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Premiere of Fantastic Fairy Tales - A Brand New Show for 2024

Our brand new show, perfect for schools and the whole family, premiered at the Glossop Music Festival from 19-22 June, 2024.

Happy musicians in costumes with their instruments raised in the air and an actor greeting the audience
“Thank you it was a really enjoyable performance - so much energy and happiness!

Fantastic Fairy Tales - The Show

Fantastic Fairy Tales poster with Bear and Cinderella characters, photos of musicians and all the details of the event

Fantastic Fairy Tales premiered at the Glossop Music Festival Summer Festival, with five schools' concerts, one relaxed SEN performance and a family concert.


The show comprises two of the most popular fairy tales – Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Cinderella – brought to life in this interactive extravaganza through live music, storytelling, acting, song, dance and film.


Children interacting with musicans and an actor as they perform their show in a church

Led by professional actor and dancer, Sophie Trueman, the show features music specially composed by our Artistic Director, Daniel Whibley – of CBeebies Musical Storyland and The Gingerbread Man fame! – performed by our wonderful musicians.


The show includes fantastic illustrations, beautifully animated into film and a specially composed song with makaton signing.


After the concert, the children in the audience met the musicians, explored their costumes and instruments and even asked them to play some requests!  

“They loved the audience participation, the interaction with Goldilocks and chatting with the musicians at the end.”
Musician helps young child to play violin, with an enthusiastic audience clapping.
“Magical! The best family event we’ve ever been to”

Audience Feedback

More than 160 people enjoyed the Family Concert, and over 500 school children engaged with the education programme. The feedback has been superb. As well as the schools' concerts themselves, children also had an in-school visit from one of the musicians for a preparatory session, where they discovered more about the stories and music, and learned a specially composed song with makaton signing so that they could join in during the concert. Schools were also given access to a raft of supporting resources, for use before and after the performance, to get the most out of the experience.

Actor engages with children during live performance
“The performers, props, music were all amazing! Thank you :-)”
“The video of the learning of the song was brilliant” Supporting Resources
“One Child with an EHC...is normally quite locked in however he started singing when the musician was playing! An incredible moment for everyone and a memory that will last with him forever”
Child with Goldilocks mask during interactive performance
“It was great to look through the website with the children, so they knew what to expect” Supporting Resources

Child gives Goldilocks high-five, whilst wearing bear paws during interactive performance

“Children loved it, and was great to see a couple of our children really come out of themselves.”


Children raise animal masks in the air during interactive performance

“The children very much enjoyed it when they saw the lady that had visited our school. The excitement levels definitely increased.”


“It was just really nice to take our children out for a musical experience. Seeing their faces light up with the sound of the different musical instruments was brilliant. Lots of our children are non-verbal and have limited interaction so it was really nice to see them communicate in different ways. It was also nice to be with other schools and other children with a variety of SEND.”

Carrot Productions have a variety of shows available for schools, educational settings and youth groups - from live, interactive performances to digital orchestral experiences. All shows offer a raft of supporting resources, with numerous other additional options. We can create bespoke packages for your budget - including in-school visits, online one-to-ones for your class with professional musicians, authors, actors, dancers and much, much more!


 
“Wow! Just wow! The children and staff absolutely loved it!

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