At the weekend we were lucky enough to go and see Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading. With the promise of a live orchestra and lots of fun we were really looking forward to it.
We arrived in Reading and parked on the Broad Street Mall car park which is right next door to the theatre. As we entered the theatre we collected our tickets from the box office and parked the pushchair. We made our way to our seats in the busy auditorium. Our seats were in a tiered section at the back so we had a great view with no heads in the way.
The orchestra were busy warming up their instruments and we noticed they had some great costumes on linked to the characters from Wallace & Gromit. We could see this wasn’t any ordinary orchestra!
The show started on screen introducing presenter Matthew Sharp back stage in his dressing room. The orchestra started to play and Matthew made a mad dash on camera backstage before appearing in the auditorium and making it to the stage. He was lively and full of fun and so entertaining. The show passed between Wallace and Gromit on a big screen and Matthew and the orchestra on stage. It was a fun interactive performance between them which had everyone captivated.
After the interval we watched the award winning short film The Wrong Trousers with the orchestra doing a live accompaniment. It was fascinating seeing the music from the film come to life in front of our eyes. We really enjoyed it!
After the show you can take part in a Gromit model making workshop. Here you can learn from the experts how to make a model and keep it to take home with you at the end! These workshops are open to all ages so do check to see if they are available at your nearest venue.
To book tickets follow the link here: https://www.carrotproductions.com/wallace-and-gromit/
Disclaimer: we were kindly given free tickets to watch the show in return for our review. All words and opinions are that of my own.