About Wild


Created by How It Ended
Based on the book by Emily Hughes

4 Stars

Lively and enchanting

The Stage

Wild’s home is the forest. Bears teach her how to eat, birds help her to speak, and foxes show her how to play. She is irrepressibly wild.

Then one day, some new animals arrive. They look oddly like her – and they want to take Wild away. But what if she was happy where she was?

Adapted from the glorious picture book by artist Emily Hughes, Wild is brought to life by inventive young company How It Ended (The Little Gardener, UK tour). This energetic story, told with atmospheric sound, movement and puppetry, celebrates the free spirit in all of us.

Originally programmed for March 2020, we're delighted to present this show in 2022 following its cancellation due to the pandemic.

Joyous and funny... great as a youngster's introduction to theatre.

British Theatre Guide


How It Ended make ambitious, original theatre for and with young people. Find out more by visiting their website.

Photos by Genevieve Girling


£12 - £14 under 18s / £18 - £20 adults (holiday weekends at top price. Holidays 2 – 17 Apr)

Previews 11 - 17 Mar: £10 under 18s / £12 adults


We have been granted the Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely‘ mark, which certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. Read more about how we're keeping you safe in the pandemic.


Photo by Peter Schiazza

We'd like to say thank you to the members of the original 2020 production which was cancelled due to the pandemic, who are unable to return for the 2022 production - performers Mei Mac, Laura Caldow, Peter Hobday, Farrell Cox and Sound Designer Anna Clock.

Download the Wild freesheet


Wild includes infrequent loud sounds, surround sounds, approximately 25 minutes of percussion/drumming, use of sub bass, and a scene with reasonably loud car engine and traffic noises.

You can listen to some short examples of the music used throughout the show on this playlist. The order of these clips reflects the order they are in during the show, where the first half is mostly drumming and shakers (tracks 1-8), followed by more tuneful instruments (tracks 9-12), and then returning to drumming at the end (tracks 13-15).


  • Jasmine Chiu
  • Joe Darke
  • Leonie Spilsbury
  • Samuel Tracy

Creative Team

  • Directed by Eva Sampson
  • Dramaturg Teresa Burns
  • Designed by Samuel Wyer
  • Design Associate Cristiano Casimiro
  • Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr
  • Music by Marc Teitler & Roly Botha
  • Sound Design by Roly Botha
  • Puppet Maker Annie Brooks
  • Costume Supervisor Zoe Hammond
  • Wig Consultant Catriona Lim
  • Injury Prevention Consultant Tome Levi