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Little Angel Theatre - August 2012 to January 2013

Little Angel Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE LITTLE Angel Theatre has announced its forthcoming programme for children.

The Wild Night of the Witches – Saturday, August 18 at 2pm and 5pm and Sunday, August 19 at 2pm.

The two rival witches Mrs Itchweed and Gerty MacNamara battle furiously over poisons and cough potions, while Mrs Rushbridges and Miss Pinkney battle over Mr Gimp! You can be sure it all ends in a wedding…or?

Described as a rollicking marionette romp, The Wild Night of the Witches was the very first show performed at the Little Angel in 1961. This production is performed by a cast of trainee marionettists and directed by master puppeteers Ronnie Le Drew and Sue Dacre.

Tickets: all £5.

Running Time: Approximately 35 minutes.

Suitable for ages 5+.

The Tear Thief (Half Term Show) – Wednesdays to Sundays, September 22 to November 4.

A Little Angel Theatre Production in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, The Tear Thief is adapted from the book written by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime, the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack as she steals the tears of every child who cries. But what does she do with all those tears?

Your tears are the most precious tears of all. They are worth more than diamonds.

A heart-warming modern fairy tale of a magical world perfectly brought to life by Little Angel’s stunning puppetry, The Tear Thief is directed by Little Angel Theatre’s Artistic Director, Peter Glanville.

Tickets: £5 to £12 (£12 adult/£10 children and concessions; £5 Friday Fives at 5pm shows); Family Gala performance: Sunday, October 14 at 3pm. Public booking opens on August 28.

Dates and Times: Wednesday and Thursday at 10am and 1pm (11am and 2pm in half term); Fridays 1pm and 5pm (11am and 2pm in half term); Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm. Baby Friendly Performances are at 11am on Sundays.

Running Time: Approximately 45 minutes.

Relaxed performance (for adults or children who might find it difficult to sit quietly and still for an entire performance, or who are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises): Saturday, October 6 at 2pm.

Suitable for ages 3+.

Also at the Little Angel:

Crafty Kids (ages 2 – 5 nursery and reception).

Crafty Kids is a Saturday morning 8 week club for 2 – 5 year olds and their carers to come and share some quality creative fun time together.

Saturday mornings: 9.45am – 11am.
Autumn term: October 13 to December 8.
January term: January 19 to March 16.
£125 per carer/child pair (£65 concessions) (includes seeing the show).

Saturday Puppet Club (ages 5 – 11, Yr1 –Yr6).

SPC members see a performance of The Tear Thief before undertaking a 9 week challenge to create their own puppets and develop a short play for performance.

Saturday mornings: 9.45am – 11am or 11.30am – 12.45pm.
Autumn term: September 29 to December 8.
January term: January 12 to March 23.
£85 per person (£60 concessions) (includes seeing the show).

Little Angel Youth Theatre (ages 11 – 17 secondary).

This term, the Youth Theatre will begin working towards creating a performance over two terms working with professional puppet makers and theatre directors beginning in the autumn term by creating a story and making the puppets they will need.

Saturday mornings: 11am – 1.30pm.
Autumn term: September 29 to December 8.
January term: January 12 to March 23.
£85 per person (£60 concessions) (includes seeing a show).

Kids Fun Day (Half Term Activity) – Wednesday, October 31.

Top quality puppet making for 5 – 11 year olds. Following a performance in the morning, participants create their own puppet in the afternoon.

Cost: £45 per person/£35 concessions (includes seeing the show).

For more information call 020 7226 1787 or visit www.littleangeltheatre.com.