New season announced at Little Angel Theatre
August 19, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

ER-slider-banner-1The first official season from Little Angel Theatre Artistic Director, Samantha Lane has been announced. Including:

★ A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings returns to Little Angel Theatre in co-production with Kneehigh this Christmas

 Brand new play called Emily Rising adapted from a radio play by acclaimed playwright Dan Rebellato.
Set in London, Emily Rising is a brand new piece of theatre for children and families, following a ten year old girl who wakes up one morning to find her feet don’t touch the ground

 For younger audiences we have Me…, a touching story by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd.
Meet a young baby penguin who lives in a world where everything else towers above her

 Let’s Fly spins off the idea of the central theme from Emily Rising and takes children aged 2 to 6 on a colourful and magical flight

 First official season from Little Angel Theatre Artistic Director, Samantha Lane

 5 productions from visiting companies based both inside and outside of London

 Little Angel Theatre Artistic Director Samantha Lane will direct Let’s Fly

 Associate Artists – a new body of four professional artists who will support the artistic identity of Little

Angel Theatre, provide essential mentoring to emerging puppetry artists and contribute on an advisory level to the core creative work of the theatre. The associates are: Sarah Wright, Steve Tiplady, Rachael Canning and Matthew Robbins.

Emily Rising by Dan Rebellato
Presented by Little Angel Theatre & Goblin
Dates: 10 Sep – 20 Nov
Press performance: Sat 17 Sep, 4pm
Relaxed performance: Sat 15 Oct, 4pm

Following his acclaimed work with Little Angel Youth Theatre Oliver Hymans will direct Dan Rebellato’s Emily Rising. A Little Angel Theatre co-production with emerging children’s theatre company Goblin.

“That’s beautiful. Sparks in the air. Like glitter hanging in the sky.”

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise Emily keeps rising higher and higher.

From sleeping upside-down on her ceiling and flying above her school playground, to soaring over a starry-skied London, Emily’s adventure is just beginning. Emily discovers a world that looks completely different.

She’s not scared at all – it’s fun being high up. But she’s not coming down…

For ages: 7 to adult
Running time: 1 hour
Tickets: £12/£10 children & concessions
www.littleangeltheatre.com

Let’s Fly
Presented by Little Angel Theatre & Goblin
Dates: 17 Sep – 20 Nov
Press performance: Sat 24 Sep, 11.30am
Relaxed performances: Tues 11 Oct, 11.30am & Sat 5 Nov, 11.30am
Directed by Little Angel Theatre Artistic Director, Samantha Lane

Can you fly? Just Imagine if you could. What does your home look like when you’re as high as the birds and the aeroplanes? Or even a spaceship… let’s find out!

Emily has a secret; she knows how to fly and she wants you to come on an adventure with her. Hold her hand and soar over cities, float above oceans and glide across mountains.

You’ve never seen the whole world until you’ve sat on top of a cloud.

For ages: 2 – 6
Running time; 40 mins
Tickets: £10 / £8 children and concessions
www.littleangeltheatre.com

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings based on a short story by Gabriel García Márquez
Little Angel Theatre with Kneehigh
Dates: 26 Nov 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Press performance: Sat 3 Dec, 7pm
Relaxed performance: Sunday 4 Dec, 3pm

Debuting in 2011, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings was a creative tour de force to celebrate 50 years of Little Angel Theatre and the creative genius of the Wright family through a dazzling and beautiful co-production with Kneehigh. Directed by Mike Shepherd, designed by Lyndie Wright, puppetry directed by Sarah Wright, original storyboarding by Joe Wright.

The world’s been sad since Tuesday.

The child has a fever and is hotter than a fish on a spit, the dog chases its tail, Mother dreams of a new broom and Father gazes out to sea.

The whole village is on the brink.

Then the sky gets frisky, the sea rears up and, in a bolt of lightning, a very old man with enormous wings crashes to earth in a flurry of feathers.

Nothing will ever be the same again!

For ages: 7 to adult
Running time: 1 hour 35 mins including 15 min interval
Tickets: £14/£12 children and concessions
www.littleangeltheatre.com

Me…
Presented by Little Angel Theatre
Dates: 8 Dec 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Press performance: Sun 11 Dec, 11.30am
Relaxed performances: Tues 10 Jan, 11.30am & Sat 21 Jan, 11.30am

The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding her feet. The shimmering stars and glistening snow spin around our little hero, while the mountains tower high and the wind rushes to and fro. And although baby penguin may be small, her family know she’s the biggest thing of all.

This early years favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent and their love for their child by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd.

For age: 2 – 6
Running time: 40 mins
Tickets: £10 / £8 children and concessions
www.littleangeltheatre.com