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Izzy Gizmo

11 players: details to follow. 5 player: Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Piano

Pip Jones (words), Sara Ogilvie (illustrations) and Paul Rissmann (music)

Join the musicians from Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives for a children’s concert packed full of highly engaging live classical music, vivid story-telling, bright illustrations from the book and lots of audience participation.

Adapted from the popular picture book by Pip Jones and presented with Sara Ogilvie’s beautiful illustrations, this brilliant’s children’s story is brought to life in music and, for the first time, animation.

Izzy Gizmo is the story of a young inventor – and her long-suffering grandfather – whose magnificent inventions often malfunction. This participatory piece is full of memorable tunes and innovative instrumentation, with the musicians doubling on pots, pans, whistles and household items to recreate Izzy’s mechanical marvels and mischievous spirit.

We hope the above trailer gives you a flavour of this enchanting production, but you may also like to get a feel for how a live family performance would work for you, in which case please click here.


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