Performance Details

The 2.30pm concert in Edinburgh is now sold out.  

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants (c. 50’)
Excerpts frrom Music for the Royal Fireworks

When King Colin’s golden underpants go missing and the royal bottom is bared, it’s Sir Scallywag to the rescue! Brave and bold, courageous and true, he’s the perfect knight for the job… and what does it matter that he’s only six?!

Alongside other pieces including extracts from Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Sir Scallywag features lots of audience participation and illustrated projections (including a brief appearance of the King’s bare bottom!). This laugh-out-loud musical adventure is by composer Paul Rissmann, based on the book by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Korky Paul and published by Puffin, Penguin Books Ltd.

Don't forget to join us for our Sir Scallywag-inspired foyer activities!

We have lots of exciting activities for you to take part in. Foyer activities begin 90 minutes prior to each concert and include:

  • A range of child-friendly instruments for you to try - become maestro of our multi-coloured orchestra!
  • Illustration workshops with Korky Paul, British illustrator of children's books.
  • Dressing up and crafts

Recommended for children aged 3+

Holly Mathieson


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New Zealand-born Holly Mathieson was until recently Assistant Conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Resident Conductor withinthe National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Orchestras.

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Chris Jarvis


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Chris Jarvis joined Children’s BBC in 1993 and has hosted ‘Fully Booked’, ‘The Friday Zone’, ‘Playdays’, ‘Jungle Run’, ‘Step Inside’, ‘Mini Stargazers’ to name just a few. In 2002 he launched CBeebies and currently stars in ‘Show Me Show Me’ with songs, comedy sketches and imaginative play. He co-devised and wrote the RTS and BAFTA winning ‘Old Jack’s Boat’ starring Bernard Cribbins, as well as other shows and pantos for TV.

Paul Rissmann


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Paul Rissmann is a composer, presenter, and music educationalist working with orchestras and ensembles around the world. He is Children’s Composer in Residence at Music in the Round and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Animateur with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with Microsoft, Philharmonia Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.