Wallace & Gromit: In Concert
In 2018, Carrot Productions partnered with Aardman Animations, gaining exclusive rights to tour with Wallace & Gromit: In Concert across the UK in May-August 2019.
Originally commissioned for the 2012 BBC Proms, it’s a toe-tapping trip into Bristol-based Aardman Animation’s back catalogue of Wallace and his faithful dog, Gromit. Carrot Productions has adapted it for audiences of all ages, featuring music new and old to accompany highlights and characters from the Wallace & Gromit Films.
Absolutely perfect in every way.
It hits all the right notes!
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A grand day out for the whole family...
Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit…what could possibly go wrong?! This interactive experience features specially created animations as well as live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp.
If that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy the Academy Award® winning Wallace & Gromit film The Wrong Trousers with live orchestral accompaniment.
The Wrong Trousers
When money troubles prompt Wallace to take in a lodger, life at West Wallaby Street gets complicated for poor Gromit. Forced out of his room to make way for a cool-as-a-cucumber penguin called Feathers McGraw, it’s not long before he feels well and truly usurped as Wallace’s faithful companion.
There’s something not right about this penguin, and when Gromit spots a ‘Wanted’ poster for a criminal ‘chicken’, it would seem his suspicions are correct. Meanwhile, the helpless Wallace finds himself under Feathers’ control – quite literally! The dastardly penguin has adapted Wallace’s Techno Trousers for his latest heist and he’s going to get Wallace to carry out his dirty work….
Gromit model making workshops
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve teamed up with Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, to offer model-making workshops at a selection of our venues.
These are really fun, hands-on sessions where participants can get creative with clay and discover how to make their very own Gromit. And the fun doesn’t stop there….you can take your masterpiece home and have a go at animating it using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.
The workshops are run by a team of Aardman expert model makers, who have worked on some of their best-loved titles such as Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, Morph and Creature Comforts. They are real pros, have lots of great anecdotes about the studio, providing a really entertaining and engaging session. It's also a fantastic opportunity for participants to ask any questions they might have about Aardman and their production processes.
All materials are provided and you’ll be able to take your model home with you, along with an Aardman Model Maker certificate.
This event is suitable for ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Both adults and children must have a ticket to attend.
Tour dates and tickets...
sch = Schools only | r = Relaxed performance
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The tour so far...
15/05/2019 – Beaconsfield National Film and Television School
16/05/2019 – Buxton Opera House
17/05/2019 – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
18/05/2019 – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
19/05/2019 – Sheffield City Hall
20/05/2019 – Stoke Victoria Hall
23/05/2019 – Leicester De Monfort Hall
25/05/2019 – Liverpool Arena Auditorium
26/05/2019 – Manchester Lowry
27/05/2019 – London Barbican Hall
29/05/2019 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
31/05/2019 – Bath The Forum
01/06/2019 – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
02/06/2019 – Reading The Hexagon
06/06/2019 – Gateshead Sage
07/06/2019 – Carlisle The Sands Centre
08/06/2019 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
09/06/2019 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
15/08/2019 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Pleasance
16/08/2019 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Pleasance
A very special premiere
In May 2019 Carrot Productions teamed up with Aardman for the premiere of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels with live orchestra and Q&A with creator Nick Park and composer Julian Nott
Carrot Productions premiered their live orchestral interactive experience, Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels, at the film school where Nick Park created his Academy Award® nominated graduation film Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out. In a rare opportunity for fans, both Nick Park and composer of the Wallace & Gromit scores Julian Nott (also an alumnus of the NFTS) took part in a question and answer session as part of the event.
Aardman is an independent, four times Academy Award® -winning animation studio based in Bristol, UK.
Famous worldwide for its unique and entertaining productions, it is home to much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph – as well as being the creative powerhouse behind dynamic and cutting-edge content for advertising partners, digital platforms, games developers and live experiences both at home and abroad.
Nick Park was discovered by the founders of Aardman, Peter Lord and David Sproxton, at the National Film and Television School when he was working on his student film Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out. Nick’s Academy Award® -winning Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers, was Aardman’s first 30-minute film. Acclaimed world-wide and winner of over thirty awards, The Wrong Trousers has become one of the most successful animated short films ever made.
In 1995 Aardman produced Nick Park’s third Academy Award® -winning film Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave. An immediate success, it confirmed the studio’s reputation as well as establishing Wallace & Gromit as household names.
To mass critical acclaim and outstanding box office results, Wallace & Gromit’s first feature film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was released by Dreamworks in October 2005. The film topped the box office charts in both the US and UK and garnered many prestigious international awards including the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film and a BAFTA for Best British Film.
Wallace & Gromit:A Matter of Loaf and Death premiered on BBC One on Christmas day 2008 and enthralled a peak average audience of 14.4 million. It was nominated for an Academy Award® in the Best Short Animated Film category and went on to win the BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Every Wallace & Gromit adventure has now won a BAFTA and they have all been nominated for an Academy Award®
Frequently asked questions
How long does the performance last?
The performance is in two parts. The first features action packed and interactive dialogue between Wallace and Gromit and the orchestra, and lasts for approximately 35 minutes. The second part is a screening of The Wrong Trousers with a live orchestra, lasting for 30 minutes. At some venues there will be a 20-minute interval, with a total running time of approximately 85 minutes.
Is the performance suitable for small children?
Our performances are suitable for age 3+. Occasionally smaller children may become fractious during the performance. To ensure an enjoyable experience for all audience members, we ask parents and carers to be considerate of others in this instance, by temporarily leaving the audience.
I need to ask about personal assistance and accessibility...
We offer a personal assistance scheme which enables those coming to an event in need of assistance to claim a ticket for a personal assistant at no charge. Find out more about the criteria and how to arrange this...
Which Orchestra is playing?
The Picture House Orchestra – comprising hand-picked musicians from top UK orchestras including The Halle, BBC Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestras amongst others. Find out more about the orchestra...
I have a question about my tickets. Who do I talk to?
This differs for each venue. See all contact details...