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“Peter and the Wolf” was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 for the Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow, Russia. The story was written to introduce children to the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Each character in the story is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra. The bird is represented by the flute; the duck is the oboe; the cat is the clarinet; the grandfather is the bassoon; Peter is the strings; the wolf is the french horns; and the hunters are the percussion.
‘Peter and the Wolf’ is the story of a mischievous boy living with his grandfather. Against his grandfathers wishes, Peter wanders out into the meadow to play with his animal friends. His grandfather has warned him of a wolf in the nearby forest, and not heeding his advice, he finds himself in peril. Find out how this clever boy with his animal friends triumphs in this classic tale.
About this production of Peter and the Wolf
The show is touring arts centres, theatres, children’s hospitals, hospices and schools. With funding from The Arts Council of Great Britain we will be touring Peter and the Wolf to eleven hospitals and one children’s hospice in the UK.
After the performance there will be a puppet making demonstration so children can learn how to make their own Peter and the Wolf puppets. Templates and ideas are available to download on this site.