Scottish Opera loses sheep at Lanark Memorial Hall

Lost or hiding?...youngsters can help Scottish Opera's Farmer MacNeep find his sheep. ( pic by Bartosz Madejski)
Lost or hiding?...youngsters can help Scottish Opera's Farmer MacNeep find his sheep. ( pic by Bartosz Madejski)

FUN family entertainment comes to Lanark later this month as the Scottish Opera team roll up at the Memorial Hall.

Winter children’s production, Mister MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep, has been specially devised for children aged three to five.

The 45 minute show features a mix of storytelling, singing, live music and puppetry. It tells the wintry tale of two sheep – Barry and Barbara – who are lost outside on the snowiest, windiest night of the year.

While the clever pair build themselves a cosy cave in the snow to await rescue, Farmer MacNeep, his trusty side kick Flossie the sheep dog and a host of farmyard buddies set out to find the lost duo.

The show is the perfect introduction to live performances for younger children, with lots of opportunities for them to contribute as the search for the lost sheep progresses.

The music by Gareth Williams, written while Composer in Residence at Scottish Opera, is played live and features a cello and a whole host of interesting percussion instruments to evoke a range of settings – from the chill of a stormy winter’s night to the warmth of Mister MacNeep’s farmhouse.

Scottish Opera presents Mister MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep at Lanark Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 13, at 11am and 2pm.

Tickets are available by calling the Box Office on 01555 667999 or by logging onto the South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture website.

For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.