“an immensely engaging storyteller who draws children and adults alike into every word”
All Edinburgh Theatre

“one man brought all the excitement, magic and joyfulness of childhood love of music to life, just with a piano and a school bag, and his enthusiasm was beautifully infectious”
Edinburgh Festivals Theatre

“the outrageous classical playing is hot and breathtaking, his audience are transported
to a Salzburg of the mind”
The Scotsman

Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 February
10.30am and 1.30pm (times negotiable)

A show for P3 to P7, co-presented by Perth Theatre and Will Pickvance.

First Piano on the Moon premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 to an enthusiastic audience and critical response.

This show is now a LIVE online experience that we will be broadcasting to primary schools in the Perthshire areas in Spring 2021. Will Pickvance will be performing live from his studio for students to watch on laptops or smartboards in their classrooms via Zoom. (Please note that PKC allows Zoom to be used through the browser on the PKC network.)

Half-man half-piano, Will combines storytelling and musical madness in this rollercoaster show about Mozart, music and the mooooon!

This 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 can’t 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. What can Will glean from the Master?

Duration: 40 minutes long, with a 10 minute live chat with Will Pickvance after the show.

Audience Capacity: 50 children (although we can be a little flexible).

To Book: email the Ticketing Team at ticketing@horsecross.co.uk Please title your enquiry PIANO!

First Piano on the Moon demystifies playing the piano. It communicates to an audience the joy of messing around with an instrument, and how play and getting it wrong can help you develop skill. It is a show which celebrates and encourages creativity.   

"Improvisation doesn’t require you to have passed lots of exams, or understand complicated music theory, or to be a musical prodigy. It just requires that you are excited to take chances, make mistakes and break rules." Will Pickvance, July 2020

Teaching Resources

Coming soon!

Curriculum Links

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. (HWB 1-04a / HWB 2-04a)

Inspired by a range of stimuli, and working on my own and/or with others, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through musical activities. (EXA 1-18a / EXA 2-18a)