Together with cheeky duo Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter will prepare a topsy turvy tea party fit for Alice, with performances featuring teacups and kitchen utensils and rhythms guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing.
Presented by Owen Gunnell, and accompanied by the Essential Orchestra, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is part of a series of Children’s Classic Concert’s performances that provide children and families with a fun-filled introduction to orchestral music.
Before jumping down the rabbit hole on stage, all are also invited to a very loud percussion workshop where children can explore some of the featured music, meet the musicians and create their own musical tea party.
During the workshop, the Mad Hatter will present an array of special percussion instruments – many raided from kitchen cupboards – as he invites all to join Wonderland’s First Kitchen Samba Band.
Participants are encouraged to bring along home-made instruments made from old milk bottles, cereal boxes, biscuit tins, plastic tubs and more as the Mad Hatter demonstrates how to turn junk into funk!
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party workshop is at 1.45pm on Sat 5 March, with main performance at 3pm. Tickets for the performance (£10, £6 children, £14 adult & child) and workshop (£2) available from Box Office on 01721 725777 or online.