On 4th October 2014 (at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5pm), The National Concert Hall and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra present three showings of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, an enchanting double-bill based on the best-selling children’s picture books with live orchestral accompaniment, conducted by Terry Davis.
The screenings provide a wonderful opportunity to introduce families to the orchestra and the concert hall in an informal setting.
The Gruffalo, which premiered in the UK on BBC One Christmas Day 2009 to 10 million viewers, was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. Children and parents alike will be enthralled as
as their favourite story book characters come to life before their eyes and they hear René Aubry’s wonderful scores performed live by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Based on the best-selling children’s picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axe Scheffler, the film was produced by Magic Light Pictures and features the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson.
It tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut. Along the way, he is confronted by three hungry animals who each think that the mouse looks good! Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face to face with his own creation?
The accompanying film, was first screened on BBC One on Christmas Day 2011 and has since been broadcast in over 150 countries. It follows the adventures of the Gruffalo’s Child who one wild and windy night ignores her father’s warnings and bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn’t really exist… or does he?
The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child double –bill is presented by The National Concert Hall and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and is supported by The Irish Times.
Tickets: €22 Adult |€17 Child | €15 Young Maestros |Groups of 10 or more: €19.80 per ticket |Friends of the National Concert Hall €18 |Family Tickets €73 for 2 adults and 2 children.
Tickets on Sale Friday 8th August (or Tuesday 5 August for Friends of the National Concert Hall)
National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 0000 or www.nch.ie