In association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, The Tear Thief (22 September – 4 November 2012) is adapted from Duffy’s book of the same name. With live music from composer James Hesford, this puppet show tells the “heart melting tale” of a magical fairy who steals crying children’s tears between supper and bedtime. Directed by Little Angel artistic director Peter Glanville, the show is suitable for ages 3 upwards.
It’s followed by the Little Angel’s first staging of Pinocchio, which runs from 17 November 2012 to 27 January 2013. The production, which features a script by Angela Miguel, is staged by 'master puppeteer' Peter O’Rourke for ages 6 and above.
Finally, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet uses puppets to portray a small dog with an enthusiastic personality who wishes to be a ballerina. The show is based on the book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie is suitable for ages 2-6, running from 5 December 2012 to 27 January 2013.
- Nicole Samkange