Little Angel Theatre unveils exciting new season for all ages

Little Angel Theatre has announced an exhilarating lineup for its new spring and summer 2024 season.

The season is a vibrant mix of interactive shows, classic revivals, and touring productions, promising to bring the magic of puppetry and storytelling to audiences across the UK.

For the youngest theatre-goers, Persephone – a Tale of the Seasons (1 March – 21 April, Little Angel Studios) offers an interactive experience for ages 6 months to 3 years. This vibrant show is designed to captivate babies and toddlers.

Slightly older children, aged 3-8 years, can look forward to The Curious Rat (4 May – 21 July, Little Angel Studios), a unique combination of puppetry and animated projection.

For the “not so little” audiences, aged 10 years and above, Medusa’s First Kiss (10 February – 21 April, Little Angel Studio) is a punk-rock musical exploring themes of identity and acceptance.

Two classic Little Angel productions are set to return. The Everywhere Bear, a musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb’s book, will be staged from 3 February – 14 April at Little Angel Theatre. Additionally, a reimagined revival of Jenny Worton’s Prince Charming will run from 18 May – 27 July 2024 at the same venue.

The theatres reach extends beyond its home base with touring productions set to visit over 50 venues. This includes the new musical Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book, as well as tours of Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Handa’s Surprise, The Singing Mermaid and The Smartest Giant in Town. The Instrumentals will also feature at this years Imagine Festival at the Southbank Centre.

Complementing the performances, Little Angel Theatre is enhancing its participatory offerings with workshops, a literacy project around the Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book tour, and two new birthday party concepts: The Imagination Train for younger audiences and Puppets in Peril: Guardians of Fire Isle for older puppeteering enthusiasts.

Little Angel Theatre Artistic Director Samantha Lane and Executive Director Peta Swindall introduce the new season: “We are absolutely thrilled to be premiering three brand new productions, providing theatre for babies right through to teens, as well as reviving two much-loved classics.

“There really is something for everyone in this season, which includes devised work, new-writing and a book adaptation; showcasing the breadth of possibility in TYA work. We are also delighted to see so much of our work travelling around the country, bringing the magic and wonder of puppetry to the whole nation.”

For more information and tickets, visit www.littleangeltheatre.com

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