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Family Concerts

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

The Empty Chair

Sunday 6 May | 11.30am

£7.00 (young people £5.00)
Family Ticket: £20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people
When booking for a wheelchair/carer space, if you have specific access requirements or if you need the hearing loop, please contact the Box Office on 01904 65 8338 in advance so we can meet your requirements.

Following sold-out shows at Wigmore Hall this spring, TROUPE's mischievous musical adventure The Empty Chair is set to land at the NCEM in May.
A mischievous musical adventure that explores the ways in which people and friendships grow and change. When out of nowhere a mysterious empty chair appears bang in the middle of a house, its inhabitants are beyond bewildered. Why does it bring a strange, sizzling silence? Who is the tip-toeing creature full of songs and secrets that longs to help? And what on earth is a BLACK HOLE doing at the front door?  The Empty Chair unfolds through playful storytelling and irresistible music for voice, cello and piano, drawn from across the ages to include works by Debussy, Couperin, Berio and Moondog, alongside new music by TROUPE.
Audience feedback on TROUPE's recent performances at Wigmore Hall described The Empty Chair as:
"AMAZING. So joyous, inventive and profound."
"Quirky, funny and surreal, and with genuinely moving musical performances."

The Empty Chair Workshop 

Sunday 6 May | 1.30pm

£3 per young person (adults free) All young people must be accompanied by an adult.
A lively 1 hour workshop run by the show's performers that explores the themes and music of The Empty Chair.

There are lots of opportunities to tell your own stories, make your own music and (of course) to meet the BLACK HOLE!