The children’s theatre has confirmed details of its upcoming Spring season.

(c)Ellie Kurttz

The Little Angel Theatre has announced further details of its upcoming Spring season. Joining the previously announced JINA and the STEM SISTERS , which will run at the theatre from the 20th April until the 1st May, will be a new production of Pinocchio ( 29th April until the 26th June) that will include an element of improvisation to it that will ensure that no show will be exactly the same.

Meanwhile, this will then be followed by Kinder (11th-14th May) that tells the story of one small Czech-Jewish girl who embarks on a big adventure as she travels across Europe. Directed by Molly Freeman, the production is set to feature table top puppetry and cinematic shadow play.

From the 21st May until the 31st July, audiences can experience I Want My Hat Back Trilogy . Following on from their hit digital series, lockdown sensations Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde are back with more of their trademark cardboard design, that will bring to life Jon Klassen’s beloved books, I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat and We Found A Hat.

These productions will follow on from the currently running Handa’s Surprise and The Singing Mermaid.

Introducing the season, Little Angel Theatre Artistic Director Samantha Lane and Executive Director Peta Swindall said: ” It is wonderful to welcome Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde back to Little Angel this Spring. Their three charming adaptations of Jon Klassen’s Hat books inspired the imaginations of children worldwide when they ran online during lockdown in 2020, as part of our ‘Watch,
Make, Share’ digital programme which is still going strong today. We can’t wait for children to meet their favourite cardboard characters up close in this brand-new live version of the trilogy! We are also excited that Indefinite Articles’ timeless production of Pinocchio has made it to the stage. This show was programmed for Spring 2020, but was never performed due to lockdown. We are delighted that it will finally get an audience and inspire a new generation of young theatregoers with the adventures of the most famous puppet in the world. For older children, award-winning company Smoking Apples will also take us on an adventure with Babi, a small girl who travels across Europe on a Kindertransport train. Although the story of a child displaced from her home is sadly a timely one, Babi’s adventure also shows the power of human kindness through those she meets along the way. We also can’t wait to share our two new digital series with our young audiences, particularly ‘Little Bell’, which we were inspired to develop following our Christmas production of ‘There May Be A Castle’. Just like that show, ‘Little Bell’ will tackle the more challenging topics children encounter as they grow up. The series is inspired by the beautiful book ‘Little Bell and the Moon’ by Giles Paley-Phillips, who we are thrilled is writing the series.”

To find out more about the new productions visit: https://www.littleangeltheatre.com/