Carrot Original Creations

We are very proud to have commissioned new animations and stories as well as sourcing existing material from which our musical director, Daniel Whibley, has written original scores for. These Carrot Original Creations have been made to perfectly complement the main features in our shows. They provide audiences with a full programme of high-quality storytelling – all on the big screen and with the magic of a live orchestra.

Our Carrot Original Creations, as well as other items written for our tours, are available for orchestras to hire. Find out more…

Find out more about A Donkey’s Tale  |  The Bear and the Piano  |  The NutcrackerCinderella

A Donkey’s Tale

Set amidst the wild landscape of Connemara in the west of Ireland, A Donkey’s Tale tells the heartwarming story of Dillon, an ordinary donkey with an extraordinary dream that takes him on a journey that will change his life. This stunning animated film with original music by Daniel Whibley is a firm favourite for all ages.

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The Bear and the Piano

David Lichfield’s beautifully-illustrated tale of how a bear finds a piano in the woods. He learns how to play and begins a magical journey of friendship. We first brought this to the big screen in 2017, with original music by Daniel Whibley played by a live orchestra, and a narration recorded by superstar Joanna Lumley. This entrancing creation is always a favourite of audiences each year.

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The Nutcracker

Experience the wonder of that most Christmassy of seasonal pieces, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. This performance is brought to life by Tom Scott’s mesmerising animated film specially commissioned to accompany our live orchestra and really allows audiences to delve deeper into the music.

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Carrot Productions’ adaptation of Cinderella is the result of a collaboration between three artists – a mesmerising score by Daniel Whibley, enchanting illustrations by Jacky Fleming, interspersed with film featuring the acclaimed actor, Howard Chadwick. It premièred during the 2016 Snowman Tour.

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The Snowman Express

This festive and fun creation tells the story of the orchestra travelling to the concert on a train. The narrator tells of how they have lost their ticket and whilst trying to find the train conductor they encounter all the sections of the orchestra along the way. It’s a great introduction to the orchestra.