Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels, which takes place next spring, is billed as a family show with the audience invited behind the scenes as Wallace prepares to perform his Proms commission My Concerto in Ee, Lad.
As with the Prom, specially-filmed Wallace & Gromit animated scenes show the duo's backstage exploits as they prepare for the performance, with the audience being entertained meanwhile with classical favourites - this time including music by Mozart, Debussy, and Stravinsky. After the interval there will be a special screening of the multi-award-winning Wallace & Gromit film A Matter of Loaf and Death with the soundtrack performed live.
The music will be performed in Australia by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in England by the Aurora Orchestra.
Merlin Crossingham, the show's creative director, said:
I am delighted that Wallace And Gromit's Musical Marvels is going on the road, after such a fabulous premiere as part of the 2012 BBC Proms. It is brilliant that more audiences will get the chance to experience this great show, featuring live orchestral music and bespoke W&G animation.The concert dates and venues are as follows:
- Friday 8th February: The Plenary, Melbourne, 7.30pm
- Saturday 9th February: The Plenary, Melbourne, 11am
- Saturday 30th March: Brighton Dome, 2.30pm and 7pm
- Sunday 31st March: Hammersmith Apollo, 7pm
- Monday 1st April: Hammersmith Apollo, 2.30pm and 7pm
Tickets were being made available via this link for the Australian concerts, this link for the Brighton Dome performances, and this link for the Hammersmith Apollo ones.
The Wallace & Gromit BBC Prom (number 20 in the 2012 series) was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday 29th July.