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Aurora Orchestra: The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Scotland Unwrapped

Sat 23 Nov

Aurora Orchestra: The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Scotland Unwrapped

Martin Suckling The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
Aurora Orchestra
Chloe Rooke conductor
P Burton-Morgan director
TBC presenter

Join a duck and a mouse on an adventure inside a wolf, as Aurora and Scottish composer Martin Suckling bring Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s much-loved children’s story to musical life.

“Early one morning a mouse met a wolf and was quickly gobbled up…”

Published in 2018, ‘The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse’ became an instant classic of children’s literature. Author Mac Barnett’s collaboration with illustrator Jon Klassen tells the story of a mouse who is swallowed by a wolf, only to discover that he’s not alone: a duck is already installed in the belly of the beast, and it turns out life inside a wolf is pretty good! There’s lots of delicious food, dancing, and of course no more fear of being gobbled up. All is well, until a hunter arrives…

Martin Suckling’s new piece for children reimagines the story as a musical adventure that introduces young children to orchestral music and instruments in a playful and engaging way. Part of Kings Place’s year long Scotland Unwrapped series, join us for lots of fun audience participation, beautiful set design, sublime music-making from the players of Aurora Orchestra, a guest narrator, and Jon Klassen’s instantly recognisable illustrations.

Recommended for ages 4–8.

This event will last approximately 50 minutes, without an interval.


‘The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse’ by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen is a subversive delight. […] An unexpected, hilarious collaboration.’ The Guardian

‘probably the most important figure in Scotland’s music since James MacMillan’ — Michael Tumelty, The Herald on Martin Suckling

Date:Sat 23 Nov
Start time:11am (Doors: 10.30am)
Venue:Hall One
+ 10% booking fee.

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A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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