Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat

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Terry Davies conducts René Aubry’s inspired scores for this wonderful double bill, Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat, based on the much-loved children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

A kind witch invites assorted animals to join her on her broom in Room on the Broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The witch’s companions ultimately save her from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude, she rewards them with a magnificent new broom, which has room for everyone. And the magic doesn’t stop there.

The Highway Rat tells the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end…

The 2.30pm show is a relaxed performance (RP):
Relaxed Performances allow members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed, lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. These performances are open to all and are designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability, dementia or sensory and communication disorder.

£15.90 - £26.50*

Conductor | Terry Davies
Orchestra of Opera North

*Booking fees may apply, concessions available. Please check venue website for details

Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat
Room on the Broom and The Highway Rat

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