Wallace & Gromit star in cracking live orchestra cathedral concert

Popular animated duo Wallace and Gromit will be the stars of the show as a live orchestra brings the soundtrack to life at Lincoln Cathedral next year.

Wallace and Gromit In Concert: The Wrong Trousers will arrive at Lincoln Cathedral on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The performances will be at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 7pm and 8.30pm.

There will be a showing of The Wrong Trousers film on a big screen in the Nave of the Cathedral. A 30-piece chamber orchestra will help bring the soundtrack to life.

Tickets are priced starting from £6 and will go on sale on Monday, July 15.

It will take place at Lincoln Cathedral in January 2020.

The Wrong Trousers was a 30-minute stop-motion animated short film directed by Nick Park at Aardman Animations, which was released in 1993.

It tells the story of a Penguin called Feathers McGraw arriving at the home of the duo and makes Gromit feel well and truly usurped as Wallace’s faithful companion. Gromit soon realises something isn’t quite right and wants to save the day, while the penguin tries to get Wallace to carry out a heist for him.

A 30-piece chamber orchestra will bring the soundtrack to life.

The Revd Canon John Patrick, Subdean of Lincoln, said: “There’s something very special about coming together as a family to enjoy a shared experience. It can often seem that there is less and less opportunity in our busy lives to do that, so I’m delighted that the Cathedral is hosting Wallace and Gromit In Concert.

“The Wrong Trousers is one of those films that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, so I know there will be a wonderful atmosphere. Also, the skill of the animators demonstrates that God blesses us all with creativity and we should all take the opportunity to express that whenever and in whatever way we can.

“The orchestra will add another dimension to the already fantastic film, and I hope that seeing the musicians live might even inspire some of the audience to pursue the musical gifts that God has given them, whether for the first time, or perhaps returning to an instrument they used to play.”