Tickets for a children’s Scottish Opera show in Glenrothes are now sold out.
‘The Little White Town of Never Weary’ is being performed at Auchmuty High School in
Glenrothes tomorrow (Saturday).
Based on the illustrated novel by Jessie M. King, one of the renowned group of designers and artists known as ‘The Glasgow Girls’, this brand new musical production for five to eight year olds encourages children to think about their community, the world around them and buildings they know and love.
As part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 ‘The Little White Town of Never Weary’ is touring schools all over Scotland until June 10.
The story begins 100 years after a little girl called Jessie built The Little White Town of Never Weary using cardboard and glue, a wee bit of magic and a lot of imagination. Since then, the once hustling, bustling town has become lonely and unloved. Its magic is fading and the vibrations from the old bell tower are making the buildings crumble. Now, it’s all upto Jessie’s great-great- granddaughter, Jessie Junior, and her friends Gilbert, Dame Lucky, Sweetie Meg and Boofoo the Talking Cat to save the town from complete destruction. But, they’re in a race against time, with the clock tower about to strike again.
Packed full of fun and larger than life characters, this family show includes an interactive workshop where the audience, both adults and children, can do their bit to rebuild The Little White Town of Never Weary.
Composer Karen MacIver said: “This is one of the most delicate, exhilarating and enjoyable scores I have had the pleasure to compose. With a five-star cast of singing actor-musicians playing up to 15 instruments between them and the added joy of two astonishing singers, these artists will bring Jessie M. King’s story of The Little White Town of Never Weary back to life from its 100 years of slumber hidden in her joyous book.”
Director Julie Brown added: “There is something wonderfully surprising about watching young children experience opera for the first time. The Little White Town of Never Weary will not only introduce our young audience, aged five to eight, to the art form through this magical tale, but will also allow them to engage first hand in the completion of the story by taking part in the action to help our young heroine, Jessie Junior, save the day!’