Michael Loader storymaker, storyteller & trumpet
Robert Short singer
RosieMason-Loader actor
Alison Francis Black violin
Caitlin Alais Callahan piano & bass
Liz Muir cello

Join the Wild Words team for this original and enlightening story about the upside-down adventures of a worm named Elgar, who meets a stargazing toad, an ostracised ostrich and a sagacious serpent… get ready for a musical menagerie of assorted sounds and songs from upbeat blues to downtown jazz, an operatic jewel from George Gershwin and cool classical gems from our worm’s name-sake, Sir Edward Elgar. All accompanied with puppetry and big screen photos by Diana Patient.

Recommended age 6+ / Running time 50 minutes without an interval

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This event is part of the Bristol Family Arts Festival, a month-long citywide celebration of family creativity, with a packed programme of events for all ages. This October join in at venues across the city for music, theatre, storytelling, drawing, making and much more!

For the full programme of events see bristolfamilyarts.org.uk

Presented in association with Somerset Storyfest


Wild Words – Elgar the Enigma

Wednesday 25 October


£6 (plus fees), Family Ticket available

£1 administration fee charged per transaction plus £1 card transaction fee and 70p postage where applicable.

Running time 45 minutes approx. without an interval

Recommended Age: 6+