Little Angel Theatre Celebrating 60th Anniversary

The Little Angel Theatre in Islington is set to celebrate it’s 60th anniversary with a host of performances, both virtual and potentially live if COVID-19 restrictions allow it.

The new season will include a ‘choose your own adventure’ digital production of Where The Bugaboo Lives by Sean Taylor, with direction from Samantha Lane and design by Ellie Mills. The performance is set to run from 14 March to 2 May and is based on the original book by Taylor and co-author Neal Layton.

The venue hopes to reopen in May with a socially distanced production of The Smartest Giant in Town, based on the book by Julia Donaldson ,and Axel Scheffler. The piece has been adapted by Lane and Barb Jungr with music also done by Jungr.

Speaking about the new season and why they chose The Smartest Giant as the first live show, Lane said “i’s a show that I have wanted to adapt for a while. It was a firm family favourite with my children when they were younger and I just think it’s perfect for the stage.

“It also has a wonderful underlying message: don’t judge a book by it’s cover. George is scruffy – but he is kind and it’s not what you have that is important, but rather who you are and what you do that counts.”

Alongside the returning performances, the Little Angel Theatre will also host a weekly digital series from 1 April that will take a look at the behind the scenes production of puppetry.

Words By Jaimie Kay.

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