The Queen's Cartoonists

Music (comedy, jazz)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

The Queen's Cartoonists perform music from classic and contemporary animation, synchronized with the projected films. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship and comedy. Expect the unexpected from the Golden Age of Animation, cult cartoon classics and modern animated films. The six musicians hail from four continents and are all active members of the jazz scene in New York City. In partnership with Aardman, The Queen's Cartoonists are presenting films starring Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and classic American animated characters.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Alison K 35 days ago

This was such an enjoyably energetic and uplifting show. The band are really talented and the music synchronised with the cartoons perfectly. It's a must for fans of Wallace and Gromit/Aardman Animation as they have collaborated on quite a few excepts, but even if you just like the sound of cartoons accompanied by live music then I would definitely recommend checking this show out.

Ben BC 44 days ago

A superb, fun show for both kids and adults alike!
You get the best of both worlds - seeing some hilarious cartoons and hearing some first-class jazz to accompany some classic favourites such as Wallace and Gromit

IanMM 49 days ago

Amazing jazz musicians accompanying wonderful, well-loved (and some unexpected) cartoons.
Watch out for the guy playing trumpet with his mouth and recorder through his nose at the same time, and the bass player frantically playing more notes than I've ever seen a bass play before!
I love it when the band are obviously having so much fun.
The challenge for the audience is do you watch the cartoons or watch the musicians?

Katie Dobson 49 days ago

Brilliant show suitable for kids and adults alike. Amazing & entertaining live music with a charismatic lead. I loved the contemporary cartoons and the way the music lifted & created the atmosphere, the kids enjoyed Shaun the Sheep. I'm certain this will be a sell out!

LT 50 days ago

Saw this show with my husband and 13 & 10 year old children. We all loved it. The musicians are incredibly talented against a brilliant backdrop of wonderfully varied cartoons. A really different type of show which was really excellent. 5 stars!

Chris Scott 51 days ago

Fabulous! Great music and great fun! So unusual, I’m really pleased I chose this show

Fringe Bingers 52 days ago

Wonderfully talented musicians, providing good and varied entertainment for all ages, including original material, and showing how essential music is to cartoons. ****


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Fringe Review 45 days ago

The band has brought this unique concert experience to performing arts centers, clubs, and festivals all across the United States and Europe and will soon be touring in Canada in collaboration with Canada’s National Film Board. This is their first Edinburgh Fringe run.

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

A fun way to experience live music and some classic family entertainment, The Queen’s Cartoonists entertained and amused their audiences of all ages not only with their music but also their choice of cartoons.

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North West End Theatre (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

A fun way to experience live music and some classic family entertainment, The Queen’s Cartoonists entertained and amused their audiences of all ages not only with their music but also their choice of cartoons.

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