The 38 date tour will feature live orchestral accompaniment from a professional orchestra drawn from members of the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras among others.
Ticket holders will be treated to brand new music to accompany Musical Marvels, which was first screened at the BBC Proms in 2012, along with interactive escapades and enthusiastic entertainment by presenter Matthew Sharp and the Picture House Orchestra.
This is a fantastic opportunity for young audiences to experience live classical music for the first time, in an accessible, fun way. Parents will also enjoy reliving their youth, with a screening in the second half of the all-time classic Aardman animation, The Wrong Trousers, again with live orchestral accompaniment – a world first.
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At some venues, there will also be a chance to join a model making workshop before or after the show, giving fans of all ages the opportunity to learn from Aardman's expert model builders and take home their very own Gromit.
The tour is presented by Carrot Productions – who have been given exclusive rights to tour the production - and Carrot's Managing Director, Rachel Whibley, said: “With six years’ experience behind us of presenting The Snowman to thousands of satisfied audience members across the country, we are well placed to deliver this wonderful Wallace & Gromit programme. It will be a pleasure to present such a high-quality show in partnership with the inspirational team at Aardman, providing huge fun for audiences of all ages”.
The show's premiere will take place on 15 May 2019 at the National Film and Television School, where Nick Park created his Academy Award® nominated graduation film Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out. In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans, both Nick Park and composer of the Wallace & Gromit scores Julian Nott (also an alumnus of the NFTS) will also take part in a question and answer session as part of the event.
Sean Clarke, Head of Rights and Brand Development, Aardman added: “Carrot Productions have produced a fantastic show, featuring live orchestral music for one of Aardman’s best loved shorts, The Wrong Trousers, and we look forward to audiences across the UK having the opportunity to enjoy this unique musical experience.”
Booking for the performances is now open via the Carrot Productions website https://www.carrotproductions.com/
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