Wallace & Gromit Take Musical Marvels on the Road
I am delighted that Wallace & Gromit’s Musical marvels is going on the road, after such a fabulous premiere as part of the 2012 BBC Proms. It is brilliant that more audiences will get the chance to experience this great show, featuring live orchestral music and bespoke W&G animation.”Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels
Following their hugely popular BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall this summer, Wallace & Gromit hit the road with Musical Marvels, a new family show with performances taking place at the Brighton Dome (30th March) and London’s Hammersmith Apollo (31st March, 1st April) over Easter 2013. Ticket prices start at £15 and will go on sale from www.wallaceandgromitmusicalmarvels.com at 9am, 7th December 2012.
Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels is a family show with the audience invited behind the scenes as Wallace prepares to perform his Proms commission ‘My Concerto in Eee Lad’. Specially-filmed Wallace & Gromit animated scenes reveal the duo’s backstage exploits as the Aurora Orchestra keep the audience entertained with classical favourites. Following the interval there will be a special screening of the multi-award winning Wallace & Gromit film A Matter of Loaf and Death with the soundtrack performed live.
Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels says; “I am delighted that Wallace & Gromit’s Musical marvels is going on the road, after such a fabulous premiere as part of the 2012 BBC Proms. It is brilliant that more audiences will get the chance to experience this great show, featuring live orchestral music and bespoke W&G animation.”
Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels is a joint production between BBC Worldwide and Aardman Animations.
For more information, please contact:
Chris Hicks, Press Officer Global Brands at BBC Worldwide:
E: Chris.Hicks@bbc.com T: 0208 433 2980
NOTES TO EDITORS
Show dates and times:
Saturday 30th March 2pm
Saturday 30th March 7pm
Sunday 31st March 7pm
Monday 1st April 2pm
Monday 1st April 7pm
BBC Prom critical reaction
“Thanks to the combined energies of all concerned, the result was transporting and, needless to say, wonderfully animating.”
Guy Dammann, The Guardian
“Wallace and Gromit take over the Prom.”
Neil Smith, BBC News
“...flashy enough to make everyone cheer, but also surprisingly romantic.”
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
Julia Savage, Bachtrack
About BBC Worldwide Ltd.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to exploit the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Global Brands. In 2011/12, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £155 million on headline sales of £1085 million and returned £216 million to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
Aardman has a deserved reputation as a world leader in model animation. Their award-winning work leads the field producing a unique brand of independent film alongside work for broadcast and advertising spots. The studio has had nine Oscar® nominations, and has won four. http://www.aardman.com/
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