Much-loved author Michael Morpurgo narrates his uplifting Christmas story
Michael Morpurgo narrator
Danielle de Vries dancer
Daniel Pioro violin
The Storyteller’s Ensemble
Simon Reade director
Michael Morpurgo The Best of Times
The Best of Times is an uplifting Christmas story that plays on every last heart-string from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. When the Prince and the Princess marry, joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride’s aching heart.
This adaptation for concert performance features a blend of English courtly and pastoral music (from John Dowland to Vaughan Williams) together with evocative middle-European gypsy melodies music, sensitively interweaving the story. The role of the Princess is expressively performed by a solo dancer throughout. A winter’s delight and the ideal Christmas concert.
The concert lasts approximately 70 minutes with no interval
Age guidance: 5+