Scottish Opera - Pop-up Opera

A Little Bit of Bubble McBea

Bladnoch Park
In person event
Sat 25 Sep
12:00 UK

Ages 3 -7

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with intimate open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations.

For our youngest audience members, we've got A Little Bit of Bubble McBea - a magical, musical story for children aged 3 to 7 years. Bubble McBea is no ordinary wee girl — she lives on a beautiful Scottish island with her brilliant but eccentric inventor dad, Barnacle, her best friend Shonny the Pony, and a whole host of friends who live both on the land and under the sea. Bubble’s life is about to undergo big changes, so come and join her as she sets out on an adventure to find out who or what is causing the waters around her island to become polluted. Especially relevant in 2021, when Scotland will play host to the world climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow in November, this show is perfect for introducing our youngest citizens, in a gentle, funny and informative way, to environmental issues that impact on us all.

Safety for all audience members, performers and technical staff has been built into this production from the very start. Physical distancing and other safety measures will be observed at all times, with no compromise on your protection – or on your spellbinding operatic experience. 

Performances last for approximately 30 minutes.

Tickets for this event are being sold externally, by Scottish Opera

Buy tickets here

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