AD/GIFTED – This post is an advertisement for Carrot Productions and the Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Tour 2019. I have been promised tickets to one of the shows in exchange for writing about the tour and promoting it on my blog and social channels. All opinions are my own and anecdotes in this post are based on my real experience. I have not received any monetary compensation for this campaign.
Wallace and Gromit have been a favourite of mine since I was a teenager. I remember when I was around 14 or 15 years old, I had the Wallace and Gromit game for Windows 95 based on The Wrong Trousers, complete with Gromit in a sou’wester screensaver. My Dad, who reads all my blogs, will remember this. Various actions on the desktop prompted Wallace’s voice to either congratulate me or berate me. Safe to say I’m a fan! One of the great things about blogging is that it throws opportunities to work with brands into my path that I never thought would happen and this week, I’m pleased to say that I have been accepted by Carrot Productions to help them promote their Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Tour, which is going to be in theatres all over Britain this spring/summer.
What Is This Wallce and Gromit Tour?
It’s a 38 date tour complete with a live orchestral accompaniment. The orchestra has professionals from, to name just two, members of the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé orchestras. Musical Marvels was first screened at the BBC Proms in 2012, presented by Matthew Sharp and the Picture House Orchestra. What I’m most excited about is that there’s going to be a screening in the second half of The Wrong Trousers with a live orchestral accompaniment. You might have already guessed that The Wrong Trousers is my favourite.
Is this suitable for families?
Yes! This is a great way to introduce your children to classical music. The closest my son has come to that so far is Bohemian Rhapsody! (Edit: I heard on the grapevine that Bohemian Rhapsody is actually featured in the show. I wonder how that will work?) I’m sure that living in our house, he thinks all music comes with a thrumming guitar and horn sections are just for ska bands. There’s also going to be a model making workshop in some venues either before or after the show. This is a fantastic way to learn directly from Aardman’s model builders about how they produce the Wallace and Gromit animations and they could get to take home their own Gromit! Step aside children…
Who are Carrot Productions?
They are the company who have been given exclusive rights to tour the musical production. They’ve got six years of experience behind them, including a live production of The Snowman. Wish I’d caught that! I love The Snowman.
When and where is this happening?
The premier is on the 15th May 2019 at the National Film and Television School. Nick Park created A Grand Day Out there! Also, at the premier, Nick Park and the composer of the Wallace and Gromit scores, Julian Nott are doing to be doing a Q & A with fans. You can book tickets on the Carrot Productions website.
- 16/05/2019 1:30pm – Buxton Opera House
- 16/05/2019 6:30pm – Buxton Opera House
- 17/05/2019 1:30pm – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- 17/05/2019 6:30pm – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- 18/05/2019 2:00pm – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- 18/05/2019 6:00pm – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- 19/05/2019 1:00pm – Sheffield City Hall
- 19/05/2019 4:00pm – Sheffield City Hall
- 20/05/2019 7:00pm – Stoke Victoria Hall
- 23/05/2019 1:30pm – Leicester De Monfort Hall
- 23/05/2019 6:30pm – Leicester De Monfort Hall
- 25/05/2019 4:00pm – Liverpool Arena Auditorium
- 25/05/2019 7:00pm – Liverpool Arena Auditorium
- 26/05/2019 1:00pm – Manchester Lowry
- 26/05/2019 4:00pm – Manchester Lowry
- 27/05/2019 1:00pm – London Barbican Hall
- 27/05/2019 4:00pm – London Barbican Hall
- 29/05/2019 2:00pm – Birmingham Symphony Hall
- 29/05/2019 6:30pm – Birmingham Symphony Hall
- 31/05/2019 2:00pm – Bath The Forum
- 31/05/2019 6:30pm – Bath The Forum
- 01/06/2019 1:30pm – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
- 01/06/2019 6:00pm – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
- 02/06/2019 1:00pm – Reading The Hexagon
- 02/06/2019 4:00pm – Reading The Hexagon
- 06/06/2019 1:30pm – Gateshead Sage
- 06/06/2019 6:30pm – Gateshead Sage
- 08/06/2019 2:00pm – Edinburgh Usher Hall
- 08/06/2019 6:00pm – Edinburgh Usher Hall
- 09/06/2019 2:00pm – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
- 09/06/2019 6:00pm – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall