Theatres & Arts Centres

Show description:

Original songs, tunes, choruses, humourous sketches and audience participation. The show features a wide variety of musical instruments to see and hear: the mandobass, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, Victorian bodiless fiddle, ukulele and percussion. Sing along with the Parrot-Parrot from Hong-Hong-Kong-Kong and twist your tongue around the Flock of Fat Flamingoes.

As part of the show Hilary James sometimes features a live drawing of one of the characters from the books. Timing: 60 minutes (no interval) Age range: 5-11 years Contact: Anne Jones at Acoustics Tel: 0118 9268615 or email via the contact page

What the press says:

‘At the end, you could see the little ones brimming over with enthusiasm for music, and a few of the parents ruing the day they gave up learning the violin.’
The Stage

‘I have never seen anyone explain the workings of a mandobass – essentially a cross between a mandolin and a double bass – to children before. Simon Mayor and Hilary James have the remarkable ability to do so, while putting across ideas about sound and rhythm in a way that very young children can understand. And they are entertaining with it.’
The Scotsman * * * *

‘Classics, original songs and tunes delivered with
charm, wit and expert musicianship.’
BBC Website

‘Splendid musical fun.
The Daily Telegraph