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The NCEM now programmes family friendly concerts and invites you to join us with family and friends



Tommy Foggo Superhero

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Sunday 15 October | 11.30am
Tommy Foggo - Superhero Family Friendly Event Age 7+
£7.00 (young people £5.00)
£20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people

A magical multi-media tale of a life saved by music Tommy Foggo and his Cello are a superhero duo. Follow them on their epic adventures and watch them overcome impossible odds - and they like to sing a tune and share the fun with their friends on the way!
Tommy's mum had told him to wait for her at the bus stop and never showed up again, he had been stuck there for a zillion years - even after been taken to live in the children's home. Then one day he ran away to the seaside. He was looking for an Italian ice-cream but, instead he found Destino, a talking Cello with a mission! Join them as they recruit a gang of young helpers to travel with them through time and space to find the Queen of Lost Atlantis and save her people from the giant, venomous and cold-blooded Kraken of the Deep!

Presented by international and extraordinary cellist, singer and actor Matthew Sharp composed and written by Stephen Deazley and Martin Riley and based on a true story.

'As though Tom Waits and Stephen Sondheim had come together with Roald Dahl' Scottish Herald






Opera North Opera Tales
Sunday 26 November | 11.30am FAMILY FREINDLY EVENT AGE 4+
Opera North Opera Tales
£7.00 (young people £5.00) £20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)

A brilliant new concert, relaxed and family friendly, taking you on a spell-binding journey through the exciting, magical and often strange world of opera. Expect vivid storytelling, sublime song and breath-taking music from Opera North's very own Claire Pascoe, and musicians from the Orchestra of Opera North.

'Completely engaging and enchanting and what a treat to hear gorgeous live music in such an intimate setting' Parent