Please meet Hedgemond the Hunter - a brave and stubborn little hedgehog. Down in the wild woods he proudly tends his beloved house, but there are some animals who just can’t understand what the fuss is about. Find out just how Hedgemond proves to the grumpy bear and the greedy boar that there is no place like home.
Hedgehog's Home Children's Opera is an outreach project taking place in Camden and involving the children of Fitzjohn's Primary School, Hampstead. It is suported by Conway Hall and Istros Books. If you have the possibility, please give a little extra to support this NON-PROFIT initiative.
Dates for the final performances of the show:
Friday 9 November 2012 - 12.00 & 14.00
Sunday 11 November 2012 - 14.00
Adult - £8:00, Concessions - £5:00 (child, OAP, family of performers)
Friend of Hedgemond - £50:00 (for those wishing to support the project and attend the after-show reception)
‘Hedgehog’s House’ is a story about caring for the place you call home. Set in the unspoilt environment of the forest, we find the wild creatures arguing about what home means: is it simply a place we should take for granted or is it something to be cherished and protected? Despite the persuasions of charming Miss Fox and the jeers of the angry wolf, Hedgemond steadfastly proves that his home is his castle, reminding us all to be true to ourselves and safeguard what we care for.
Told through the universal language of music and poetry, this seemingly simple story from a far-away country actually holds an enduring and important message that we would all do well to remember.
The music was written by the highly talented composer, song-writer and musician, Emily Leather, in cooperation with the Creative Director, Elinor Moran.