• ETO: Waxwings

Event Details

Sat 30 Mar

Time: 11am

Running Time: Approximately 50 minutes

Venue: Studio

Age Recommendations: 2 - 5 year olds

Book Tickets


Producer: English Touring Opera

Composer: Clive and Mark Ives

Directed by: Tim Yealland

Designed by: Ruth Paton

ETO: Waxwings

The first day at school should be exciting and fun, so what happens if you turn up at a school that’s run by a mythical monster? Especially one who hates the very thing that you love - birds! Find out what happens when a boy and girl discover an injured waxwing and try to make it fly again.

Waxwings is the latest in English Touring Opera’s acclaimed series of operas for children aged 2-5 and children audiences with special educational needs and disabilities. The opera is highly interactive, with lots of multi-sensory elements, and is designed to stimulate and engage with young people with many different and complex needs.

The opera features beautiful new music created by Clive and Mark Ives, of the celebrated ensemble Woo Music, with live singing and playing, and lots of interactive design by Ruth Paton. Words and direction are by Tim Yealland.

Expect some very peculiar characters. Let’s see if we can fly away at the end!

Sung in English.