Casting has been announced for the London premiere of White Fang.
White Fang, inspired by Jack London’s classic novel, concludes Park Theatre’s 2017 season. Written and directed by Jethro Compton, the production features vivid puppetry and original music in this story of an outcast and her lone wolf. The official press night for White Fang will begin its run from the 13th of December.
Set in 1898, Canada, the performance tells the story of a young girl who is rescued by an old huntsman after her tribe is massacred, and her subsequent acclimation into an unknown society. Torn from centuries of tradition, struggling to find her path in the world, she soon discovers hope in the friendship of an abandoned wolf – swiftly learning the customs of her ancestors, becoming skilled in the ways of the wild. But when the time comes, will these skills be enough to survive? With the help of a lone wolf she must reconcile who she once was and who she now is.
White Fang will feature Mariska Ariya, Robert G. Slade, Bebe Sanders, Paul Albertson, Jonathan Mathews and Danny Mahoney in the cast. The show had its world premiere at the freeFall Theatre in Florida, USA, right in the midst of the chaos from Hurricane Irma in October, which left the theatre completely unusable. In order to open the show as planned, the production team purpose built a brand new pop-up space so the show could go on.
Writer and director Jethro Compton began his theatre career in 2008 as the Producer and Co-Artistic Director of Belt Up Theatre, company in residence at York Theatre Royal. In 2010 he established Jethro Compton Productions to develop his own work as a writer, director, and producer. To date, he has directed all the company’s productions, including The Bunker Trilogy and The Capone Trilogy, and his own writing, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Frontier Trilogy, Sirenia, and White Fang.