Presented by Echo Theatre
When Children kill. A play that asks ‘Is there intrinsic evil in the world?’
A small country town…
A horrible crime…
An unimaginable suspect…
“If you touch someone, so your fingerprints stay on their skin?
If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them? Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?”
In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother must make the torturous choice between ignoring her intuition and presenting Lizzie to the police.
Lizzie is not the only one who is changed forever by the act. The adults around her, bewildered and full of denial, find their accepted beliefs crumbling around them in a play which explores the sources of violence and its legacy.
Written by award winning Australian playwright Hillary Bell, Wolf Lullaby premiered at Griffin Theatre in 1996, and won the Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award in 1998.
Directed by Jordan Best (Belfast Girls, Playhouse Creatures, The Mousetrap, Switzerland), and featuring some of our regions top actors, Echo Theatre’s Wolf Lullaby will move and intrigue audiences, asking the question — when a child commits an act of terrible violence, who is really responsible?
EARLY BIRD available until 17 January 2021
RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes no interval
AUDIENCE ADVICE: Coarse language, suitable for ages 15+