Aldeburgh Festival - Where the Wild Things Are & Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Cast includes Claire Booth, Susan Bickley, Lucy Schaufer, Graeme Danby, Christopher Lemmings, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Graeme Broadbent
Netia Jones director/designer
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Music by Oliver Knussen
Text by Maurice Sendak
Two of the world’s most beloved books for children, Where The Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! spring to life in these wildly imaginative operas by Oliver Knussen and Maurice Sendak.
The boisterous Max journeys from his bedroom to a land of giant creatures with yellow rolling eyes, and the feisty terrier Jennie abandons the comforts of home to venture out into the world in search of Experience.
In this multimedia performance, singers, orchestra and projections collide in a joyous celebration of these brilliant works.
‘It’s as though he’s taken it and musically pictured … one step beyond what I’ve done… He’s carried it into another generation … He has moved it into his time, but with an authenticity and truthfulness that I feel.’ Maurice Sendak on Oliver Knussen
Suitable for children aged 8 and over
A co-production with the Barbican Centre and Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
This performance is supported by Lindsay & Sarah Tomlinson and a small syndicate of individuals.
Snape (coaches available)
7.30pm (ends approx 9.45pm)
£32, £28, £24, £19, £14
Family ticket £40 (max 2 adults and 2 U18s)
U27s half price
General booking opens Tuesday 6 March