Perthshire Advertiser

Freezing weather delays kids’ online show

- MELANIE BONN

Horsecross Arts has had to delay online performanc­es of a children’s music show because sub-zero temperatur­es brought rehearsals to a halt.

First Piano on the Moon had been scheduled to entertain pre-teen children on February 27, but COVID-19 precaution­s required windows to be open and, because of the week of below freezing weather, rehearsal days had to be cancelled.

It was just too cold for pianist Will

Pickvance to practise and for the associated tech crew to work on how the show would be relayed to a live interactiv­e audience.

But Horsecross told ticket holders the show will go on, just a few weeks later on March 13 at 11am or 2.30pm.

A message from the arts organisati­on to those who were hoping to enjoy the fun music show First Piano on the Moon said: “Our COVID-19 safety procedures require us to work with open windows so that there is a constant flow of fresh air into our performanc­e space.

“Unfortunat­ely, due to last week’s subzero temperatur­es, the studio where we are staging First Piano On The Moon was too cold for the team to work in, so we had to cancel rehearsal days.

“We’ve therefore decided to postpone the run with the public performanc­es now taking place on Saturday, March 13.”

First Piano On The Moon is the story of a boy who daydreams of playing in front of a big live audience.

When his dream comes true he should be excited, but he worries that maybe the whole world will discover the truth – he cannot really play the piano, he can only mess around and make people laugh.

Mozart’s music is mingled and mangled in this rambunctio­us show which features an unlikely birthday invitation, a frantic chase through Salzburg, and the appearance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself.

Horsecross sent a link for ticket holders to choose to register for the new date or get a refund.

New bookings can be made at www. horsecross.co.uk costing £5 per device.

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