This is an interactive show featuring specially created animations with live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp. The Picture House Orchestra is an Orchestra made up of musicians who regularly play with major UK Orchestras, like the BBC Philharmonic or Symphony Orchestras.
Throughout this production there is a lot of interaction between members of the orchestra and the animations on screen featuring Wallace and Gromit. The first half hour is spent with Wallace looking for his Concerto in the chord of "Ee lad" whilst he's getting ready to perform. At the same time, the orchestra and Matthew Sharp, as the conductor are getting ready to perform and are also awaiting delivery of the Concerto. Then in true Wallace and Gromit fashion, the sheet music is ruined! Gromit then writes his own concerto and this is played to end the first half hour of the show. The second half is a showing of The Wrong Trousers with the orchestra accompanying the show.
During the first half of the show, Matthew Sharp takes his seat to play cello and the orchestra begin to play an arrangement of Queens' Bohemian Rhapsody. I must say, this piece was absolutely beautiful and I had goose bumps listening to it. I would say, this production is a must see purely for this arrangement!
We had both Sebby and Tilly in the theatre for this production, there were plenty of other children in the theatre too and so it wasn't a problem if one or two of the children made some noise throughout the show. This is such an enjoyable show and Sebby loved every minute. Where else can you see a full orchestra dressed as sheep, with cheese on their heads or as other Wallace characters?!? If you get the chance - go see this show!!
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Matthew Sharp: http://www.matthewsharp.net/