Combining live instrumental performance of the highest calibre with original storytelling and a playful, multi-sensory approach to concert presentation, Far, Far Away is the perfect way to introduce young children to music.
Each concert explores a particular composer or style of music, weaving together stunning live performances with an original story from Writer-in-Residence Kate Wakeling and a beautifully designed set built around the audience and musicians. Audiences are invited to step inside each story through guided listening, singing, dancing, holding props and much more, becoming immersed in a magical world of music, language, discovery and play.
Far, Far Away shows are currently available for:
- children aged 0–4 and their families
- schools (Nursery, Reception and Year 1)
- children’s centres
- school and family settings for children with severe learning difficulties, including for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
Stories we’ve told so far include:
- Debussy and the Snow Elephant: A Winter Dream
- Schumann and Pepper the Monkey
- Bartók and Agatha the Pirate
- Britten and the House of Secret Sounds
- Bach and the Count who couldn’t Sleep
- Mozart in the Garden
- Chopin and the Dragonfly who Brought the Spring
- Lully, Rameau, Couperin and the Moon who Lost His Tune
Look out for revivals of these shows as well as brand new productions!