Saffron Hall is delighted to announce that star of stage and screen Simon Callow will narrate Paddington Bear’s First Concert on Sunday 1 November (1.30pm & 4pm)
This delightful musical story, an extended version of the original written by Paddington creator Michael Bond with music by Herbert Chappell, tells the story of the world’s favourite bear as he arrives in London from darkest Peru, meets The Browns, Mr Gruber and goes to his very first concert. Narrated on stage by Simon Callow, and accompanied live by the City of London Sinfonia, this event introduces children to the world’s most well-known classical music, including Rossini’s William Tell Overture (famously used as the ‘Lone Ranger’ music), Piazzolla’s Libertango, and Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony.
About Simon Callow
Simon Callow CBE is an actor, writer and director. As well as his recent highly regarded solo performances of Tuesdays at Tesco’s, Inside Wagner’s Head, A Christmas Carol and Being Shakespeare, theatrical credits include: The Man Jesus at the Lyric Belfast & Tour, Waiting for Godot (Tour and Ambassadors), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Aladdin (Richmond). Simon’s numerous film roles include Schikaneder in Amadeus, Gareth in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Edmund Tilney in Shakespeare in Love. Extensive television credits include Plebs, Outlander and Angels in America. As well as several one-man shows, he has appeared in The Mystery of Charles Dickens, and played Dickens himself in BBC TV’s 21st century revival of the Doctor Who series.
Tickets £8-£20 (under 18s half price)
Age guidance: 4-9 years
Pre-concert music making and craft activities will take place in the foyer an hour before each showing.