Little Angel Theatre
|Little Angel Theatre|
|Address||14 Dagmar Passage|
|Opened||24 November 1961|
|Production||Own and touring|
The 100-seat theatre, in a former Temperance hall, was opened on 24 November 1961, by founder John Wright with a performance of The Wild Night Of The Witches. In January 2006, Peter Glanville took over as artistic director, who was then replaced in January 2014 by Adam Bennett
In 2011, the theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary with a revival of Wild Night Of The Witches.
The theatre is both a producing and receiving house, showing work throughout the year other than for a short time in the summer. The theatre also runs participation activities for adults, teenagers and children on a termly basis. Professional development of puppeteers and the development of new work is supported by a continuing programme of work. In 2007, the company participated with the RSC in a production of Venus and Adonis using Japanese Bunraku puppets. For the 2013 Christmas season, The Little Angel presented The Night Before Christmas and another sell-out revival of Dog's Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie.
- The History of The Little Angel accessed 25 Oct 2008
- "Raunchy puppet tale of Venus and Adonis", Camden New Journal, 29 March 2007 accessed 29 Jan 2008
- John Wright Rod, Shadow and Glove: Puppets from the Little Angel Theatre (Harper Collins 1986) ISBN 0-7090-2628-5
- Theatre website
- Marionette Theatre (1964) courtesy of British Pathe at YouTube (requires Adobe Flash)
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