The Pigeon and the Albatross
Heroic adventures of escape and friendship across the world with a live soundscape of Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi and Biber!
The Pigeon and the Albatross is a joyful union of music and storytelling that celebrates the spirit of adventure, the rewards of curiosity and the value of kindness.
Told in rich verse, this epic tale charts the avian adventures of an unlikely pair of feathered friends from humble perch to worldly wonders and back again.
By hatching a plan to save a hatchling, a curious young pigeon who dreams of adventure is flung into a world of untold danger and inspiring beauty.
Charting the globe and facing the elements, our heroine’s exciting journey of transformation and discovery is set to the turning of seasons and a thrilling curation of classical music masterpieces.
Self-confidence and honesty prevail in the face of vanity, while hope and ingenuity put challenge to despair.
With enemies to thwart and unlikely friends to meet upon the way, the Pigeon and the Albatross together discover a world of wonder and diversity, all while learning that saving graces lie close to home.
“…the children enjoyed themselves a lot and we all left very happy with this enjoyable, accessible and fun afternoons adventure. I was bombarded with questions later in the day about harpsichords, the odd lady in the green wig and why the pigeon had a map in its head. Education can be a dangerous thing and when combined with such fun story telling and expertly played music, it’s intoxicating” “creative and innovative.” GSCENE, 13 Nov 2017
See full review: https://www.gscene.com/arts/music/review-tales-in-music-the-pigeon-and-the-albatross-little-baroque-company/
Child’s “undercover” review: https://www.chichester.co.uk/arts-and-culture/reviews-brighton-early-music-festival-2017-838186
Writter: Dominic Santangelo
Producer and Director: Helen Kruger
Musicians: Helen Kruger and Sarah Papadopoulos violins, Amelia Peachment viola, Josie Fountain cello, Matthew Jones theorbo and Stuart Halusz narrator.
AvailabilityFrom 9/2020 onwards
ArtformsChildren / Family, Live Music
AudienceFamily Show Ages 4-12 and their parents and grandparents
Costs- Weekly Fee: $7,700
- Cost per performance: $3,000
- No remount
- 1% royalties
*Above fees do not include touring costs
Company ContactsHelen Kruger
0466 310 019
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ResourcesShow Poster (old)
Venue FormatAll venue formats are possible with this show. The only restriction is that it needs to be indoors as we are performing on instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Show Warnings: Nil
First possible performance: 1 hour after bump in
Minimum break between shows: 2 hours
Minimum stage width: 3.5 metres
Minimum stage depth: 3 metres
Lighting to be provided by the venue: Simple ambient lighting for evening shows or for black box spaces. None needed for shows in foyers/community spaces
Audio provided by the company: Acoustic ensemble so no tech equipment needed
Audio to be provided by the venue: Nil
No. of additional staff to be provided by the venue: Nil
Dressing Rooms Required: 1 large and 1 small
Community and Audience Engagement:
This family friendly show could be performed in schools, performing arts venue main stage or foyers, making it accessible and flexible. We will use our FB/instagram presence, contacts with local schools, local music communities, local event listings, local radio interviews, local paper features as well as flash mob pop ups on the day or day before the event. We will also release “sneak peeks” of the rehearsals of the show and interviews with the players/narrator in the lead up to the concert dates.
Professional photographs(available by 5/8/2020), short videos (5/8/2020)
Sample media releases