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When We Were Wild (Cahoots)

Date: 15 to 18 June 2023

Venue: The MAC

Category: Arts and culture


A wood filled with magic and memories. Home to wild creatures - the Fox, the Owl, the Badger… and brothers Jim and Pete.

Farmers. Old now. Very old. With bad backs and welly boots.

An old wardrobe in the barn contains all the mysteries of their childhood, when they would sleep beneath the stars and become one with the wild world around them. The owl on her midnight watch, the badger scuffling out of the dark, the fox watching from the woods with its orange eyes.

The brothers have grown up and gone their separate ways. Will they ever find a way back to the wonder they once felt when they were young, and wild?

With live music from Kyron Bourke and astonishing animal puppetry from Helen Foan, this tale of growing up and the importance of nature and art is told in a funny and moving new play written by Charles Way, directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney and created by Cahoots, makers of The Grimm Hotel, Under the Hawthorn Tree, Penguins, Secrets of Space and Milo’s Hat Trick.

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