• Summary
  • Venue
  • Credits


Beware Dr Ferret and his gang! The doctor and his Sweetheart Singers are out to find out just how mischievous today’s children really are.

Inspired by Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales, Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow tells the curious stories of Matilda, whose lies ignited a terrible fire, Henry King who ate too much string, and George, a little boy who causes lot of trouble…

A staged production, performed by the Opera North Youth Chorus, a Leeds based group of young singers and performers aged 14–19, accompanied by the Opera North Youth Orchestra.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


All ages


Middleton Hall
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465341


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday Varies
Tuesday Varies
Wednesday Varies
Thursday Varies
Friday Varies
Saturday Varies
Sunday Varies

Creative Credits

Music by Stephen Deazley
Book by Martin Riley

Timothy Burke, Music Director
Matthew Eberhardt, Director
Alex Doidge-Green, Designer
Tom Greed, Orchestra Leader

Performed by the Opera North Youth Chorus and Orchestra.

The Opera North Youth Chorus is supported by The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, the Backstage Trust and The Idlewild Trust.

Opera North Education is supported by the Opera North Future Fund and Whitaker Charitable Trust.