic journeys as different versions of themselves. And on their YouTube channel, they can show their *ahem* 23 subscribers (the Howlers) everything they’ve learnt in the game – and in life.
About Good Wolf People
Inspired by the story of the Two Wolves, John Handscombe (writer/director), Kelly Ng (producer) and their loyal pack, tap into their many years of experience working with young people in social care and youth theatre. As the Good Wolf People, they put drama and play into action to give anyone – young and old – the safe space and tools that will help them make their own decisions (and mistakes) in this increasingly bizarre world we’re all still growing up in.
The Good Wolf People have recently been recognised for their work with marginalised young people in their home patch of South London with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. They’ve produced sell-out shows with their first adventure into children’s theatre, Captain Fantastic Saves the Day and Captain Fantastic Saves Winter. And they’re proud to be part of the Access Fringe Children and Young People ticketing scheme to make sure looked-after children, their peers, carers and youth workers get the same access to culture and the Arts that many of us take for granted.
Deshaye Gayle & Raagni Sharma
Douglas Clarke Wood & Amy Lynch
The script was written by John Handscombe with R&D support from Phil Mardlin, Harri Mardlin, Arielle Siler, Cally Lawrence, Kelly Ng, Nav Sidhu and Nick Shaw. Thank you so much for your support and input and to all the people who watched and gave feedback on work in progress shows.
To buy tickets during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe CLICK HERE
To buy tickets for our London Preview at Stanley Halls CLICK HERE
If you would like to review our show please contact firstname.lastname@example.org