The children’s theatre is set to welcome back audiences from the 28th May with a new production of The Smartest Giant in Town.

(c)Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

It has been announced that as part of its 60th anniversary season, the Little Angel Theatre will welcome audiences back from next month with a brand new production of The Smartest Giant in Town, based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular children’s book.

Co-produced with Fierylight, the production will run until the 8th August, with tickets going on sale from the 12th May (subject to the government’s guidelines).

Adapted for the stage by Little Angel artistic director Samantha Lane, who also directs, the production will feature new music composed by award-winning musician Barb Jungr. Their previous collaborations for Little Angel
including The Singing Mermaid, Mother Christmas and The Pixie & the Pudding.

George wishes he wasn’t the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it’s time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he’s the smartest giant in town . . . until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help – and his clothes!

Talking about the news, Julia Donaldson says: “I am so pleased Little Angel Theatre is able to open its doors so
soon after lockdown, welcoming back children and families to enjoy live performance again. It is such an important experience and we have badly missed it in the last year. Little Angel have done other wonderful adaptations of my stories, and I know that this will be just as special. To have ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ as their first live show,
with its themes of friendship and kindness, seems timely and I am sure everyone will enjoy it. I also want to congratulate the theatre on their 60th anniversary this year – what an achievement!”

The news of production follows on from the theatre’s previous adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s picture books including The Paper Dolls, The Flying Bath, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, The Everywhere Bear and The Singing Mermaid.

The creative team for the production includes: set and costumes are designed by Kate Bunce, puppets are designed by Judith Hope and lighting is designed by Sherry Coenen.

To find out more about the Little Angel Theatre visit: https://littleangeltheatre.com/