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The Starry Welkin

- Spring 2010

The Starry Welkin is a new piece for children aged 4 to 7, and is an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, to singing, and to Shakespeare.

‘The Starry Welkin’ is set in the magic forest of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and follows the entwined story of Oberon, Titania and Bottom as they struggle through the strangest of moonlit nights. Written for children aged 4-7 the piece is a perfect introduction to some key instruments of the orchestra, to opera and to Shakespeare. New music by Kate Pearson and design by Louise Ann Wilson will immerse the children in the sensual and comic world of Dream, with a little help from a puppet Puck. The piece lasts one hour and is both very accessible and fully interactive. Please contact Alexa Hills at ETO if you are interested.

The Starry Welkin is sold out in Belfast, meaning the only performance with tickets left is in Snape. Book here

The Starry Welkin tours from March to May 2010 to schools and venues in London, Exeter, Truro, Poole, Sheffield, Cheltenham, Belfast, Wolverhampton, Snape, Warwick, Perth and Cambridge.

Showing At

  1. Morningside Primary School
    9th Mar 2010 - 12:00 am
  2. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    18th Mar 2010 - 1:00 pm
  3. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    23rd Mar 2010 - 12:30 pm
  4. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    23rd Mar 2010 - 2:00 pm
  5. Hillbourne School and Nursery
    26th Mar 2010 - 12:00 am
  6. Hillsborough Primary School
    31st Mar 2010 - 12:00 am
  7. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    8th Apr 2010 - 2:00 pm
  8. Grand Opera House, Belfast
    22nd Apr 2010 - 1:00 pm
  9. Trinity Primary School
    27th Apr 2010 - 12:00 am
  10. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    8th May 2010 - 12:00 pm
  11. Arden Forest Infant School
    12th May 2010 - 12:00 am
  12. Royal School of Dunkeld
    21st May 2010 - 12:00 am
  13. Arbury Primary School, Cambridge
    28th May 2010 - 12:00 am
  1. Morningside Primary School — 9th Mar 2010 - 12:00 am

    London, E9 6LL

  2. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 18th Mar 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  3. Hall for Cornwall, Truro — 23rd Mar 2010 - 12:30 pm

    Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL

  4. Hall for Cornwall, Truro — 23rd Mar 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL

  5. Hillbourne School and Nursery — 26th Mar 2010 - 12:00 am

    Poole, BH17 7HX

  6. Hillsborough Primary School — 31st Mar 2010 - 12:00 am

    Sheffield, S6 2AA

  7. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 8th Apr 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

  8. Grand Opera House, Belfast — 22nd Apr 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR

  9. Trinity Primary School — 27th Apr 2010 - 12:00 am

    Wolverhampton

  10. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 8th May 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  11. Arden Forest Infant School — 12th May 2010 - 12:00 am

    Weston Lane, Bulkington, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 9RT

  12. Royal School of Dunkeld — 21st May 2010 - 12:00 am

    Dunkeld, PH8 0AB

  13. Arbury Primary School, Cambridge — 28th May 2010 - 12:00 am

    Carlton Way, Cambridge, CB4 2DE

Showing At

  1. Morningside Primary School
    9th Mar 2010 - 12:00 am
  2. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    18th Mar 2010 - 1:00 pm
  3. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    23rd Mar 2010 - 12:30 pm
  4. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    23rd Mar 2010 - 2:00 pm
  5. Hillbourne School and Nursery
    26th Mar 2010 - 12:00 am
  6. Hillsborough Primary School
    31st Mar 2010 - 12:00 am
  7. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    8th Apr 2010 - 2:00 pm
  8. Grand Opera House, Belfast
    22nd Apr 2010 - 1:00 pm
  9. Trinity Primary School
    27th Apr 2010 - 12:00 am
  10. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    8th May 2010 - 12:00 pm
  11. Arden Forest Infant School
    12th May 2010 - 12:00 am
  12. Royal School of Dunkeld
    21st May 2010 - 12:00 am
  13. Arbury Primary School, Cambridge
    28th May 2010 - 12:00 am

Your Comments

  1. Please could you let me know of the EXETER dates for "The Starry Welkin"
    I would very much like to bring
    my two Grandsons to this.
    Thank You ETO
    XX
    Christine Marsden

    Said Christine Marsden at 15:23pm on 23rd Nov 2009

  2. Thank you - we're looking forward to it too! We're still confirming the exact dates/locations, but it should be sorted soon, so we'll let you know asap.

    Said Thalia (ETO) at 15:19pm on 24th Nov 2009

  3. Dates of The Starry Welkin public performances are now confirmed.

    Said Thalia (ETO) at 10:09am on 29th Jan 2010

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