Little Angel Theatre

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Little Angel Theatre
Location Islington
London, N1
Coordinates 51°32′19″N 0°06′06″W / 51.5387°N 0.1016°W / 51.5387; -0.1016
Public transit London Underground Angel
National Rail Essex Road
Type Puppet theatre
Capacity 100 seats
Production Own and touring
Opened 24 November 1961; 55 years ago (1961-11-24)

The Little Angel Theatre is a puppet theatre catering for children, families and adults, off Upper Street in the London Borough of Islington.

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[1]

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.[2] 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.


Further reading[edit]

  • John Wright Rod, Shadow and Glove: Puppets from the Little Angel Theatre (Harper Collins 1986) ISBN 0-7090-2628-5

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