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A Different Wolf

Junk Ensemble with Dumbworld

A Different Wolf


16 June (8pm)
17 June (3pm & 8pm)


Cork Opera House

  • Regular Price €15
  • Concession €12

60 minutes

Additional Info

Full wheelchair access and bathroom on site, Full access for visually impaired, guide dogs welcome, Hearing loop system available. (Works best for those sitting in the middle of the lower ground area)

What is the wolf at your door?

Fear isn't so difficult to understand. Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. It's just a different wolf.
 Alfred Hitchcock

A Different Wolf is a new dance opera created by multi-award winning Junk Ensemble and innovative music-theatre company Dumbworld (Belfast). The production is a poignant exploration of fear, where in a complex and uneasy world we all live with our own form of wolf. A Different Wolf blends visceral movement, text and exquisite song to create a powerful visual & sonic experience for the audience.

Personal testimonies from different communities in Cork give voice to contemporary representations of the wolf as varied as the bank man, loneliness, the world ending and a car not starting. An exceptional cast of four dancers, three singers, six musicians and a 80-strong choir perform in the production.

Proudly supported by Arts Council of Ireland Arts Grant Fund. Presented in partnership with Cork Opera House and Cork Midsummer Festival and supported by Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence Scheme at Firkin Crane and Dance Ireland. Junk Ensemble are Project Artists at Project Arts Centre.

Created by: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, John Mcllduff, Brian Irvine
Choreography: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
Composition: Brian Irvine
Libretto: John Mcllduff
Set Design: Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer

Performers include: Stephanie Dufresne, Aoife Duffin, Karl Fagerlund, Lucia Kickham, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Stephen Moynihan
Choirs: Cork School of Music, Cór Geal

Producers: Gwen Van Spijk (Junk Ensemble), Susanna Lagan (Dumbworld)
Researcher: Michele O’Connor-Connolly