August the tiger was sad.  He had lost his smile.....

I’m thrilled to be able to announce that MishMash are currently working on a new show in collaboration with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries.

Smile is an enchanting musical retelling of the story of Augustus and the search for his smile for children aged 3 – 5 years and their families.  Told through magical, theatrical chamber music and performed by exceptional musicians, smile takes the audience on a delightful musical adventure.

This new show is a further collaboration with director Martin Berry and cellist Sophie Rivlin and is based on the book Augustus and His smile, written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner and published by little Tiger Press.   Funded by Arts Council England Smile is developed in association with Nottingham Library Service with support from Nottingham Music Service, Nottinghamshire Music Hub and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

The production will tour Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Libraries in October 2017 and is available for further national touring in 2018. 

 

MishMash Productions Highly Commended for its outstanding contribution to the national Get Creative Family Arts Festival

The Nottingham-based MishMash Productions has been Highly Commended for its contribution to the 2016 Get Creative Family Arts Festival, with its event Hubbub: A Musical Adventure.

The annual Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival offering families an extraordinary range of arts activities to enjoy right across the UK.

Voted for by a panel of expert judges from the arts sector, the Commendations recognise the outstanding events that took place within the 2016 Festival and the exemplary family-friendly organisations and venues that participated.

MishMash Productions joined 736 other organisations in delivering events as part of the festival, which took place between throughout October 2016. Around 500,000 family members attended one of the 4,000 festival events held across the UK.

Full press release can be found here

Audience Survey

If you've just been to Hubbub: A Musical Adventure we really hope you enjoyed it.  I know many of you will have already completed a feedback postcard but if you could spare a couple of minutes to also complete our online audience survey we would be delighted.  You can find the link here

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5DKQM68

When you have completed the survey you will find a link to a free download of A Beetle Bonanza as our way of saying thank you, and the chance to enter a prize draw for tickets to another fab family how.  Thanks

Autumn 2016 Tour Dates

Hubbub: A Musical Adventure will be visiting:

Saturday 1st October - Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Sunday 9th October - Cambridge Junction

Saturday 15th October - South Holland Centre, Spalding

Sunday 16th and Monday 17th October - Lincoln Drill Hall

Tuesday 18th October - The Brewhouse, Burton

Tuesday 25th October - Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Saturday 29th October - Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sunday 30th October - National Centre for Early Music, York

Many thanks to our venue partners, ACE, Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Aurora Orchestra for making the tour possible.  Please follow the venue links for ticket information.

After a few months of peace and quiet I’m pleased to announce that we have successfully received funding from ACE to re-tour Hubbub:  A Musical Adventure in 2016. 

Following a period of re-rehearsal we will be touring to the following venues in October 2016:

  • Nottingham Lakeside Arts

  • Cambridge Junction

  • South Holland Centre, Spalding

  • Lincoln Drill Hall

  • Burton Brewhouse

  • The Bramall, Birmingham

  • Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

  • Gulbenkian, Canterbury

  • National Centre for Early Music, York

To whet your appetite you can now see the trailer for Hubbub on our Projects page.

More information on tour dates and tickets to follow.

Roll on 2016.....

Well the 2015 tour is well and truly over and we had a fabulous time at Nottingham Lakeside, The Apex Bury St Edmunds, Kings Place in London and the CBSO Centre in Birmingham.  Feedback from the show from audiences and promoters alike has been truly wonderful:

'Perfect blend of top quality chamber music and wonderful storytelling' Simon Hollingworth, Arts Consultant/Programmer
'The music was first rate and the whole thing was joyous and full of utterly inspired moments' Ian Burton, CEO Nottingham Music Service
'An imaginative romp, demonstrating the versatility of music and its power to narrate, engage and entertain' Mumsnet Nottingham
'This was the best children's music event I have ever experienced - and I've experienced quite a few!' Audience Member
'It was absolutely brilliant! Should be compulsory viewing for all children!' Audience Member
'Made Classical Music accessible, informal, unstuffy, expressive and fun' Audience Member
 

We are now working on a longer tour for Autumn 2016 so hope to see more of you then. 

For now I'll leave you with some photos and our wonderful promo film - link here.

Audience Survey

If you've just been to Hubbub: A Musical Adventure we really hope you enjoyed it.  If you could spare a couple of minutes to complete our online audience survey we would be delighted.  You can find the link here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPB5FMN

 When you have completed the survey you will find a link to a free download of A Beetle Bonanza as our way of saying thank you, and the chance to enter a prize draw for tickets to another fab family how.  Thanks