The Family Animation Movie The Amazing Maurice To Be Screened With A Live Orchestra
In aid of Cats Protection, The Amazing Maurice will be screened with the score performed by a live orchestra.
Cantilever Rights and Carrot Productions proudly present the world premiere of the animated feature film, The Amazing Maurice, with the score performed live by a full 40-piece orchestra. Staged in the magnificence of Alexandra Palace Theatre, the Sky Original film – based on Terry Pratchett’s novel, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents – is an unmissable and unique event.
The 11 am performance is in aid of Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. The afternoon performance will be an extra-special screening of The Amazing Maurice, featuring Gabrielle Aplin singing live alongside the orchestra, and performing songs she wrote for the film.
This incredible family outing will be held on Sunday, 9th April. The morning show will be held at 10.00 am with the doors opening, with a start time of 11.00 am, and ending at 13:00. The afternoon show will see doors open at 13.30, a start time of 14:30, and ending at 16:30.
This animated family film is based on the wildly popular Discworld® novels and will star Hugh Laurie (Avenue 5) as Maurice, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Malicia, David Thewlis (Wonder Woman) as Boss Man, Himesh Patel (Yesterday) as Keith, Gemma Arterton (The King’s Man) as Peaches, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as The Mayor, David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Dangerous Beans, Ariyon Bakare (His Dark Materials) as Darktan, Rob Brydon (Roald & Beatrix: The Tale of the Curious Mouse) as The Pied Piper, Julie Atherton (Avenue Q) as Nourishing and YouTuber Joe Sugg as Sardines.
In The Amazing Maurice, a Sky Original, Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of self-taught talking rats. When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm called Malicia and their little con soon goes down the drain.
ABOUT THE FILM AND THE NOVEL
The film is co-produced by Sky, Ulysses Filmproduktion, and Cantilever Media in partnership with Global Screen, with animation studios Studio Rakete (Hamburg) and Red Star Animation (Sheffield). The film has the full support of the Terry Pratchett estate and is produced in association with Narrativia.
Producers are Julia Stuart (Sky), Emely Christians (Ulysses), Andrew Baker and Robert Chandler (Cantilever Media), and Rob Wilkins (Narrativia). The film is directed by Toby Genkel, co-director is Florian Westermann, from a screenplay by Terry Rossio.
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is a children’s fantasy by Sir Terry Pratchett, published by Doubleday in 2001, and has sold nearly 100 million books worldwide. It was the 28th novel in the Discworld® series, but the first written for children. The Amazing Maurice is a lively and entertaining adventure inspired by the German fairy tale about the Pied Piper of Hamelin and a parody of the folk tale genre.
Pratchett won the annual Carnegie Medal for the book – children’s literature’s highest award. Despite many other awards, honorary degrees, and the knighthood that followed, Sir Terry Pratchett always emphasized that this was the award of which he was most proud.
If you would like to attend either or both of these unique performances, you can get your tickets here. Don’t miss out on this wonderful pair of performances, and do your bit for Cats Protection too!
Watch The Amazing Maurice on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW.
Source: Amazing Maurice Official
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