Alice and the Library Tree

We’re delighted to announce that booking is now open for our first public performance of Alice and the Library Tree, on Saturday June 15 in Sutton Coldfield Library.

When a storm damages her beloved library tree and the Queen of Hearts orders it to be chopped down Alice must learn to stand up for what she believes in, along with perseverance and some roof repair skills, to get the library re-opened.

Will Alice be any match for the White Rabbit and evil Queen of Hearts? Will her Fairy Godmother do what fairy godmothers are suppose to do and actually start helping?

Come and find out in this magical interactive production, which takes you and your little ones on a whistlestop tour of beautiful music by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini and Wagner, woven around nursery rhymes and folksong, all sprinkled with musical fairy dust by B’Opera’s resident composer, Phil!

Don’t forget your singing voices and your magic hands – the Library Tree needs your help!

Book your FREE tickets here:

Alice and the Library Tree

We’re delighted to be finally able to share with you some very exciting new!

Thanks to our largest ever activity grant, from the Arts Council, FOLIO has commissioned something pretty special that we hope lots of you will get to enjoy: Combining storytelling and music and created by local children’s opera company B’Opera, Alice and the Library Tree will explore the wonder of libraries and how they inspire curiosity.

Thanks to support from Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council we have be able invite four local schools to performances in Sutton Coldfield library in June and July. There will also be two public performances, on June 15 and July 20. These will be opportunities for local children and families to experience Sutton Coldfield Library as never before!

We’re also really excited that an upscaled version of Alice and the Library Tree will be performed at Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s Concerts in the Park on 30 June, as part of their family day. We can’t wait to bring the library experience out into the beautiful setting of our very own and much loved Sutton Park.

FREE tickets for the public performances in Sutton Library will be available to book from May 15 via

Tickets for the larger scale performance at Sutton Park as part of Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s Concerts in the Park will be on sale to Sutton Coldfield residents from Monday 8 April and on general sale from Monday 29 April. Tickets for the Sunday 30 June family concert will be £20 for a family ticket, £8 for adults, £4 for children and those on benefits. Gates will open at 11am.

This year tickets are available online via the Town Council website at

Here’s a little flavour of B’Opera’s work for you to enjoy

Do take a look at this video as it is beautiful and capture’s B’Opera’s work really well.

You can also read more about B’Opera this recent article in the Birmingham Mail here. You’ll quickly see why we are so thrilled to be working with this brilliant musical company!