Theatre503 presents


Written by Ross Willis
Directed by Lisa Spirling
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5 x £5 tickets: Available for all evening performances, weeks 2-4 (SOLD OUT)

£18 | £17 | £12 Conc. | £10 Previews & Weds. Mats | ‘Pay What You Can’ Sat. Mats
RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 2 hours including interval (TBC)
TAILORED SHOWS: 27 Mar, Relaxed; 12noon 3 Apr, Parent & Baby; 5 Apr, Captioned

Something’s not right.
Children are being raised by animals.
A mother is slowly sinking in the bath.
The trees are left doing the paperwork.
The air is filled with screams of children howling for help.
And some twins want to tell you a story about how everything got so f*cked up.

A spiralling odyssey of dizzying theatricality, Wolfie is a bold, fantastical fairytale following two twins separated at birth and asks who is truly responsible for society’s most vulnerable children.

This wildly imaginative, irreverent look at life in and after the care system is the debut play from Ross Willis, one of the 503Five Writers’ In Residence and directed by Artistic Director Lisa Spirling.

The 503Five is supported by The Carne Trust and The Orseis Trust, who have also made a contribution to the final production. The play is also supported by The Foyle Foundation and Arts Council England’s Project Grant Fund.



RELAXED: For anyone who benefits from a more relaxed performance environment. House lights are left up with audience free to exit and reenter as required. Sound levels are reduced and any strobe / ‘flashing light’ effects will be omitted also.

PARENT & BABY: Similar to our Relaxed Performance in terms of technical alterations, but provided as an opportunity for new mums and dads to enjoy a spot of theatre without the need to hire a babysitter. Please note, we do not exclude other audience members from booking to see this performance.

CAPTIONED: We’re offering captioning to mobile phones via the Difference Engine app, from Talking Birds. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play, or find more info via the Difference Engine website.


Erin Doherty (left) and Sophie Melville (right) star in Wolfie. Erin was recently featured by the Evening Standard as a ‘rising star’ and plays Princess Anne in the forthcoming series of Netflix hit The Crown. Sophie’s credits include Iphigenia in Splott, for which she received The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and Wales Theatre Award for Best Female Performance, and nominations for Evening Standard Award for Best Actress and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.

Ross Willis

Ross is currently one of Theatre503’s resident playwrights, the 503Five, where he received a seed commission to develop Wolfie. He is also a member of the Orange Tree Writers’ Collective, BBC Writersroom and a playwright on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic. Ross was Writer in Residence at Theatr Clwyd, and is an alumnus of Tamasha Playwrights and Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, where he developed Wonder Boy (Tony Craze Award finalist). He was commissioned by Tamasha and Titilola Dawudu to write a series of monologues for Hear Me Now, a book of monologues for diverse actors. Ross has recently been announced as one of three writers awarded the inaugural Royal Court & Kudos Writing Fellowship.


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Artistic Team
Ross Willis
Lisa Spirling
Basia Binkowska
Lighting Designer
Rajiv Pattani
Sound Designer
Richard Hammarton
Movement Director
Belinda Chapman
Annelie Powell CDG
Assistant Director
Sara Malik
Production Manager
Callum Finn
Stage Manager
Rose Hockaday
Scenic Artist
Steven Peters
Jake Orr
Erin Doherty
Sophie Melville

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