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The Ugly Duckling
19th May–8th Jul 2012
Children & Families
A colourful and enchanting show, this classic Little Angel Theatre production is an audience favourite, and remains close to the spirit of Hans Anderson’s perceptive story.
Accompanied by live music and voices, beautifully made puppets tell the story of the little Duckling who grows up feeling “different”. Meet Mother Duck and her charming family swimming in the moat, the wise Blackbird, the friendly Bug-Eyed Toad and the pompous Great Gobble-Gobble Turkey.
The Duckling has many adventures. You will wish him well as he leaves the farmyard for the big wide world, hold your breath as the hunters approach, and feel sad for him as winter closes in…but you will be full of cheers at the happy ending to this classic tale!
“A brilliant piece of theatre” Animations
Book Tickets Online or call our box office on 020 7226 1787
Note that Baby Friendly shows (11am on Sundays) can only be booked by phone.
Based on the story by Hans Anderson / Adapted by Violet Philpott / Music by Sarah Goldfarb / Directed by Christopher Leith / Set & puppets designed by Lyndie Wright / Lighting Design by David Duffy
Suitable for age 3+. Please note that babies and children under 3 will only be admitted at Baby Friendly performances at 11am on Sundays (additional Baby Friendly show 11am Thursday 7 June).
Wednesdays – Sundays 19 May to 8 July
£10 full price, £8 children/conc, £5 at Friday 5pm shows
"What we do
"there is magic in this compact theatre and its glowing stage"
Little Angel Theatre is "the Home of British Puppetry" and one of only three building-based puppet theatres in England. Established in 1961, our Islington-based theatre is the centre of our activities. The 100 seat theatre stands side-by-side with the workshop, where all our new productions and puppets are developed, carved and constructed. We are dedicated to the celebration and development of puppetry and live animation in all its diverse forms, 'the home of British Puppetry'.
Producing and Supporting Excellence
For nearly 50 years we have been providing high quality puppet theatre aimed at family audiences, and we are continuing to extend our work for young children and adults. Not only do we produce our own shows which play in-house and tour nationally and internationally, but we also welcome puppetry companies from around the UK and overseas to perform on our stage. Nationally and internationally LAT has built a reputation as a leader in the field of puppetry.
"wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre"The Guardian
Education and Participation
LAT has a lively and imaginative Education Programme working with schools, youth and community groups, particularly in Islington and the surrounding boroughs. We also run participation activities such as our Saturday Puppet Club and Puppet Academy, and regular Kids Fun Days.
A Centre of Professional Development and Research
Through various courses throughout the year we provide training opportunities for puppeteers and puppet makers, maintaining this rare art form in the UK. We continually seek funding for this work, and most recently we have received support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation towards a programme of training activities."