Little Angel Theatre Presents PETRUSHKA November 21-January 31

LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE The Home of British Puppetry presents PETRUSHKA. Directed by Steve Tiplady & Lyndie Wright, Written by John Agard 21 November 2009 - 31 January 2010

Little Angel's stunning new Christmas production will inspire adults and children alike; it's for everybody over the age of 5. Written by the celebrated poet John Agard and featuring the music by Stravinsky, this is an epic tale about a puppet that bends and breaks the rules.

PETRUSHKA is directed by Steve Tiplady and Lyndie Wright, with puppets designed and made by Lyndie Wright with Rebekah Wild.

Petrushka is a special puppet living a life without strings, but he yearns for true freedom beyond the control of his puppet master and for love in the arms of his elusive ballerina. Drawing on the anarchic Russian character and using a host of colourful puppets, Little Angel's PETRUSHKA re-tells this story made so familiar by the Stravinsky-scored ballet.

On Friday, 11 December there will be a special RUSSIAN GALA NIGHT with all tickets at £20 and all proceeds to go to the theatre's Education and Participation programme. Tickets can be booked via the box office.

There are some evening performances which are particularly designed so that older children and adults can experience this wonderful production, because as our SUSPENSE festival recently proved, puppetry isn't just for kids! Catch these shows at 7pm on Saturday 5 December, Friday 8 January and Wednesday 13 January.

PETRUSHKA previews on 21 & 22 November and opens to the press on Saturday, 28 November at 2.30 pm. It is suitable for everyone over the age of five but no children under that age will be admitted to the theatre and there are no baby friendly performances.

Alongside PETRUSHKA from 10 December-31 January Little Angel will be reviving a hugely popular show for our younger audiences, SPLISH SPLASH!

The story of a little fish on an unexpected adventure in the big wide world was first seen in 2006. "an expertly devised and performed show - another little gem"...Islington Gazette.

SPLISH SPLASH! is written by Lyndie Wright, directed by Christopher Leith and the puppets are made by Lyndie Wright and Peter O'Rourke.

This show is suitable for ages 2-5 and there will be baby friendly performances at 10 am on Sundays.

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