A magical, memorable experience for families this Christmas

18 Sep 2023

The Orpheus Sinfonia at the Windsor Festival - credit Lawrence Harvey. The Sinfonia will be performing live alongside screenings of the Oscar winning animation Peter and the Wolf as part of Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

A magical, memorable experience set to entertain families of all ages in West Suffolk this Christmas, has already seen over 900 tickets sold in just its first week on sale.

Set in an all-weather auditorium in the stunning Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, children and adults alike will enjoy an Oscar® winning modern retelling of Peter and the Wolf, accompanied by live performances from the fantastic Orpheus Sinfonia.

And children under five can delight in the experience for free, although they must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult.

Peter and the Wolf, part of Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

Peter and the Wolf tells the inspirational story of a child finding their own inner strength and courage to overcome adversity. The modern adaption by Breakthru Films, recreates Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s 1936 classic symphonic fairy tale.

In total, 16 performances will take place from Thursday 7 December to Sunday 10 December, with screenings each day at 1pm, 3.15pm, 5.30pm and 7.45pm.

Peter and the Wolf Live is being organised by West Suffolk Council as part of the Christmas in Bury St Edmunds partnership of events and activities.

Cllr Cliff Waterman, Leader at West Suffolk Council, said: “We are delighted to be putting on this magical, memorable experience for families across our West Suffolk communities to enjoy in the run up to this Christmas. 

“It’s part of the wider mix of festive fun organised by the Christmas in Bury St Edmunds partnership for people across West Suffolk and visitors to the area to come along, have a good time, and support the shops, cafes, restaurants, and other local businesses.

“It’s also another example of the wonderful mix of leisure and cultural activity taking place, that makes West Suffolk a great place to visit all year around, but an even better place to live and work.”  

Tickets are still available and cost £15 for adults, £8 for children aged between five to 15, while under fives get in free but must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. To book tickets visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk/peterandthewolf phone 01284 758000, or book in person at The Apex in Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds.

Christmas in Bury St Edmunds

Christmas in Bury St Edmunds includes events and activities by the arc, Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds Town Council and West Suffolk Council. For more on what’s on in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area in the run up to this Christmas, see www.christmasinburystedmunds.co.uk

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