About the show

Enter the weird and wonderful world of Maurice Sendak’s much-loved books for children and see his iconic drawings brought to life in these wildly imaginative family operas by Oliver Knussen.

Live digital projections by Netia Jones, see rolling-eyed monsters and talking cats and dogs interact with singers and orchestra to create an unforgettable spectacle. Check out the production blog here.

For ages 7+
£25 adults / £15 under 16s

This takes place during the Barbican Weekender (3 & 4 Nov): Two days of free music, film, theatre and visual art across the foyers.

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Draw your own Wild Thing for a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

In the book Where the Wild Things Are, the little boy Max journeys to a fantastic magical world filled with big, hairy monsters. What would your monster look like?

How to enter:
Step 1…… Draw us a picture of your monster
Step 2…… Add your first name and age
Step 3…… Email your drawing to music@barbican.org.uk

Competition closes Sun 21 Oct 12.
All drawings will be uploaded to the gallery below*

*Subject to approval by the Barbican

1st prize:
Your drawing printed in the concert programme and a collection of Maurice Sendak’s books.

2nd prize:
The perfect starter-kit for mini monsters supplied by Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies supports the Ministry of Stories to provide free writing workshops for young people in east London. To find out more visit www.ministryofstories.org

3rd prize:
A DVD of ‘Where the Wild Things Are and other Maurice Sendak stories’

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Listen to our Wild Things podcast!

We look at how these new productions have come together from its beginnings to the dress rehearsal for the first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival before it comes to the Barbican later this year.

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