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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition closes Sun 21 Oct 12.
All drawings will be uploaded to the gallery below*
*Subject to approval by the Barbican
Your drawing printed in the concert programme and a collection of Maurice Sendak’s books.
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
A DVD of ‘Where the Wild Things Are and other Maurice Sendak stories’
Netia Jones, director and designer of Where the Wild Things Are, has chosen our winners:
Congratulations to Lewis (1st), Tamara & Lindsey (joint 2nd), and Motunrayo (3rd)!
Netia chose Lewis, 8, as our overall winner because his drawing is ‘somehow… funny, sad, human and wild all at the same time!’
A big thank you to everyone who sent in a drawing! We loved them all!
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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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