With musicians drawn from our acclaimed Snowman, Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep shows, we have created programmes of family-friendly music for smaller groups of musicians. Musical Beasts and More Musical Beasts are performed in public concerts and in schools and special schools.
These performances are interactive and highly engaging, offering a unique perspective and proximity to the music-making. After each performance there is a chance to meet the musicians and see the instruments up-close.
"I can’t praise this experience enough. This has been easily one of the best experiences for our SEN pupils that I have seen."
"The students were engaged from the start. They loved the costumes and they got an opportunity to use some of the instruments at the end."
"The music performances were excellent and our students were enthralled by them. The performers were empathetic to our students' needs."
Begins with a semi-staged performance of Prokofiev's classic fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf, acted out by our wonderfully-costumed players in a specially abridged arrangement for wind quintet and piano.
Concludes with the animated film of David Litchfield’s award-winning book, The Bear and the Piano, narrated by Joanna Lumley, with magical, original music by Daniel Whibley performed live by our musicians.
More Musical Beasts!
Following on from our highly-acclaimed ‘Musical Beasts’, we’re back with a brand-new show and a professional dancer has come to join the fun.
A whistle-stop introduction to the instruments is followed by the transformative story of The Ugly Duckling. The windswept landscape of Connemara then beckons, as we meet Dillon, a donkey with a dream, in the animated film A Donkey’s Tale.
Ideal Package for Schools
Our package brings music into the heart of schools with differentiated performances according to the needs and abilities of year groups or individual classes. Our packages:
brings music of the highest level into the heart of schools
helps schools meet latest music curriculum demands
accessible for everyone
performance suitable for any educational setting
learning resources - access to extensive bank of teaching and learning resources to use prior to, and after, the performance
differentiated performances and/or resources available according to the needs and abilities of year groups or individual classes.
bespoke packages available
option to select special focus from singing, dancing, music performance, music composition, story writing, illustration
new song to sing and sign
optional extras: to participate in a live online drawing session with author / illustrator David Litchfield as an optional extra
complete a prepared workbook and achieve Arts Award Discovery
Since premiering in March 2022, the results have been overwhelmingly positive, providing some of the most meaningful and profound responses ever experienced by our musicians, the children and their teachers.