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Gaspard’s Foxtrot

Rogers Theatre, Malvern

Drawing of Gaspard the Fox


Holly Mathieson – conductor
Zeb Soanes – author/narrator
James Mayhew – live illustration
Worcestershire Young Performers


Jonathan Dove Gaspard's Foxtrot world premiere

Elgar The Wand of Youth Listen

This summer, join beloved children’s character Gaspard the Fox for the musical adventure of a lifetime.

In this brand new story from author Zeb Soanes, follow Gaspard as he accidentally boards a bus to Hyde Park – what will happen to our favourite fox?

See the tale unfold with a piece specially written by renowned composer Jonathan Dove, alongside live illustration by artist James Mayhew and narration from the author himself.

And to finish, hear local music students perform Elgar’s The Wand of Youth, his charming orchestral suite imagined as ‘Music to a Child’s Play’.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

Adults: £15
Under-18s: £7

Running time

1 hour, no interval

Recommended age

This performance is devised for ages 5+, but audiences of all ages are very welcome to attend

Box office

Three Choirs Festival box office: 01452 768928


Jonathan Dove’s music for Gaspard’s Foxtrot was commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival Association, Docklands Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.