For primary schools and families

Songs About Us

6 - 7 October 2014
Tour 2014

Songs About Us

A new show for schools and families about children, violinists, soldiers, convicts, love and slapstick, you and me…

Devised and directed by Dominic Harlan, with Sarah Gabriel and Paul Carey Jones.

Three fearless musicians take you through eight gripping stories set to music by some of the world’s greatest song - writers. Choose to direct, sing and act with the performers, or simply watch the mayhem unfold from the safety of your seat. An unpredictable, irrepressible show in which only one thing is certain: you will leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

As part of our Performances for Schools programme this autumn, Songs About Us will be performed at the Brighton Dome with special dedicated schools and family performances for children aged 7 to 10 years old. 

Dates & Times - Songs About Us

There will be four Performances for Schools shows at the Brighton Dome Studio this autumn:

Monday 6 October 11am and 1pm
Tuesday 7 October 11am and 1pm
All tickets £3

How to book

Book your tickets today through the Brighton Dome Box Office on 01273 709 709 or in person at the Box Office, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE.
There is no online booking and seating is unreserved.

Songs About Us is recommended for for primary schools and families.
The running time is 1 hour.

Convicts, smugglers, young violinists, hotel guests and a nine year old boy share their stories in this high octane, interactive song recital. Pianist and presenter Dominic Harlan is joined by two superb singers for a stunningly original concert that includes music by Schumann, Britten, Sibelius and Barber. By turns hilarious, horrifying, moving and profound, the concert guides novices into the world of each song while challenging connoisseurs to find new and unexpected twists in familiar repertoire. Songs About Us is a thrilling, hands-on show that pays homage to classical music’s most notoriously under represented genre.

Creative Team

Director Dominic Harlan

Cast includes

Soprano Sarah Gabriel
Baritone Paul Carey Jones

**** ‘A passionate family concert and a show I’d recommend’
Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph

‘Terrific fun, and not just for kids’.
The Singer

‘An unmitigated triumph of the imagination’
Ian Bostridge

‘One of the most extraordinary things I have ever witnessed.’
Meurig Bowen, artistic director, Cheltenham Music Festival


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