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FEBRUARY–JULY 2020


HOW TO BOOK ONLINE PHONE VISIT US

www.littleangeltheatre.com 020 7226 1787 Opening hours 9am–5pm*

* Box office opens at 10am if there is no morning performance and closes 4pm at weekends if there is no later performance. See website for more variations.

TICKET INFO • For most shows, concessions are available to: full-time students, people over 60, disabled people and those in receipt of unemployment benefits. Free personal assistant tickets are available for adults who require someone to accompany them. • All children aged one or over on the day of the performance need their own tickets. NB: For The Bed you also need a ticket for babies under one. • Tickets are held at box office for collection. • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. • Seating is unallocated but we ask audiences to help ushers ensure children have a good view.

ACCESS • If you are booking a personal assistant ticket for the first time, you will need to contact box office so we can add a note to your account. After this you will be able to book online. • Call box office to book a wheelchair space or to reserve seats which are more accessible for you. •  Relaxed Performances – for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. Not available online: call box office to book. DISCOUNTS AND MEMBERSHIP • 10% off bookings for 10 or more tickets (full price performances only). • Membership benefits include priority booking and 25% off tickets (limits apply). See website for details.

Cover illustration copyright © 2003 by Dave McKean

SCHOOLS • Call box office to book for educational groups. Tickets £6.50 (weekdays only).


This season at Little Angel Theatre we’re bringing back some of our favourite shows as well as opening exciting new productions. We’re thrilled to be partnering with puppetry expert Toby Olié, York Theatre Royal and Bristol Old Vic for a co-production of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s spooky The Wolves in the Walls. For younger children, we are working with Barmpot Theatre and Lincolnshire One Venues to bring you Nature Elly, which will take you on a countryside adventure at the best farm in Lincolnshire. You’ve also got the chance to see some of our most-loved productions again, or discover them for the first time – from Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to Sylvia Plath’s The Bed and and from Julia Donaldson’s The Paper Dolls to an innovative version of Pinocchio. We’re joined by six brilliant visiting companies, bringing you performances involving clay modelling, cats, dogs and some zany eggs on legs. What else is new? We’ve launched an Intermediate Puppetry Course for adults as a follow-up to our extremely popular Foundation Course. You may have noticed some changes in our foyer and shop area as we expand our offer of books, toys and gifts. By shopping with us you are helping to support our productions and vital community work.

Samantha Lane, Artistic Director

Photo: Anton Artemenkov

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre again this year.


Illustration © Rebecca Cobb 2013

“Spellbinding”

The Guardian


THE PAPER DOLLS

THEATRE

6 FEBRUARY–18 APRIL

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb A Little Angel Theatre and Polka Theatre co-production When a little girl cuts out a string of paper dolls she takes them by the hand and together they go on a fantastical adventure whirling through their home and garden. Ticky, Tacky, Jackie the Backie, Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow fly through time and tear across worlds of fun and excitement. They face the jurassic clutches of a toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, and then a very real boy with very real scissors threatens to snip their adventure short… Adapted from the acclaimed book by Julia Donaldson, this magical tale is brought to life through puppetry and music. Credits Adapted and directed by Peter Glanville Set and puppets designed by Lyndie Wright Music composed by Julian Butler Lighting designed by David Duffy Set built by Paula Hopkins and Dan Rainsford at Polka Theatre Performed by Jane Crawshaw and Andrea Sadler This play is based on the original book The Paper Dolls written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books © 2013.

Photo Ellie Kurttz

AIMED AT AGES 3–8 Tickets £14 / £12 children & concessions All tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays and Wednesdays Running time 45 minutes approx Show dates MARCH

FEBRUARY

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30 31 APRIL 1

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See diary at back for times Relaxed Performance Sunday 22 March, 3.30pm See front of brochure for more info on Relaxed Performances

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Illustration copyright © 2003 by Dave McKean


THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS

THEATRE

14 FEBRUARY–26 APRIL

From the original graphic novel by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean A Little Angel Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal co-production When Lucy hears noises from behind the walls, she tries to warn her family that there are wolves lurking inside their house, but her family doesn’t believe her. Then one day a pack of wolves comes bursting out of the walls, forcing Lucy and her family to live at the bottom of the garden. But the story is far from over – Lucy must gather her courage, as her battle against the wolves is only just beginning. Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s spooky and hilarious tale comes to thrilling theatrical life in this brand new, puppet-infested production adapted by Toby Olié (War Horse, The Elephantom and National Theatre’s Pinocchio). Suitable for brave children and scared adults. Credits Directed and designed by Toby Olié Music composed by Adam Pleeth Lyrics by Carl Grose Lighting designed by Matt Daw Associate designer and puppet supervision by Daisy Beattie

WolvesInTheWallsOnStage.com

AIMED AT AGES 7–ADULT Tickets £15 / £13 children & concessions All tickets £8 for previews 14–16 February All tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays Running time 1 hour approx Show dates MARCH

FEBRUARY

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22 23

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26 27

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26 27 28 29

APRIL 2

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22 23 24 25 26

See diary at back for times Relaxed Performance Saturday 4 April, 4pm See front of brochure for more info on Relaxed Performances Very generously supported by Sarah-Jane Fenton and Clive Owen


“as enticing as a duvet on a chilly morning”

Illustration © Quentin Blake 1984

Time Out


THE BED

STUDIOS

27 FEBRUARY–22 MARCH

Written by Sylvia Plath A Little Angel Theatre production Most Beds are Beds for sleeping and resting, but the best Beds are much more interesting! Curl up and get comfy for a bedtime story like no other. Let us take you on a journey sprinkled with fantasy and escapism, where you will meet elephants, macaws and parakeets. Venture underwater, to the North Pole and even outer space without ever leaving the comfort of your own bed. Beds come in all shapes and sizes, from cots to king-sized, and some you might never have heard of before – see if you can discover them all along the way. This enchanting poem by Sylvia Plath, written for her own children, is brought to life in a special show for babies and toddlers. Credits Adapted and directed by Samantha Lane Music composed by Dominic Sales Designed by Sophia Lovell Smith Lighting designed by Sherry Coenen Performed by Ruth Calkin

This play is based on the original book The Bed Book. Text copyright © Sylvia Plath 1984. Illustrations copyright © Quentin Blake 1984. Published by Faber & Faber. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

BABY VERSION: FOR AGE 6–18 MONTHS TODDLER VERSION: FOR AGE 18 MONTHS–3 YEARS Tickets £11 / £9 children, babies & concessions Running time 45 minutes approx including a short play session Show dates FEBRUARY

MARCH 1 4 5 6 7

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11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 27 28 29

See diary at back for times


“Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre�

Illustration by Amberin Huq

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


PINOCCHIO

STUDIOS

24 APRIL–21 JUNE

An Indefinite Articles production, in association with Little Angel Theatre Step inside Geppetto’s workshop and hear the tale of a puppet that wants to be a real boy, and a puppet maker who wants to be a real father. Watch as Pinocchio is carved on stage, paint brushes come to life as foxes and the shadow of two saws transform into a giant fish. An element of improvisation adds to the magic, as no two performances are exactly the same. Puppetry, shadows, illusion and original music combine to create a show that is inventive, witty and has a big heart. Written by Carlo Collodi Adapted by Louise Warren Performed by and additional material by Steve Tiplady Directed by Alex Martin and Sally Todd Puppet direction by Sue Buckmaster Music by Hannah Marshall Puppets made by Peter O’Rourke and Michael Fowkes

AIMED AT AGES 5–11 Tickets £14 / £12 children & concessions All tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays Running time 1 hour approx Show dates APRIL

MAY

4 24 25 26 29 30

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JUNE 1

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See diary at back for times Relaxed Performance Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm See front of brochure for more info on Relaxed Performances


Illustration © Helen Oxenbury 1989


WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

THEATRE

1 MAY–12 JULY

Written by Michael Rosen and Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury A Little Angel Theatre production We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find there? Little Angel Theatre’s acclaimed adaptation returns by popular demand. Brought to life with beautiful puppets designed by Lyndie Wright and original music by Barb Jungr, this production is ideal for brave hunters and bear lovers alike. Credits Adapted by Barb Jungr and Peter Glanville Music and lyrics by Barb Jungr Directed by Peter Glanville Puppets by Lyndie Wright Set designed by Simon Plumridge Lighting designed by David Duffy

This play is based on the original book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Illustrations from the book copyright © 1989 Helen Oxenbury. By permission of Walker Books Ltd, London.

AIMED AT AGES 3–8 Tickets £14 / £12 children & concessions All tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays Running time 45 minutes approx Show dates MAY

JUNE

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27 28 29 30 31 JULY 1 2

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See diary at back for times Relaxed Performance Saturday 20 June, 3.30pm See front of brochure for more info on Relaxed Performances


Illustration by Amberin Huq


NATURE ELLY

STUDIOS

3–31 JULY

A Barmpot Theatre production, in association with Little Angel Theatre, commissioned by Lincolnshire One Venues and SO Festival Elly runs the best little farm in Lincolnshire, but not everything is going to plan. The corn has been trampled, all the apples have vanished and there’s hay everywhere! What could have happened? Come and help Elly and Bob the Pheasant fix the farm in time to save the harvest, and discover the secrets of the mystery animal hiding in the hay-stack. Nature Elly is full of games and fun, beautifully written original music and a cast of stunning and adorable animal puppets for little ones to meet. Created by award-winning Barmpot Theatre (creators of the theatre show Penguinpig), in association with Little Angel Theatre. Credits Based on an idea by Jane Crawshaw Written and directed by John Hewer Music composed and sound designed by Jon McLeod Set and Puppets designed by Ruth Pigott at Curiosity Creators Design based on illustrations by Maxim Peter Griffin Performed by Jane Crawshaw

AIMED AT AGES 2–5 Tickets £13.50 / £11.50 children & concessions All tickets £8 for previews 3–5 July All tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays Running time 45 minutes approx including short play session Show dates JULY 3 4 5 7

10 11 12

13 14

17 18 19

20 21

23 24 25 26

27

29 30 31

See diary at back for times Relaxed Performance Saturday 18 July, 2.30pm See front of brochure for more info on Relaxed Performances

Nature Elly is made possible with funding and support from Little Angel Theatre, Lincolnshire One Venues, SO Festival, Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture, The Riverhead Theatre, Grimsby’s Culture House, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning.


BE PART OF LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE Little Angel Theatre has been creating and sharing inspiring stories since 1961. Last financial year, we performed to over 96,000 people at our theatre and on tour in 31 towns and cities across the UK and overseas. We produced 12 in-house productions, welcomed 23 visiting companies and delivered 176 workshops in schools. We also gave away £13,800 worth of free tickets to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access our theatre. We need your support to continue creating our high quality productions, to keep our community programme thriving and to look after our cherished buildings.

BECOME A MEMBER If you are a regular booker, why not sign up as

BECOME A PATRON By becoming a patron and giving a regular donation either annually or monthly, you will be helping us to plan ahead. Your commitment will help us to ensure the theatre will remain resilient and continue to thrive and grow. For further details please email development@littleangeltheatre.com.

Photo: Ellie Kurttz

a member to support us whilst gaining exclusive benefits. You can also purchase membership as a gift. Membership £4 a month (£48 per year): • Priority booking – get first access to tickets for all our shows at least a week before they go on sale to everyone else. This usually happens twice per year. • 25% off show tickets when you book during priority booking (limits apply) Membership Plus £6 a month (£72 a year): • Priority booking • 25% off show tickets all year round (limits apply) • Opportunities to meet the casts of selected productions T&Cs apply.


MAKE A ONE OFF DONATION Last year we raised over £23,000 in donations with purchases,

online and through our annual ‘Big Give’ Christmas appeal. If you can, please do consider making a donation in this way, however small – it all adds up.

SHARE YOUR LITTLE ANGEL MEMORIES Many of our audience members have been coming to Little Angel

Theatre for a number of years as children, parents and grandparents. We would love to capture your stories and experiences of the theatre. If you have a memory you’d like to share please email development@littleangeltheatre.com. ‘The location is one of the most exquisite little secrets of London. The staff couldn’t be more warm and welcoming. Those who first went there as children to see their first puppet shows never forget it and enjoy it all the more years later’

FUNDRAISE FOR US From sponsored swims to bake sales and even

running the marathon - we’d love to hear your ideas on how you can support our work. Email development@littleangeltheatre.com to find out how to get involved.

VOLUNTEER FOR US

Volunteers are vitally important to keeping the theatre running. There are many opportunities to get involved, from helping out at workshops and after school clubs to being part of the team at our annual summer party. Download a volunteer registration form from our website if you are interested in joining us.

REMEMBER LITTLE ANGEL IN YOUR WILL Leaving a gift to Little Angel Theatre in your will is a special way of ensuring that the theatre you love continues to thrive for generations to come. Visit littleangeltheatre.com/support-us to find out more.


Photo David Lee

VISITING COMPANIES

BOH BOH'S NEW FRIENDS BONHOMME Presented by Little Bean Theatre as part of CAN Festival 2020 Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 February See diary at back for times Aimed at ages 3–6 Duration: 45 minutes approx Location: Studios

Boh Boh finds himself unique and different from others, will he be able to make new friends? After last year’s success, Little Bean is coming back to Chinese Arts Now Festival with a brand new interactive adventure that allows families to explore the galaxy together with our friend Boh Boh the alien. We sing and dance through space, exploring Chinese vocabulary, working on motor skills and most of all having fun! Performed in English, Mandarin and Cantonese (see website for details).

Presented by What’s Coming out of the Box Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 April See diary at back for times Aimed at ages 4-8 Duration: 1 hour approx Location: Studios Bonhomme is a family show built with mud and powered by thoughts. Based in a community garden, this new immersive and participatory show seamlessly blends storytelling, object theatre, live music and philosophy for children. Children are natural philosophers and start to question the world around them very early on. What’s Coming out of the Box firmly believes that children theatre should not shy away from big juicy topics. We enjoy asking big questions to small people. What makes a good human? This is the philosophical question we examine in Bonhomme, using the Golem myth for loose inspiration.

Tickets for visiting shows: £13.50 / £11.50 children & concessions


Photo Iklooshar Malara

Photo Shay Rowan

MIDNIGHT

EGGS ON LEGS

In the hours when most people are tucked up, sound asleep in their beds, Midnight the cat rules the roost. She explores the rooftops and alleyways of her town, encountering all the other creatures that are awake in the night. And in the still, quiet moments between one day finishing and the next one beginning, she has the ability to see and to understand all the dreams of the people sleeping in their beds below. But when a wild wind blows through the town, strange things begin to happen.

‘Every day, from here to there, funny things are everywhere’ Dr Seuss

Midnight is a dream-like show about time, the night and dreaming. And about clever cats and really silly dogs.

A cracking family show bursting with wonder and surprise – you will never look at an egg in the same way again.

Presented by Bird in the Hand Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 April See diary at back for times Aimed at ages 5–11 Duration: 45 minutes approx Location: Studios

Presented by Garlic Theatre Monday 13 – Thursday 16 April See diary at back for times Aimed at ages 3-8 Duration: 45 minutes approx Location: Studios

Meet a family of zany Eggs on Legs, living in a lost pocket of the globe. One day the wind blows a huge egg into their tree and they are excited to play with it. But what happens if it hatches and can they protect it from the slithery snake? Garlic Theatre conjures a poetic, Dr Seuss world full of eggcentric puppets and music to make you roll around with laughter.


Photo Alex Brenner

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK BE HAPPY, HARRY HIPPO!

Presented by Lyngo Theatre Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 July FF See diary at back for times Aimed at ages 4–8 Duration: 50 minutes approx Location: Theatre

Presented by Hodgepodge Theatre Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 August See diary at back for times Aimed at ages 3–8 Duration: 55 minutes approx Location: Studios

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

Harry Hippo has lost his smile and can’t seem to get it back. No matter what he tries or where he looks, Harry can’t find his smile anywhere. What will he do? Join Hodgepodge Theatre on their quest to deliver the ultimate pick-me-up to one of the world’s most massive mammals. We’ll need all the help we can get as we take Harry on a journey to remember all of the things that make him smile and what makes him truly happy.

This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for some magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion! Do you know how many beans make 5?

Tickets for visiting shows: £13.50 / £11.50 children & concessions Friday Fives: all tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays — look for FF symbol on shows


WEEKLY CLUBS FOR CREATIVE KIDS

TINY TOTS

SATURDAY PUPPET CLUB

£68 per term for 1 child + 1 adult £52 for 1 extra sibling

£125 per term/£85 concessions

For ages 6 months – 3 years with a parent or carer Thursdays 10.30–11.30am Spring term: 23 January–2 April Summer term: 30 April–9 July Tiny Tots is Little Angel Theatre’s regular playtime for our tiniest followers. Each session has a sensory play activity and music time for younger participants and a puppet making activity to keep older children and adults entertained. Although not all of the activities during the session will be suitable for the whole age range, plenty of fun will be had by all.

Age 8-11: Saturdays 9.45–11am Age 5-7: Saturdays 11.45am–1pm Make puppets inspired by one of our shows and develop a short play for performance at the end of term. Spring term 18 January–28 March This term is inspired by Julia Donaldson’s The Paper Dolls, and will include a visit to the theatre to see the show. Summer term 2 May–11 July This term is inspired by Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and will include a visit to the theatre to see the show.

All courses break for half term in weeks starting 17 February and 25 May.

Photos: Photo: Pawel Gawronski (left) and Suzi Corker (right)

Got a budding young puppeteer at home? Join one of our weekly clubs to get a taste of making and performing with puppets.


KIDS ACTIVITIES

FEBRUARY HOLIDAY FUN DAYS

Curious Creatures Age 6–11 Tuesday 18 / Wednesday 19 / Thursday 20 / Friday 21 February, 10am – 4pm Join us on a week of magical mayhem, come dance with fairies or take flight on a dragon’s wing. Let your imagination run wild as we explore the mighty and mystical world of folklore. 1 day £48/£32 concessions 2 days £90/£60 concessions 3 days £126/£84 concessions 4 days £160/£106 concessions For all our fun days you can join us on individual days or the full week for the ultimate puppet experience! Each day culminates in a short puppet presentation at 3.45pm.

EASTER HOLIDAY FUN DAYS

Lost at Sea Age 6–11 Tuesday 7 / Wednesday 8 / Thursday 9 April and Tuesday 14 / Wednesday 15 / Thursday 16 April, 10am – 4pm Set sail on an aquatic adventure this Easter. Expect to have a whale of a time with magical mermaids, fantastical fish and piratical puppets! Tuesdays: Ship’s ahoy! Navigate choppy waters with your own peg-legged pirate or mystical mermaid. Wednesdays: Ocean Exploration. Submerge yourself in salty seas and make maritime machines in a day of shadow puppetry. Thursdays: Monsters of the Deep. See what’s lurking under the waves and create your own briny beastie. 1 day £48/£32 concessions 2 days £90/£60 concessions 3 days £126/£84 concessions Please note the same workshops are delivered each week. If your child would like to attend more than three sessions we are able to offer further discounts – get in touch for more information.

Photos: Suzi Corker

Kids only! Children will be supervised by our experienced staff throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch for full-day workshops.


MAY HOLIDAY FUN DAYS

SUMMER SCHOOL

1 day £48/£32 concessions 2 days £90/£60 concessions 3 days £126/£84 concessions 4 days £160/£106 concessions

£190/£130 concessions

Puppet Passport Age 6–11 Tuesday 26 / Wednesday 27 / Thursday 28 / Friday 29 May 10am – 4pm Be transported around the world of international puppetry. Find out about puppet styles from across the globe and then enjoy making your own!

For all our fun days you can join us on individual days or the full week for the ultimate puppet experience! Each day culminates in a short puppet presentation at 3.45pm.

Make a Play with Puppets in a Week Age 7–11 Monday 3 – Friday 7 August 10am – 4pm, finishing at 4.30pm on Friday Do you love drama, craft or storytelling? Join us for a week to create your very own puppet and perform with it in a play. Working with a professional puppet maker and director the group will devise a unique puppetry performance using their specially crafted masterpieces at the end of the week.

PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP

Summer Party Parade Age 5–11 Sunday 13 September 10am – 1.30pm (followed by the Summer Party Parade) Come and spend the morning of our annual Summer Party making your own parade puppet, then join in the excitement and celebrate the year in Little Angel style with an amazing puppet parade! £30/£20 concessions


YOUTH THEATRE

LITTLE ANGEL YOUTH THEATRE

For ages 11-18 Wednesdays 6–8pm Working with professional puppetry directors and makers, youth theatre members make puppets, learn puppetry performance skills and make a show which is performed at the end of the term. Spring term 22 January–25 March Members must also be available for production week 23–29 March (precise schedule TBC). This term includes a show visit to The Wolves in the Walls. £125 per term/£85 concessions All courses break for half term in the week starting 17 February. Please note our Youth Theatres do not run during the summer term.

SPECTRUM YOUTH THEATRE

Aimed at high-functioning teens on the autistic spectrum For ages 11-18 Saturdays 2–4pm Working with professional puppetry directors and makers, youth theatre members make puppets, learn puppetry performance skills and make a show which is performed at the end of the term. Spring term 25 January–28 March Members must also be available for production week 23–29 March (precise schedule TBC). This term includes a show visit to The Wolves in the Walls. Please speak to the Creative Learning team if you are interested in joining this company as places are limited. Email ellie@littleangeltheatre.com £125 per term/£85 concessions

UNEARTHED 28-29 MARCH AGES 7–ADULT Sat 28 March 5.30 / 7.30pm Sun 29 March 2.30 / 4.30pm

If you were transported back to the land of the dinosaurs, what peril would you face, who would you encounter and more importantly how would you get home? The Little Angel Youth Groups present an adventure through time, encountering ferocious beasts and carnivorous plants. Has the modern world prepared you for survival in a realm dominated by tooth and claw? Join us for this epic adventure and see if our intrepid explorer returns unscathed!


ADULT TERMLY COURSES INTERMEDIATE PUPPETRY COURSE

Our Intermediate Puppetry Course invites participants to explore thoroughly some of the most popular forms of contemporary puppetry. These sessions will leave participants with a knowledge of advanced techniques, confidence in handling animated objects and specialist skills for devising live performance with puppets.

PUPPETRY FOUNDATION COURSE

An exciting ten-week introduction to puppetry for absolute beginners. A chance to learn the basics of puppet manipulation and making from our great tutors. Make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Spring term: Mondays 7.30-9.30pm, 20 Jan–30 March Tuesdays 7.30–9.30pm, 21 Jan–31 March This term includes a show visit to see The Wolves in the Walls. Summer term: Mondays 7.30–9.30pm, 27 April–6 July Tuesdays 7.30–9.30pm, 28 April–7 July This term includes a show visit to see Pinocchio. £200 per term/£140 concessions Please note this same course is repeated on Mondays and Tuesdays, and repeated each term. All courses will break for half term in the weeks commencing 17 February and 25 May.

Spring term: Thursdays 7–9.30pm, 23 January–2 April This term includes a show visit to The Wolves in the Walls. Summer term: Thursdays 7-9.30pm, 30 April–9 July This term includes a show visit to see Pinocchio. £250 per term/£190 concessions Little Angel Theatre also offers a selection of short courses throughout the year. These range from making courses through to collaborations with our guest creatives. See our website for more details.

PUPPET SPACE / TV PUPPETRY LAB

Puppet Lab and Puppet Space are free participant-focused events which offer professional support to puppeteers and puppet makers. These events are for both those who work professionally in the industry and passionate amateurs. They are playful spaces where networking, as well as professional and artistic development, can occur. Our projected upcoming dates are Monday 20 January, Monday 17 February and Monday 23 March. Keep an eye on our website for confirmation of dates and times.


SCHOOLS / TEACHERS / EDUCATORS / YOUTH WORKERS / THERAPISTS

We can run in-school training for your team on the use of puppetry in educational settings, including making, performing and storytelling. We also run training sessions at the theatre: our next workshop for teachers is on 4 February 2020. Please contact us to book an INSET session in school or find out more about our in-house training.

COMMUNITY

We deliver a broad range of engagement programmes, working to ensure that we reach the diverse community we are a part of, and that our doors are open to everyone. Examples of our work include a young parents group, community crafternoons and bespoke projects partnering with local organisations – get in touch to find out more.

CORPORATE TRAINING

Fancy something a little different for your next team building session? Let Little Angel Theatre inject some puppetry magic into your office! We offer a range of half- and full-day courses which can be delivered in our studios located in Islington or in your offices. These puppetry workshops are the perfect way to explore office dynamics, increase confidence in public speaking and work as a team to achieve a common goal.

Photo: Suzi Corker

MORE FROM LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PUPPET HIRE

We have a large collection of puppets available for you to hire. Perfect for an educational resource, theatre productions or TV work. Check out our puppet hires brochure online to see a selection of what we have available. If you would like to donate a puppet, please get in touch and we can see if there is a place for it in our collection.

SPACE HIRE

Looking for an intimate, unique space for an event? Our theatre on Dagmar Passage is available for hire. Recent events have included cabaret showcases, talks, birthday parties, and book launches. Our auditorium seats 80 people. We also have three studios of varying capacities available for hire. Get in touch to see how we can facilitate your event. All the money we earn through these activities goes back into our charitable efforts, so choosing to hire our spaces or puppets helps us to continue to make the kind of work children love. Contact info@littleangeltheatre.com for more information.


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DIARY

In our Theatre In our Studios

FEBRUARY

MARCH

THU 6 FRI 7 SAT 8 SUN 9 FRI 14 SAT 15 SUN 16 MON 17 TUE 18 WED 19 THU 20 FRI 21 SAT 22 SUN 23 MON 24 TUE 25 WED 26 THU 27 FRI 28 SAT 29

SUN 1

Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Boh Boh 11.30 / 2.30 Dolls 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Boh Boh 11.30 / 2.30 Wolves 1.00 / 5.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 3.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 Dolls 11.00 / 2.00

Dolls 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00

Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 Dolls 10.00 / 12.00 Wolves 2.15 / 4.15 Dolls 10.00 / 12.00 Wolves 2.15 / 4.15 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30

MON 9 TUE 10 WED 11 THU 12 FRI 13 SAT 14

Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Dolls 10.00 / 12.00 Wolves 2.15 / 4.15 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30

Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Dolls 1.00 / 5.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15

Dolls 10.30 / 1.00

Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30

SUN 8

Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 / 4.00

SUN 15

Dolls 10.00 / 12.00 Wolves 2.15 / 4.15 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30

Dolls 10.00 / 12.00 Wolves 2.15 / 4.15 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30

The Paper Dolls Photo: Ellie Kurttz

MON 2 TUE 3 WED 4 THU 5 FRI 6 SAT 7

Dolls 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00

Dolls 10.00 / 12.00 Wolves 2.15 / 4.15 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30

Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00

MON 16 TUE 17 WED 18 THU 19 FRI 20 SAT 21 SUN 22 MON 23 TUE 24 WED 25 THU 26 FRI 27 SAT 28 SUN 29 MON 30 TUE 31

Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.15 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 / 7.00 Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30 Dolls 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 R Bed B 9.45 Bed T 11.45 / 2.30 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 / 7.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.00


Dolls The Paper Dolls / Boh Boh Boh Boh’s New Friends / Wolves The Wolves in the Walls Bed B The Bed (babies) / Bed T The Bed (toddlers) / Bear Hunt We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Eggs Eggs on Legs / Elly Nature Elly / Jack Jack and the Beanstalk / Hippo Be Happy, Harry Hippo! / R Relaxed Performance (see front of brochure for more info)

MAY

WED 1 THU 2 FRI 3 SAT 4 SUN 5 MON 6 TUE 7 WED 8 THU 9 FRI 10 SAT 11 MON 13 TUE 14 WED 15 THU 16 FRI 17 SAT 18 SUN 19 WED 22 THU 23 FRI 24 SAT 25 SUN 26 WED 29 THU 30

FRI 1 SAT 2 SUN 3 MON 4 WED 6 THU 7 FRI 8 SAT 9 SUN 10 MON 11 TUE 12 WED 13 THU 14 FRI 15 SAT 16 SUN 17 MON 18 TUE 19 WED 20 THU 21 FRI 22 SAT 23 SUN 24 MON 25 TUE 26 WED 27 THU 28 FRI 29 SAT 30 SUN 31

The Wolves in the Walls Photo: Ellie Kurttz

APRIL Dolls 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 / 5.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 R / 7.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 Dolls 11.00 / 2.00 Bonhomme 11.30 / 2.30 Dolls 11.00 / 2.00 Bonhomme 11.30 / 2.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 Midnight 11.30 / 2.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 Midnight 11.30 / 2.30 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 / 7.00 Dolls 11.00 / 2.00 Eggs on Legs 11.30 / 2.30 Dolls 11.00 / 2.00 Eggs on Legs 11.30 / 2.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 Eggs on Legs 11.30 / 2.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 Eggs on Legs 11.30 / 2.30 Dolls 10.00 / 11.45 Wolves 2.00 / 4.00 / 7.00 Dolls 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 / 4.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Wolves 10.30 / 1.00 Wolves 1.00 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.15 / 5.00 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 / 4.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Wolves 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00

Bear Hunt 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Pinocchio 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.00 / 2.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 R


JUNE MON 1 TUE 2 WED 3 THU 4 FRI 5 SAT 6 SUN 7 MON 8 TUE 9 WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 SAT 13 SUN 14 WED 17 THU 18 FRI 19 SAT 20 SUN 21 WED 24 THU 25 FRI 26 SAT 27 SUN 28

JULY Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Pinocchio 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Pinocchio 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 R Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Pinocchio 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00

WED 1 THU 2 FRI 3 SAT 4 SUN 5 TUE 7 WED 8 THU 9 FRI 10 SAT 11 SUN 12 MON 13 TUE 14 WED 15 THU 16 FRI 17 SAT 18 SUN 19 MON 20 TUE 21 THU 23 FRI 24 SAT 25 SUN 26 MON 27 WED 29 THU 30 FRI 31

Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Elly 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 2.00 / 4.00 Elly 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 Elly 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.15 / 5.00 Elly 1.00 / 5.00 Bear Hunt 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Elly 11.30 / 2.30 Bear Hunt 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 Elly 10.30 / 1.00 Elly 10.30 / 1.00 Jack 10.30 / 1.00 Jack 10.30 / 1.00 Jack 1.15 / 5.00 Elly 1.00 / 5.00 Jack 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 11.30 / 2.30 R Jack 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 Elly 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Elly 11.00 / 2.00 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30 Elly 10.30 / 1.30 / 3.30

AUGUST Hippo 11.00 / 2.00 Hippo 11.00 / 2.00

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

SAT 1 SUN 2

Dates and times are subject to change – all information correct at time of going to print. Please check the website for updated information.


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A Little Angel Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production Aimed at ages 3-8

Illustration Š Lydia Monks 2013. This play is based on the original book The Singing Mermaid written by Julia Donaldson and Illustrated by Lydia Monks. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books 2013. Registered charity number: 232488 Company number: 668339 Vat registration number: 233867152 Design: Hyperkit

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