Thomas Dixon Centre
Peter, grumpy grandad, the duck, the bird, the cat and the infamous wolf are finally set to grace the brand-new Talbot Theatre stage in August.
Following multiple COVID-related setbacks, we are thrilled to present this charming family ballet to Brisbane audiences in our world premiere at our reimagined home, the Thomas Dixon Centre.
Tickets to the new August season of Peter and the Wolf are available now.
A My First Ballet production
Follow the courageous young scout Peter on an adventure of a lifetime in this symphonic fairytale ballet designed for families.
Children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy a lesson in musical appreciation as orchestral instruments accompany the dancers in a reimagined telling of Peter’s trip to the zoo and the rascally wolf, unlucky duck, and graceful bird he meets there.
When Russian-born composer Sergei Prokofiev composed the score and narration of Peter and the Wolf in 1936, it was with the musical education of young listeners in mind. Throughout this imaginative retelling, each musical instrument represents a character: Peter is represented by the string family, the delicate bluebird follows the notes of the flute, while the stealthy wolf is portrayed by the French horns. Loveable Grandpa moves steadily to the sound of the bassoon.
With colourful costumes, loveable creatures, and plenty of charm, Queensland Ballet choreographer Greg Horsman gives this much-loved story a contemporary twist.
Composed as an introduction to the orchestra for children, the lively production fits perfectly with Queensland Ballet’s ‘My First Ballet series’, inspiring the littlest of ballet lovers.
Thomas Dixon Centre
406 Montague Rd,
West End QLD 4101,
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval
For ages 2–8 years
Join QB Teaching Artists for a 30 minute pre-performance workshop that explores characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.
- Thursday 18 August – 5.45pm
- Friday 19 August – 3.45pm; 5.45pm
- Saturday 20 August – 10.15am; 12.15pm; 5.45pm
- Sunday 21 August – 10.15am; 12.15pm
- Wednesday 24 August – 1.45pm; 3.45pm
- Thursday 25 August – 5.45pm
- Friday 26 August – 3.45pm; 5.45pm
- Saturday 27 August – 10.15am; 12.15pm; 5.45pm
Saturday 27th August at 11am
Relaxed performances have relaxed theatre rules to accommodate for all audience members, including autism spectrum disorder and other sensory needs as well as young families.
Post show Q&A
Q&A Post show panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 27th August after 1pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted. There is no longer a Tuesday evening Q&A, as previously advertised.
Beyond the Stage
Join QB Teaching Artists for a pre-performance workshop that explores characters, storytelling and ballet moves from the production.
Recommended for ages 2 - 8, create lasting memories with these 30-minute workshops prior to each performance. Bookings essential.