THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Lucy Drever

Palace Theatre, Mansfield
Wednesday 10 April 2024, 11.00am

Tickets

£8 Adults
£5 Children

Book Tickets

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness in everyone’s lives, Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s best-selling picture-book returns.  

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences and make life more colourful along the way!   

With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music to introduce the musicians of Ensemble 360, this is a brilliant first concert for 3 – 7 year-olds. 

SIR SCALLYWAG AND THE GOLDEN UNDERPANTS

Ensemble 360

EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge
Saturday 10 February 2024, 2.00pm / 4.30pm

Adult £12
Child £5
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £30

Past Event

When King Colin’s golden underpants go missing, it’s Sir Scallywag to the rescue! Brave and bold, courageous and true, he’s the perfect knight for the job … even if he is only six years old!

Original music by Music in the Round’s children’s Composer-in-Residence, Paul Rissmann, features instruments including strings, woodwind, and horn, presented together with story-telling and projected illustrations from the best-selling children’s book by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul.

Performed by the wonderfully dynamic and hugely engaging Ensemble 360 in conjunction with Music in the Round, this concert is a great introduction to live music for children. It’s full of wit, invention, songs and actions, and plenty of opportunities to join in.

For 3–7 year-olds and their families

THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Caroline Hallam

Junction, Goole
Saturday 23 March 2024, 2.00pm

Tickets £7

Book Tickets

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness in everyone’s lives, Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s best-selling picture-book returns.  

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences and make life more colourful along the way!   

With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music to introduce the musicians of Ensemble 360, this is a brilliant first concert for 3 – 7 year-olds. 

RELAXED FAMILY CONCERT: THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Lucy Drever

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon
Sunday 5 May 2024, 2.00pm

Full price: £12
Students/ Under 18s: £7

Book Tickets

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences, making life more colourful along the way!

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness, Paul Rissmann’s hour-long musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s much-loved picture book is performed by Ensemble 360 and narrator Lucy Drever. With narration, visuals from the book and plenty of chances to join in, this is a brilliant concert for 3 – 7 year-olds.

THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Caroline Hallam

Cast, Doncaster
Saturday 16 March 2024, 11.00am

Tickets*

£10 Adults
£6 Children (Under 16)

*Box office charges may apply

Book Tickets

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness in everyone’s lives, Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s best-selling picture-book returns.  

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences and make life more colourful along the way!   

With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music to introduce the musicians of Ensemble 360, this is a brilliant first concert for 3 – 7 year-olds. 

THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Lucy Drever

Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
Sunday 10 March 2024, 11.30am

Tickets

£14 Adults
£8 Children
£38 Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

Book Tickets

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness in everyone’s lives, Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s best-selling picture-book returns.  

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences and make life more colourful along the way!   

With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music to introduce the musicians of Ensemble 360, this is a brilliant first concert for 3 – 7 year-olds. 

CLOSE-UP: MUSIC FOR CURIOUS YOUNG MINDS

Elinor Moran, Roderick Williams & Ensemble 360

Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
Saturday 25 May 2024, 10.30am

Tickets
£12
£7 UC, DLA or PIP
£5 Under 16s

Book Tickets

No interval 

Five wind musicians and a very special guest breathe life into the wondrous world of chamber music. Created specially for young audiences, this concert combines well-known classical favourites with new works performed on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, with singer. 

Ideal for 7–11 year-olds and their families. 

Part of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024. 

View the brochure online here or download it below.

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SIR SCALLYWAG & THE BATTLE OF STINKY BOTTOM

Ensemble 360 & Lucy Drever

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Saturday 18 May 2024, 10.30am

Tickets
£12
£7 UC, DLA or PIP
£5 Under 16s

Book Tickets

No interval 

When King Colin sets his sights on finding the famous Golden Sausage, there’s only ONE person for the job: Sir Scallywag! But will the six-year-old knight be mighty enough to defeat the filthy trolls and win the Stinkiest Battle Ever? 

Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Korky Paul’s best-selling picture book returns. With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music, this is a brilliant first concert for 3–7 year-olds. 

Part of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024.

View the brochure online here or download it below.

DOWNLOAD

Save £s when you book for 5 Music in the Round concerts or more at the same timeFind out more here.

“My own seven and five-year-olds who were enchanted by the show, one rated it ‘ten thumbs up’ and the other gave it ‘1,000 out of 10’. Both were keen to have the Sir Scallywag story read to them repeatedly that night too.”

Yorkshire Post

SIR SCALLYWAG & THE GOLDEN UNDERPANTS

Ensemble 360 & Alice Beckwith

Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 23 September 2023, 11.00am / 1.00pm

Tickets from £7.50

Past Event

Part of Manchester Medieval Quarter Festival 2023.

When King Colin’s golden underpants go missing, it’s Sir Scallywag to the rescue! Brave and bold, courageous and true, he’s the perfect knight for the job… even if he is only six years old!  

Original music by our children’s Composer-in-Residence, Paul Rissmann, features instruments including strings, woodwind, and horn, presented together with story-telling and projected illustrations from the best-selling children’s book by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul.   

Performed by the wonderfully dynamic and hugely engaging Ensemble 360 and Alice Beckwith, this concert is a great introduction to live music for children. It’s full of wit, invention, songs and actions, and plenty of opportunities to join in.  

For 3 – 7 year-olds and their families.

THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Elinor Moran

The Guildhall, Portsmouth
Monday 20 November 2023, 1.30pm

Booking for schools is now open, for tickets please contact portsmouthmusichub@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

CONCERTS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness in everyone’s lives, Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s best-selling picture-book returns.  

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences and make life more colourful along the way!   

With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music to introduce the musicians of Ensemble 360, this is a brilliant first concert for 3 – 7 year-olds.

Presented in collaboration with the Guildhall Trust and Portsmouth Music Hub.

IZZY GIZMO

Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives

Snape Maltings, Snape
Sunday 20 August 2023, 11.00am

Tickets: £6

Past Event

Approximately 50 minutes with no interval

Music and narration performed by Ensemble 360 and Polly Ives.

Best-selling children’s book Izzy Gizmo (by Pip Jones and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie), tells the enchanting story of an intrepid young inventor who puts her talents to work to rescue a crow that can’t fly.

Izzy’s mechanical marvels and infectious creative spirit are brought to life through storytelling and visuals from the book for a brand-new live performance for children and their families.

With original music by Paul Rissmann the show features 11 instruments including strings, woodwind, horn and piano, and you might even spot the musicians playing pots, pans, whistles and household items! It’s a great introduction to live music for children, full of wit, invention, songs and actions, and plenty of opportunities to join in.

Ideal for 3-7 year olds.

Watch the trailer here!

THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPY TOWN

Ensemble 360 & Lucy Drever

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Saturday 11 November 2023, 11.00am / 3.00pm

Tickets:
£14
£8 UC, PIP & DLA
£5 Under 16s

Past Event

Celebrating the importance of love and happiness in everyone’s lives, Paul Rissmann’s much-loved musical retelling of Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees’s best-selling picture-book returns.  

Meet Chutney the Chimpanzee who, with one small act of planting a seed, transforms the lives of the entire town of Drabsville, and teaches its inhabitants to celebrate their differences and make life more colourful along the way!   

With narration, visuals from the book and lots of music to introduce the musicians of Ensemble 360, this is a brilliant first concert for 3 – 7 year-olds.