17 December at 12:00 pm

The Bear and the Piano

Riverside Studios, Sunday 17 December


Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated film The Bear and the Piano, accompanied live by London Chamber Orchestra. This heart-warming animated film is based on the award-winning book by David Litchfield. Featuring mesmerising music by Daniel Whibley (CBeebies’ Musical Storyland), and narrated live by Sophie Winkleman, it’s fast becoming a classic for the next generation.

With toe-tapping Christmas tunes galore topping off the fun, it’s the perfect way to enter into the Christmas spirit.

Recommended ages 3+

There are two shows, at 12 noon and 1:10pm.
Total running time c.45 minutes

Pre-concert musical games
Join Creative Workshop Leader, Alice Poppleton, for some fun and interactive musical games before the show. Workshop tickets just £1 and capacity is limited.

Sophie Winkleman
Sophie began acting with the National Youth Theatre in her teens, continuing at university with the Cambridge Footlights then beginning her professional career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She acted in several plays directed by Sir Peter Hall, Laurence Boswell and Thea Sharrock and has also been a regular cast member in many beloved shows, including Channel 4’s Peep Show and Warner Bros’s Two and a Half Men. Her latest part is the Duchess of Rochester in ITV’s Belgravia; The Next Chapter which will be broadcast next year. 

George Morton
George is the Musical Director of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and is Principal Conductor of the Picture House Orchestra.  George made his debut with the Babylon Orchester Berlin in September 2022, and has since given over 30 performances with the orchestra.  In Autumn 2023 he made debuts with the Luxembourg Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Concert Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, and Nordic Chamber Orchestra, as well as returning to the Babylon Orchester Berli


The Bear and the Piano Daniel Whibley

The Night Before Christmas George Morton

Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson

Ding Dong Merrily on High

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