Wolfboy the musical transfers from Edinburgh to West End

Based on the play by Brad Fraser (Love and Human Remains), Wolfboy follows two teenagers in an intimate adventure in a boy's home.

Russell Labey, who adapted and directed his sell-out play New Boy starring Nicholas Hoult at Trafalgar Studios 2 last year, is returning to the venue with the new musical. It follows a successful stint for the show at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, where audiences were gripped by this psycho-sexual thriller.

Gregg Lowe and ex-Hollyoaks pinup Paul Holowaty will return in the two lead roles, Bernie and David, but further casting is still to be announced.

There is currently an upsurge in interest in all things vampiric or lycanthropic across all mediums. But if Twilight is your average boy (vampire)-meets-girl story then Wolfboy is your less average boy (werewolf)-meets-boy story. Of course we all know werewolves don't exist. And people have to grow up. And stories must end. And as this one does we move further from fantasy to the cold reality of the corruptive devastation that is wrought by child abuse and neglect.

Brad Fraser's writing is honest, visceral, and often controversial, and this musical re-telling is no less uncompromising.

Lyrics by Leon Parris and the production will be produced by Jason Haig-Ellery and Christopher D. Clegg.

Wolfboy will run at the Trafalgar Studios 2 from Tuesday 6th July to Saturday 31st July 2010.

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