ODD DOG OUT

by Rob Biddulph

 Her tummy flips,

Her belly flops,

As finally

the penny drops.

"That dog is right.

It's plain to see

There's nothing wrong

with being me." 

It's a dog's life in this busy world - and one small dog does not fit in.

In 2021 a sunny and poignant tale of fitting in and standing out is coming to life! Get ready to embark on a journey across the world with the loveable Odd Dog Out and the musicians of Magnard Ensemble. 

Rob Biddulph is the award-winning author & illustrator of children's books such as Blown Away and Sunk!.  In June 2017, Odd Dog Out was featured as a Bedtime Story on CBeebies, read by Tom Hardy.

Magnard Ensemble will star in a brand-new musical adaptation of the book directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan in the form of a 20 minute video-concert by film maker Floyd Konde. The colourful world of sausage dogs will burst onto your screen thanks to the magical animations by Ben Collier-Marsh of WeCanMake Animations. Made with trail-blazing 2-5 year olds in mind, this short film will be fun for all the family. Everyone will play a vital part en route as the Magnard Ensemble will be calling upon them for help by joining in with actions and music making!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more and there will be plenty of behind-the-scenes footage along the way.

The video-concert will be released on YouTube as part of Draw with Rob series in March 2021. Subscribe to the newsletter here to make sure you don't miss it!

This project has been made possible by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant, and generous support from Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust & Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. We are also hugely grateful to our private donors.

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