An A-Z of Orchestral Triangle Playing

A brilliant one-man show. You will laugh!
John Suchet, Classic FM
Join Mick Doran, Principal Percussionist of the English National Opera Orchestra, as he invites you into the real world of the orchestral musician and its many interesting characters.  
Drawn from over 30 years’ experience working with the world’s greatest orchestras, conductors and soloists both on the concert platform and in the studio, this irreverent, humorous and moving account will have you glued to your seat and helpless with laughter. 
This show is aimed at an adult audience and contains occasional strong language. 16+ age guidance.
"This show is a joy, you’ll never hear a triangle in the same way again". Katherine Bott, Former Presenter, Classic FM 
The show lasts approximately 1 hour 15 mins.
Tickets £17.50. Under 18s (16+ age guidance) £5. Concessions (students, disabled, unemployed) £14.50. Carers go free when accompanying the person they care for. 

The show will be preceded by a short, free concert at 7.30pm in Perth Theatre foyer by Scottish champions, Perth & Kinross Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble will enjoy a Masterclass with Mick before their performance.
Scottish Champions Perth & Kinross Percussion Ensemble

Mick Doran  

MICK DORAN is Principal Percussionist of the English National Opera Orchestra. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music he was appointed Principal Percussionist for Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet before moving to ENO. He also enjoys a busy freelance career with the UK's premier orchestras, opera and ballet companies, as well as working on many top film scores, West End musicals and playing contemporary music and jazz. As a Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music he enjoys passing on his experiences to a new generation of players. In 2021 he was appointed Head of Percussion at Wellington College.

An engaging communicator, Mick appears regularly on Radio and TV. In 2020 he hosted BBC Radio 3’s Inside Music. For Radio 4 he has featured on Gershwin’s Horns with Rainer Hersch, A History of the World in 100 Objects and Tales From the Stave; for Radio 3 he appeared on Stormy Weather and he was the “Spoon Man” on Radio 2’s Chris Evans Show. He was a mentor on BBC TV’s The Great Orchestra Challenge.

He is also comfortable as a presenter and has performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Concert and Royal Philharmonic Orchestrasas presenter and soloist. He wrote, directed and performed Carmen for Families for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, a family-friendly introduction to Bizet’s opera.

Mick premiered his one-man show, An A to Z of Orchestral Triangle Playing, at the Leicester Square Theatre and has since performed to sell-out audiences at festivals and clubs including Canterbury, Cheltenham, Grassington, Presteigne, Goostrey and Petworth Festivals, London’s Savage Club, the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, Belfast Reform Club and Barn Arts (Norfolk).

He won high praise for writing and presenting The Great American Songbook for Canary Wharf Arts and Events and wrote and presented It’s a Musical World for the National Maritime Museum, a children’s introduction to music from around the world presented on the museum’s Great Map. In 2020 he founded Pirbright Arts, a year round celebration of music, art and theatre, and in 2021 was a guest speaker at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust centenary lecture exploring the psychology of leadership in music.

Mick is honoured to be an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.


MAY 2024


Under 18 £5 (16+ age guidance)

All prices include a £2.50 booking fee.