Part of The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Last Wolf on Dartmoor project which ran from spring 2016 until winter 2017, supported by a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund. During this 18-month project MED Theatre’s young company also produced a radio play Wolf Whispers, wrote for and acted in a multi-generational community play The Howling, and created the young people’s play, Wolf’s End.
A variety of young people are spending their weekend at Burrator Reservoir, not far from their homes, but as tension builds between the two different friendship groups is there something more sinister around for them to be worried about?
‘I’ve just watched the Last Wolf video, start to finish. I found it very powerful in a variety of ways. The teenagers speaking for themselves – scripted no doubt but nevertheless it came across as real life teenagers, short sharp utterances full of meaning, without all the adult paraphernalia we throw in. Then the wolf theme itself – from a scary story to a theme of man’s destruction of nature. And finally Dartmoor itself as a wild place in which strange things can and do happen.’ Vernon Reynolds, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Budongo Forest Research Project.