Musical Stories - Mouse and Bear

Jack McNeill (clarinet) & Polly Ives (narrator)
  • Sunday 26 June
    10.30 – 11.15am
  • 11.45am - 12.30pm
Ticket typeCost
First Childfree
Under 1sfree
Additional Child£2.50

Join Jack McNeill (clarinet) and Polly Ives (narrator) for a brilliant adaptation of Kev Payne’s children’s book, Mouse and Bear, set to music by Paul Rissmann.

Mouse loves to paint. Sometimes she sells her paintings in return for food which she shares with Bear. Bear is big and powerful and promises to protect Mouse but when a storm comes will Mouse be forgotten?A tale of determination, inspiration and new-found friends.

This concert combines creative story-telling, brilliant new music by Paul Rissmann, interactive sensory elements (such as bubbles, scarves and percussion), audience participation and vivid illustrations from the book to engage, inspire and entertain little and older audiences.

This Musical Story, based on Kev Payne's pre-existing book, was produced thanks to an Arts Council England grant in 2021.


Adults £9. First child free, under 1’s free. Additional children £2.50. Refunds are available when requested over 7 days before the start of this event.


  • We want our audiences to feel safe and comfortable at our events. We continue to follow government and union recommendations on Covid-19. We are maintaining limited audience capacities and we encourage you to not arrive more than 10 minutes before your concert. You are welcome to wear a mask.
  • No need to print your tickets, just show your QR code on the door.
  • Large bags and coats should be left at the side of the room.
  • There are nappy changing facilities and feel free to breastfeed.
  • You are responsible for the safety of your own children and belongings.

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