A MUSICAL FAIRY TALE "THE GRASSHOPPER AND HIS FRIENDS"
Based on a story by John Ciardi
Presented by Gamma Majoris Ensemble, narrated by Sally Knyvette
Age: 3 - 8
Duration: 60 mins
2 performances: 13:00 and 15:00
Type: Interactive, Educational, Musical
After the huge success of the "Sleeping Beauty" performances, Gamma Majoris is delighted to be back with a new production of a musical fairy-tale for children "The Grasshopper and his Friends".
This entertaining and hugely fun production for the whole family aims to inspire children about the world of classical music and musical instruments in an entertaining and interactive way!
"The Grasshopper and his Friends" is a fairy tale about a grasshopper who has discovered the meaning and joy of music! The production features famous CLASSICAL music by composers including Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Rachmaninov etc. This fairy tale will be narrated by a wonderful British actress Sally Knyvette.
INSTRUMENTS ON THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE:
PIANO, CELLO, VIOLIN, VOICE (SOPRANO)
Gamma Majoris ensemble, the group of award-winning musicians, specialises in making the world of classical music interesting, entertaining and accessible for children of a certain age group. Gamma Majoris is formed out of 4 young top UK soloists: Ksenia Berezina (violin),Yulia Chaplina (piano), Alisa Liubarskaya (cello) and Anastasia Prokofieva (soprano). Having won numerous international competitions, including the Tchaikovsky competition for Young Musicians, the members of the group have performed solo and in orchestras in more than 20 countries all over the world. For detailed biographies of each members, please visit https://www.facebook.com/gammamajoris
Gamma Majoris is delighted to present Sally Knyvette as a guest narrator for these two performances.
On screen Sally is best known for her roles as Jenna Stannis in the first two seasons of the British science fiction series Blake's 7 and as Kate Sugden and in Emmerdale. of the BBC at the time.
After leaving Blake's 7 Knyvette studied for an English and drama degree at the University of London
Other television appearances include: Hoilby City, The Safe House , Family Affairs , A Touch of Frost, Unfinished Business, Casualty , East Enders, Dalziel and Pascoe, Coronation street,
The Politicians Wife, The Bill, Big Deal , Breakaway Girls , Who Pays the Ferry Man , General Hospital ,Z Cars.
Her Theatre career has been extensive " it includes working for two years with Mike Alfreds Company Method and Madness and most recently playing Goneril for Jonathan Miller in a production of King Lear.
Sally also works in the corporate sector and has worked at the Foreign office and at Ashridge using her skills a to help individuals develop both Impact and presence in their corporate presentations.
Sally regularly works as a Voice Over Artist..She has voiced many commercials and amongst other things Doctorman Allen in the Doctor Who audio adventure Spare Parts & Queen Carmilla in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
She runs Shakespeare workshops both in London and teaches privately and at top Drama schools . READ MORE: http://www.drama-workshop.co.uk/sally/
Tickets: £30 (1 child + 1 adult) , £16 single additional ticket (adult OR child)