Stepping into the Snowman spotlight

Date published: 30 November 2018

Two young singers – Eve Sanderson and Lola Simpson – step into the spotlight when The Snowman returns to Oldham on December 10.

Talented youngsters Eve Sanderson and Lola Simpson - both aged only nine - will enjoy the exhilarating experience of singing alongside a live professional orchestra, when Carrot Productions bring The Snowman back to the big screen at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, on Monday, December 10.

Eve will perform the much-loved Walking in the Air solo which lies at the heart of The Snowman at the afternoon performance at 1.30pm; Lola takes the role at 7pm in the evening.

Both singers were selected by audition last month.

The first of the two Oldham shows is being offered free to local schools by Oldham Music Service, who have generously supported the afternoon performance in this way for the past three years.

The performance at 7pm is a relaxed one aimed at older people supported in sheltered housing, foster families, children and adults with special needs, as well as looked-after children.

This enterprise is particularly meaningful for Rachel Whibley, Managing Director of Carrot Productions.

As the parent of a disabled child, she is all too aware of the lack of high-quality concerts suitable for children with disabilities.

This concert is supported by ForViva, who have also shown their support in this way for the past three years.

As ever, Carrot Productions are delivering something new this year, alongside The Snowman.

Oldham audiences will get to enjoy a brand new, specially commissioned animation, entitled A Donkey’s Tale.

This heart-warming story of Dillon the Donkey, an ordinary donkey with an extraordinary dream that takes him on a journey that will change his life, has been specially written and composed by Daniel Whibley.

As an added bonus during the interval, Streetwise Opera – the award-winning performing arts charity for people who are or have been homeless – will give a brief performance.

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