A new UK tour of The Snowman has been announced for venues across the UK this festive period.
Carrot Productions will present the animated film of The Snowman accompanied by a live professional orchestra creating the perfect Christmas treat.
The Snowman, adapted from author and creator Raymond Briggs’ iconic children’s book, follows the adventures of a young boy and a truly remarkable Snowman.
With musicians drawn from the UK’s top orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC Scottish and London Symphony Orchestra, families across the country will have the chance to enjoy a Christmas classic whilst in a stunning setting making the most of the beautiful music.
With the ethos of Carrot Productions being that orchestral music should be accessible and welcoming to everyone The Snowman will be a particularly special festive treat after the last year. All musicians in the orchestra are not only there because of their incredible musical skills but also for their fun, friendly nature; important when performing to a young audience who may have never seen or heard a live orchestra before.
And as if the excitement of the fantastic film and magical music aren’t enough there will even be a visit from The Snowman himself who cannot wait to welcome everyone back inside venues this Christmas.
The tour begins on 1 December at The Octagon in Buxton before moving on to Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Derby Reach Centre, Cardiff St. David’s Hall, York Minster, Manchester Children’s Hospital, Chester Cathedral, Durham Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral and Coventry Cathedral.
For full dates and to book tickets, visit www.carrotproductions.com/snowman.
Young local soloists will perform each of the concerts, taking to the stage and join the orchestra in performing the classic song Walking In The Air. The soloists are:
Salisbury Cathedral – Charlie Scammell, Rosie Bennett, Emma Wyse
Winchester Cathedral – Freya McCauley, Evie Byford, Sarah Shelley
Derby Reach Centre (The Riverside) – Lucy Uff, Effie Bowman
Cardiff St David’s Hall – Owen Hurrell – A finalist in this year’s BBC’s Chorister of the Year competition, Lola Jones
York Minster – Samuel Brophy, Noah Thio
Chester Cathedral – Hugo Robinson, Ben Sharp
Durham Cathedral – Imogen Payne, Christopher Wilczek, Dominic Smith
Liverpool Cathedral – Shaun Parrott, Jayden Yates-Hawkins
Coventry Cathedral – Lademi Oladiji, Corinne Robinson
Rachel Whibley, Managing Director of Carrot Productions said: “We’re delighted to be back on tour again this Christmas, spreading our Snowman magic across the UK. Our shows are always special, but this year’s performances are going to be especially poignant, with families finally able to share events together again.
“Add in the extra sparkle of Walking in the Air sung by a local soloist or chorister, and I doubt there will be a dry eye in the house.”
Picture credit: (c) Gareth Widdowson