Acting talent does not come much bigger than Brian Blessed, so when you add into the mix Rory Bremner, then you have a winning combination right from the start! However, there is more to this project; it is a mash up of the classic Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov with 1001 Arabian Nights! So there is the mystic of the east, with magic and music to help it along how can this fail? Well with your help it cannot fail, but the project needs backers, they are looking to raise £9,000 and so far have around £1,200 pledged with 37 days to go! Check it out to see what you can do to help, there cannot be many people around, who can say that they helped a project that features Brian Blessed and Rory Bremner!
According to the Kickstarter page, this is what the project is all about;
Kids need an ingenious way to discover classical music. Classical music needs an ingenious way to discover a new audience. SHEHERAZADE starring BRIAN BLESSED & RORY BREMNER is the first CD from THE OPUS POCUS – a new project I’ve created to introduce kids to the awe-inspiring soundworld of classical music through modern, witty, subversive, slapstick, action-packed, multimedia, bonkers stories, all very ingeniously set to the orchestral music as you can hear in the video above.
Early birds can get involved with this project on Kickstarter, where pledges start from £5 ($7.50) and every pledge comes with a cool reward.
Source: Grandma Dingley