The Walk from the Garden & Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow

Scottish Opera’s Connect Company – young singers and players aged 14 to 21 – perform alongside professional singers to bring these two vibrant short operas to life in a double bill for family audiences.


Adam and Eve are banished from the Garden of Eden and ready themselves to leave paradise, contemplating what they’ve lost and preparing to make their way into an unknown world. Inspired by the last section of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost, this moving and poignant piece has particular resonance in a time of growing awareness about man’s impact on the planet. Can we do anything before all is lost?


Look out sneaky, snotty and silly children everywhere! Beware Dr Ferret and his gang as they sort out the good eggs from the bad. Inspired by Hilaire Belloc’s classic tales of naughty children, Dr Ferret 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 a lot of trouble…



The Walk from the Garden
Music Jonathan Dove Words Alasdair Middleton


Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow
Inspired by The Cautionary Tales by Hilaire Belloc
Music Stephen Deazley Words Martin Riley


Conductor Chris Gray



The Walk from the Garden & Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow was performed at:


Websters Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 18 April 3.30pm & 7pm

Sun 19 April 3.30pm


Funded by The Leverhulme Trust
With support from Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, WA Cargill Fund, Carntyne Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, Rowena Goffin Charitable Trust, Jennie S Gordon Memorial Foundation, The Bill and Margaret Nicol Charitable Trust, Russell Trust, Split Infinitive Trust, Sir Iain Stewart Foundation, The Thistle Trust, Michael Wemyss Charitable Trust, Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust, James Wood Bequest Fund

Running time 1 hr 45 mins approximately