Carrot Productions announce a brand new arts package for schools this Christmas

All music in the show other than The Snowman has been witten by Daniel Whibley, whose orchestration of Four Notes - Paul’s Tune has gone viral, reaching number 1 in the singles charts.
Schooltime Showtime offers schools the opportunity to actively champion high quality art and cultural education in a meaningful and safe way, as well as having lots of fun. Each Gold package also provides essential and valuable work for our wonderful professional freelance musicians.
It’s much more than just a show
Schooltime Showtime also provides teachers with a comprehensive package of resources to create a hassle-free and memorable experience for all ages, including:
  • Ready-to-go lesson ideas, differentiated for EYFS to Key Stage 2.
  • Show and Tell live online session with a musician, conductor, composer or author.
  • Fun videos of instrument-making from junk by the musicians and their families, Makaton Christmas Carols filmed at a special school, and dance instruction from a professional dancer.
  • 7 day streaming of The Snowman Tour show, affording a close-up view of some of the UK’s finest musicians, handpicked from orchestras including the BBC Scottish, Hallé and BBC Philharmonic.
  • The final performance features a Christmas medley, a fun introduction to the orchestra and even a visit from The Snowman himself. Additionally, there is an exclusive adaptation of the award-winning book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield, commissioned by Carrot Productions in 2017. This beautifully-illustrated tale of music, friendship and adventure features music by Daniel Whibley played live by the orchestra, and a narration recorded by Joanna Lumley.
Incredible value
The packages represent excellent value – starting at £295 for the whole school – and offer 100% risk free booking. They have been designed to be deliverable in a flexible way, are accessible entirely from within a school setting, can be shared with multiple bubbles at once, and the materials and final show can be shared online with pupils at home in the instance of a lockdown or isolation.

Notes to editors
1. For more information on Schooltime Showtime, please visit
2. For more PR and marketing resources for Schooltime Showtime and The Snowman Tour, please visit
3. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize: for Best Illustrated Book 2016. For more information about the author visit
"One of the most distinctive and original picture book debuts." The Bookseller
"A story of the joy of music and the importance of friends." The Sunday Times
4. Four Notes - Paul’s Tune by Paul Harvey, orchestrated by Daniel Whibley and played by the BBC Philharmonic:
All proceeds go to dementia charities.
5. For more information on Daniel Whibley, please visit
6. Carrot Productions is staging four performances of their live Snowman Tour show this year at Chester Cathedral. For more information, please visit:
For more information, images and quotes, contact:
Rachel Whibley, Managing Director
01457 889366