Peace At Last

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Overview

Peace At Last by Jill Murphy

Mr Bear can’t sleep because Mrs Bear is snoring, so he goes to sleep in Baby Bear’s room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane, so he goes to sleep in the living room…

In 2019, OperaUpClose presented a new opera for children at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, as part of it's tour, based on Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations. Peace At Last was seen by over 7000 children in schools and theatres across the country.

The playful, rhythmic score by Joanna Lee is for three singers, harp and woodwind.

This year, our family of bears, harpist and clarinettist have set off to recreate some of the scenes from Peace At Last. All filmed and recorded from their homes, for you to enjoy in the comfort of yours!

In addition to performances, we will be creating singing and movement activities for families to explore together.

Ideal for 2-5-year-olds.

Composer Joanna Lee

Librettist and Director Robin Norton-Hale


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Storytime

Soprano Emily-Jane Thomas reads Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book out loud for children and families to enjoy at home.

Author and illustrator Jill Murphy

Read aloud by Emily-Jane Thomas

Video edited by Amy Novadnieks

Midnight Snack

Watch a scene from the opera in which Mr Bear has a midnight snack, filmed in lockdown across our performers' kitchens in four different locations!

Mr Bear Julian Chou-Lambert

Mrs Bear Olivia Sjöberg

Harp Helen Sharp

Clarinet Greg Hearle

Composer Joanna Lee

Librettist Robin Norton-Hale

Video Producer Julian Chou-Lambert

Based on Jill Murphy’s Peace At Last

The Singalong

In this video sing along with our performers and repeat their gestures as Mr Bear makes his midnight snack! Mr Bear is making porridge with bananas for his snack, will you be making the same? What ingredients is Mr Bear using? Exploring the music Sing along with our performers and follow their movements to help your children learn how to tap to the pulse!


Mr Bear Julian Chou-Lambert

Mrs Bear Olivia Sjöberg

Baby Bear Abigail Kelly

Harp Helen Sharp

Clarinet Greg Hearle

Composer Joanna Lee

Librettist & Director Robin Norton-Hale

Video Producer Julian Chou-Lambert

Based on Jill Murphy’s Peace At Last

​Meet the Clarinet

Learn how the clarinet makes a sound, what different shapes and sizes a clarinet might be, and sing along to Teddy Bears Picnic.

Clarinet Greg Hearle

Video editors Julian Chou-Lambert & Amy Novadnieks

Peace At Last illustrations Jill Murphy

Meet the Harp

Learn how the harp makes a sound, how the harpist doesn’t get lost on the 47 strings, and sing along to Twinkle Twinkle LIttle Star

Harp Helen Sharp

Sound editor Julian Chou-Lambert

Video editor Amy Novadnieks

Peace At Last illustrations Jill Murphy

Dates & Tickets

  • Thu 30 September 20218:00pm