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Paddington's First Concert

EYFS & KS1

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Bubble Bach! 

EYFS, KS1 & KS2

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The Story of a Nutcracker

Primary Schools

Our current shows are all available to book for schools, nurseries,

festivals and venues.

 
Paddington's First Concert

Piano and narrator perform words by Michael Bond, music by Herbert Chappell. The tale of what happens when a Bear called Paddington arrives in London and goes to a concert... Suitable for ages 0-7.

Petra Schofield and Julie Payne have taken this delightful piece and brought it to life with brilliant storytelling and great music. It's a piece that was originally written for orchestra - you can find a version with Stephen Fry narrating on YouTube I think! 

An entertaining show aimed at younger children, EYFS and KS1. It's a lovely accompaniment to any Paddington themed topic. 

Practical information:

Run time 25 minutes. No power required, fully pop-up and acoustic. Can be performed inside or outside.

Photos by Charlie Matters

Bubble Bach!
 

Bubble Bach is an exploration of the music of J.S. Bach, with amazing bubbles! A winning combination of stunning music and jaw-dropping bubbles is proving to be hugely popular! Plus, we clean the audience as we go 😉... Suitable for all ages!! Who doesn't like bubbles? Explore the science of bubbles, blow the mind, and experience some high quality live music too! 

Julie Payne and Aelfwyn Shipton perform several of Bach's well-known works and incorporate plenty of comedy and silliness too!

 

Music featured:

Bach - Double Concerto for oboe and violin, 2nd movement

Bach - Gavotte from E major Partita for violin

Bach - Prelude in C and Adagio 

Bach - Minuet and Badinerie from Orchestral Suite in B minor

Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach - Prelude in D minor

Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Bach - Air on a G String

Bach - Toccata (without the Fugue!!)

Practical information:

Run time 30 minutes. Can be performed inside or outside! No power requirements and fully acoustic. A brilliant way to inspire children with the science of bubbles and the beautiful music of Bach. Your children will love this!

Photos by Charlie Matters

The Story of a Nutcracker
 

This stunning production is beautifully summed up by the various reviews we have had!

"The story of two young girls and their magical journey is told by an extremely versatile ensemble of six actor/musicians who switch from playing a multitude of musical instruments to storytelling, bubble-blowing, roller skating, stilt walking and everything in between."

All of your favourite music is there; The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker March, The Russian Dance and all performed live, but in a way that makes it feel completely fresh and relevant to this modern adaptation.

"The bubble routine is probably the closest thing you can get to witnessing real magic on the stage. A rare occasion in theatre where both old and young sit gazing, open-mouthed in awe and wonder." Bath Echo

 

"The show follows the adventures of two sisters leaving the house of a beloved grandmother for the last time.  Uncle D arrives with his annual bagful of surprises, this year including a nutcracker, but the sisters’ squabbling leaves the toy broken. How it’s mended is a lesson for both of them.

As the story unfolds, the brilliant musical quintet plays Rob Buckland’s arrange­ment of Tchaikovsky’s familiar and ever-popular Nutcracker Suite, complete with Russian and Chinese dances and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy’s own moment.

 

The cast are all working together to create the magic, adventure and delight of a show aimed at young children but equally entrancing for parents and grandparents." Fine Times Recorder 

 

Practical information:

Running time 50 mins. Completely pop-up and only requires power for piano. No elaborate set up, perfect for school halls, village halls and anywhere flat! Can be performed at any time of year, not just Christmas!

Photos by Charlie Matters

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