Opera North getting youngsters singing on a journey to Al;ice In Wonderland at Cast Theatre

A journey into the wonderful world of Alice can be taken by Doncaster little singing pre-schoolers tomorrow when Opera North visits Cast Theatre.

By Nigel Booth
Thursday, 20 June, 2019, 14:35
Opera North are bringing Little Big Sing: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to Cast in Doncaster

The opera company is preparing to hold a Little Big Sing: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Cast.

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic, Alice in Wonderland, the fun-filled event will take pre-schoolers and their families on a multi-sensory journey full of colour and sound, including live music, lights and projections. Professional musicians and vocal delivery artists from Opera North will be joined by soprano Charlotte Trepass who will encourage toddlers up to four years-old to sing along to a selection of well-known tunes while also introducing them to some catchy new numbers.

As Alice meets all kinds of weird and wonderful characters on her magical adventure, the emphasis will be on keeping everything as relaxed and friendly as possible with the tots encouraged to move around and join in as and when they like.

Education director, Opera North, Jacqui Cameron, said: “It’s never too young to engage children with music which is why we were keen to hold an event themed around the ever-popular Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We’re particularly looking forward to being back in Doncaster, with Cast being one of only three northern venues selected for the event.

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“Our aim with these sessions has always been to put both the children and the adult they bring with them at ease, ensuring everyone feels comfortable joining in and has a memorable time with us.”

Starting at 10am on Friday June 21, the Little Singers session will last around 45 minutes. Tickets are available online and cost £6.

Opera North’s families programme is generously supported by the Opera North Future Fund, The Whitaker Charitable Trust, The Emerald Foundation and, in the North East only, by Sir James Knott Trust.