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Orchestra of the Swan Presents Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with Toyah Willcox

The Courtyard’s resident orchestra, The Orchestra of the Swan will present a musical reimagining of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with Toyah Willcox this November.

This wickedly reimagined take on, Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, will be narrated by Toyah Wilcox and accompanied by the Orchestra of the Swan. This show is suitable for people of all ages using Roald Dahl’s beloved rhymes.

The score for Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes was composed by Paul Patterson and is a perfect blend of humour and suspense. There is no better storyteller than Dahl who manages to pull off the ingenious trick of appealing to both adults and children, and what better way to enhance his stories than setting them to music.

Toyah Willcox is an English singer, actress and television personality who has released over 20 albums and has starred in numerous films and television shows. Her flamboyant and eclectic style is just what is needed to add to the children’s fairy tales.

Explaining how she got involved, Toyah Willcox said; “The Orchestra of the Swan invited me to do it and I think it’s a gorgeous piece. It has so much strength in pulling young people into what an orchestra can be. Music is part of our lives and I just hope this performance will introduce children to classical music. The way I see it I think the music is now the greater part of the experience as children are more worldly-wise and more aware of the dangers – but I think they are not learning about music on the level I used to.”

Orchestra of the Swan Presents Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with Toyah Willcox will be in The Courtyard’s Main House on Wednesday 1 November at 3pm. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit

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Fees & Tickets

Tickets: £5 - £7

Event Location

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR

Organiser: The Courtyard

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