Grandma Dingley / The Genie / Other roles
Sam Morris is a freelance horn player, bass guitarist, music teacher and composer based in Manchester. He read Music at the University of Manchester and, after gaining a first class honours degree in 2000, he played bass guitar and French horn in a number of bands including Alfie, Kings of Convenience, Mercury prize-winners Badly Drawn Boy and Elbow, and more recently Snow Patrol and Marillion.
His work for the Manchester Music Service involves teaching brass, woodwind and guitar to children of all ages, as well as working with a number of young bands of different musical genres. In addition he has trained as an early years music practitioner and has worked in nurseries in Manchester for over 4 years.
His bass playing has landed roles for him with long-standing comedy band Mundo Jazz, which involved him also writing material of the musical and comedic kind.
1001 Arabian Nights starring Brian Blessed & Rory Bremner
Musical Audiobook MP3
& Bonus Comic PDF!
Click below to hear and read Rory Bremner’s interviews about working on The Opus Pocus
“I loved being involved with this project – the idea of setting a funny and fast-moving script to the original music was inspired, creating a lively and engaging experience that I’ve rarely experienced in classical music productions for a younger audience. It could become a kind of Peter and the Wolf for a new generation.”
– Rory Bremner
“The script had me chuckling from start to finish, but I was also struck by how original the concept was: a children’s story written to perfectly overlay an entire symphony (and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is one of my favourites, by the way) as an exciting introduction to classical music. a magical idea indeed!”
– Brian Blessed