Musical Stories: The Dog Who Could Dig

Matthew Brett & Polly Ives
  • Saturday 28 January
    10.30 – 11.15am
  • 11.45am - 12.30pm
  • 1.30 – 2.15pm
Ticket typeCost
First Childfree
Under 1 Year-Oldfree
Additional Child£3.50

Polly Ives (narrator) and percussionist Matthew Brett (marimba) perform The Dog Who Could Dig by Jonathan Long and Korky Paul.

Free creative activities will run for 30 minutes after this performance.

Energetic storytelling, bubbles and music!
Join narrator Polly Ives with percussionist Matthew Brett on the marimba for a vibrant reimagining of popular book The Dog Who Could Dig, for children aged 3-7.

"Digger is a very determined dog. He has started looking for the bone that he buried and he just won't stop digging. Deeper and deeper he goes, unearthing all sorts of extraordinary things - an old shoe, a coal-miner, and even an underground train. But he's also getting hungrier and hungrier - will Digger ever find something to chew on for his dinner?"

With original music composed by Paul Rissmann, Concerteenies Musical Stories concerts are a lively mix of stories, image projection and audience participation.
They are centred around stunning performances from professional musicians in a relaxed environment.

Polly Ives is one of the UK’s leading music educationalists with a varied portfolio as a concert presenter, narrator, promoter, workshop leader, trainer and cellist. She regularly produces and presents children’s concerts alongside many highly renowned orchestras, ensembles and soloists (including London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Ensemble 360) and with the leading arts organisations and venues in the UK (including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Sheffield Theatres and Royal Opera House). She has worked with CBeebies, BBC Radio 3 and Scala Radio.

The Dog Who Could Dig is by Jonathan Long and Korky Paul.

Start the fun now, learn the songs and actions at

This performance is possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England, The Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation, and the Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust.

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event.


Matthew Brett (Marimba) and Polly Ives (Narrator)


  • Paul Rissmann: The Dog Who Could Dig

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