The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe
The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA

Directed by Mary Papadima
Designed by Nate Gibson

The Wolves is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.


Lunge, stretch, kick.

An all-girl high school soccer team in Middle America prepare for a match, and they are in it to win it.

Exploring what it is to be a young woman through politics, hardships, tampons and Harry Potter, the team battle with the self-discovery and ambition the 16 year old in all of us remembers.  Director Mary Papadima brings Sarah DeLappe’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize nominated play to LAMDA for the first time.

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” – The New York Times

About the Writer - Sarah DeLappe

The Wolves is American playwright Sarah DeLappe’s debut piece. It premiered Off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm. It received the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Drama Series Prize. DeLappe is the Page One Playwright for The Playwrights Realm (New York). She has previously been affiliated with Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers' Group, New Georges Audrey Residency; and currently works with Ars Nova's Play Group, is Resident Playwright at LCT3 and is in the process of completing an MFA at Brooklyn College.

About the Director - Mary Papadima

Mary holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London. She also studied Theatre at the Philosophy Department of the University of Athens and Music at the National Conservatoire of Greece. For LAMDA, Mary has previously directed Three Days in the Country, Children’s Hour and Our Country’s Good. Between 2013 and 2016, Mary was Associate Director at Theatre by the Lake, where her directing credits include: Elektra, Iron, Jordan, Blackbird, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, A Doll’s House, An Inspector Calls, Dancing at Lughnasa, Dracula, Old Times, Peter Pan (co-director), Suddenly Last Summer, Mr Paradise, The Snow Queen and the world première of The Lady Of The Lake

Monday 14 October – 7.30pm

Thursday 17 October – 2pm

Friday 18 October – 7:30pm

Monday 21 October – 2pm

Tuesday 22 October – 7:30pm

You can book your tickets either online or by calling LAMDA's Box Office on 020 8834 0550 (Mon–Fri, 12–5pm).

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£14 (£7 concessions)*

Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

*Concession tickets are available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, people over 65 or under 18 and those in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

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How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines

Directed by Mary Papadima

Designed by Nate Gibson

14 Midfield - Carlotta Banat

#46 Bench - Poppy Brooks

#13 Midfield - Lily Carr

#00 Goalie - Leanne Henlon

#25 Defence - Selina Jones

#2 Defense - Frankie Lamb

#8 Defense - Imogen Mackie Walker 

#11 Midfield - Ozioma Whenu

#7 Striker - Laura Woodhouse

Soccer Mom - Ciara Wright

Stage Manager: LUCY REES*

Deputy Stage Manager: GEORGE RUSTON

Assistant Stage Managers: DAVIE BYDEN-OAKES

Production Sound Engineer: KERRY EVISON

*visiting artist