We were so excited when we were invited to the premiere of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels last week at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield. The venue is where Aardman’s Nick Park created his Academy Award® nominated graduation film Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out at the film school 30 years ago! The location was great for us as we only live 15 minutes from Beaconsfield and was set to be such a fun after school treat!
Unfortunately on the day of the premiere Oscar was sent home from school ill (typical!) but one of his school friends Hugo loves Wallace and Gromit so went in our place with his Mum Leone and his Sister.
On arrival at the National Film and Television School there is a big statue of Gromit outside and once inside they got to meet Nick Park himself. Leone said what a lovely man he is and how much time he took to chat and have photos with them. There was also lots of yummy Wallace and Gromit cake!
The setting was intimate with a large screen where the episode of The Wrong Trousers played and the wonderful orchestra in front. The show started with Wallace and Gromit playing their live debut with a new musical masterpiece, ‘My Concerto in Ee Lad’. Then the Academy Award® winning ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers’ accompanied by The Picture House Orchestra. The conductor/presenter Matthew Sharp is full of energy and makes the whole show such a energetic and fun experience to watch.
Everyone within the orchestra was dressed up in true Wallace fashion; from cheese hats, sheep and even Wendolene. The whole environment from staging to costume just oozed fun! The orchestra also played ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ which Leone said was outstanding!
I grew up watching Wallace and Gromit and love that Oscar and Archie and their friends now love and watch it too. Its such an iconic programme and the chance to see it on stage with a large orchestra is amazing and an experience not to be missed.
There are still 12 tour dates remaining to catch this awesome show! You can get your tickets HERE.
- 31/05/2019 2:00pm – Bath The Forum
- 31/05/2019 6:30pm – Bath The Forum
- 01/06/2019 1:30pm – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
- 01/06/2019 6:00pm – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
- 02/06/2019 1:00pm – Reading The Hexagon
- 02/06/2019 4:00pm – Reading The Hexagon
- 06/06/2019 1:30pm – Gateshead Sage
- 06/06/2019 6:30pm – Gateshead Sage
- 08/06/2019 2:00pm – Edinburgh Usher Hall
- 08/06/2019 6:00pm – Edinburgh Usher Hall
- 09/06/2019 2:00pm – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
- 09/06/2019 6:00pm – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Hugo, Tabitha and Leone absolutely loved the show and we are so gutted we missed it but glad they enjoyed it so much! Thank you so much for standing in for us guys!
Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted the tickets to Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels.