Hungry Wolf Youth Theatre

Critically acclaimed Youth Theatre Company


***** “Youth Theatre at its best” – British Theatre Guide

***** “A Massive highlight of the Brighton Fringe” – What’s on Stage

***** “A game-changer in how Youth Theatre in the UK can be done” – The New Current

Hungry Wolf burst onto the youth theatre scene in 2013 and quickly established itself as the go-to company in the South East for young actors wanting to perform hard-hitting, truthful and uncompromising material.

HUNGRY WOLF VYT Workshop & Development Week 2021

This year we ran our first writing and devising workshop with 40 company members, 2 writers & 1 director and the work produced blew us away. It was a huge success and we can’t wait until we come together again in this way. The young creatives worked on traditional fairy tales in stunning surroundings to create four unique pieces.

The Creative Team working with Hungry Wolf in 2021-2022 with our new, original piece of writing ‘The Kettling’

Writer: Katherine Manners

Katherine is a writer and actress. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has performed regularly in the West End, in regional theatre and on television.

She has had several short plays produced, including Lucky George for the RADA studios and  London Transport Museum, and Don’t Cross Bridges for St James Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, which is currently being made into a short film.

She has several plays in development including Rooftoppers which has had workshop development at the National Theatre studios and Bristol Old Vic, and The Worst Word which is being supported by The Yard Theatre, Hackney, and will be part of the Camden People’s Theatre Hotbed festival.

Katherine is returning to Hungry Wolf VYT after writing the 5 Star production ‘Goodbye Rosetta’.

Director: Katie Beard

Katie trained as a young dancer with the National Youth Dance Company and as an actor with the National Youth Theatre, before 3 years professional training at Guildford School of Acting (where she won the Acting Prize.) She has appeared on stage in London, on tour in the UK, and off-Broadway, New York, and on television for the BBC and ITV, as well as numerous commercials.

Katie began working as an associate choreographer for the National Youth Music Theatre when she was 21 and has been working as a professional, freelance director/choreographer for the past 8 years. Her work spans schools, colleges, UK drama schools, National Youth companies, regional theatre, West End Theatre, choreography for International music and comedy acts, music videos, Royal Galas, and work within the community. Most recently Katie has worked as Movement Director for Zog Live! and won Best Choreographer in the 2019 Pantomime Awards.

THE KETTLING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2022 DUE TO COVID 19…. watch this space for new dates !

HUNGRY WOLF created a new Company of Young Actors to take part in an intensive 5-day programme workshopping and developing a unique and original script written by Katherine Manners, especially for Hungry Wolf in 2019. During this week the company will work alongside the Hungry Wolf Director, Katie Beard, to develop the characters, themes and setting of the play which will then premiere at The Purple Play House, Brighton following onto The Brighton Fringe Festival 2021 before transferring to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival for an experience not to be missed.

View this video of Hungry Wolf in action!

Hungry Wolf is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the development of outstanding talent and new writing.