Watch Now for Families: Little Angel’s THERE’S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR

Here’s another brilliant show for younger audiences from the pioneering Little Angel Theatre.

Families with little ones can enjoy this puppet retelling of Ross Collins’s much loved, award-winning picture book, THERE’S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR, created by Toby Olié, in association with Little Angel Theatre.

Watch as Mouse employs a series of hilarious antics to remove an unwitting polar bear from his favourite chair. 

Toby Olié is a director, designer and puppeteer. He is also co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. Work as director includes: The Wolves in the Walls (Little Angel Theatre) Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: A Reimagining (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Hartlepool Monkey (Gyre & Gimble, UK tour), The Elephantom (National Theatre/West End) and associate puppetry director of War Horse (West End).

The show lasts approximately 10 minutes and is available until November 1st

Although this show is free to watch, please consider making a donation to the Little Angel Theatre which does vital work in helping younger children to access the joy of theatre.

Credits:
Created by Toby Olié
Performed by Laura Cubitt and Toby Olié
Music by Adam Pleeth
Special thanks to Hugh Purves

Written and Illustrated by Ross Collins, shared with permission of Nosy Crow Ltd.

Watch THERE’S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR here


Enjoy a free online event: Why we should give a sh*t about theatre

QMUL Quorum are holding what promises to be an interesting online event on Thursday 22 October at 8.00pm BST. Dr Kirsty Sedgman, an audience researcher and lecturer at the University of Bristol, will be talking about the value of the arts and the often overlooked value of theatre studies and researchers.

This should prove an engaging statement of the worth of the arts, as well as being useful to all of us who want to support and champion the return of the performances that we love so much.

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Watch Now for Families: Little Angel’s FLYBOY AND THE ROBOT

Here’s another brilliant show for younger audiences from the pioneering Little Angel Theatre.

FLYBOY AND THE ROBOT is an original story from multi-disciplinary artist and musician Matthew Robins.

Matthew has been writing and performing an on-going series of stories about Flyboy for the last 10 years.  Using black paper, a scalpel, and a piano they are his own home-made way of recreating all the things he loves – 1950s science-fiction films, Sesame Street cartoons, the Beano, old Tom Waits records.  This story (Flyboy and the Robot) is one of Matthew’s favourites to perform as it combines many of his favourite things, i.e. crocodiles, robots, and sausages, and lots of diminished-seventh chords.

When there isn’t a pandemic Matthew also performs with the other musicians in his band, but in this special performance filmed at the Little Angel Theatre in London, he has to do it alone – with some help from Tim Spooner operating the puppets.  

The show lasts approximately 12 minutes.

Although this show is free to watch, please consider making a donation to the Little Angel Theatre which does vital work in helping younger children to access the joy of theatre.

Credits:
Music, lyrics and puppets by Matthew Robins
Performed by Matthew Robins and Tim Spooner

Watch FLYBOY AND THE ROBOT here


Watch Now: The Finborough Theatre’s fascinating ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL

Available now until November 12th, this fascinating four-star “anti-musical” is well worth a watch, in a clever Finborough season from 2016, presented by Alex Turner Productions in association with SDWC Productions. I was lucky enough to see the show in this run and can heartily recommend it to you.

Ever feel like killing your boss?

After 25 long years spent adding figures in the same soul-crushing job, Mr Zero suddenly finds himself replaced by a machine. For the first time in his life, Zero takes his destiny into his own hands. The consequences set him on a path through this world and beyond, offering him one last chance for love, life and redemption.

Take an extraordinary journey with Mr Zero in this stirring and hilariously dark anti-musical as it asks us to consider the true price of a human soul, told through Joshua Schmidt’s haunting score, inspired by gospel, opera, jazz and rock and roll.

Boasting a totally engrossing central performance by Joseph Alessi as Mr Zero, this UK premiere of Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt’s multi-award winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s groundbreaking 1923 play is directed by Josh Seymour, named Best Director at the 2016 Off West End Theatre Awards for One Arm at Southwark Playhouse.

ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score.

The Finborough is one of the most important fringe theatres in the UK, with an enviable track record of pioneeering new work and unearthing skilful rediscoveries, which means the theatre has punched well above its weight worldwide for 40 years. You can contribute to support the future of this very important theatre by donating to the Finborough’s #SaveOurTheatres Crowdfunder appeal, recently launched as part of the Theatres Trust national fundraising appeal. The Finborough Theatre’s campaign is running until 8th November 2020 and every penny goes to support the future of the theatre. Donate now by clicking here.

GUIDANCE: Adding Machine: A Musical is based on the 1923 play Adding Machine by Elmer Rice. As an indictment and examination of white privilege, it contains racist language that may cause offence. Age recommendation 12+

YOU CAN WATCH ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL BY CLICKING HERE

Watch Now for Families: Little Angel Theatre’s THE LITTLE FISH

“I want to see the world!”

A curious little fish wants to explore the big, wide world outside of his fish bowl in a house in Cross Street. One brave leap from the window takes the little fish down into the gutter, along the Thames and beyond. As the little fish will learn, a big adventure is often what it takes to make us appreciate the familiarity of home.

This show has been created by Lyndie Wright, Sarah Wright and Mike Shepherd in association with Little Angel Theatre.

The show lasts approximately fifteen minutes and is suitable for younger children. It will be available indefinitely.

Although this show is free to watch, please consider making a donation to the Little Angel Theatre which does vital work in helping younger children to access and experience the joy of theatre.

Watch THE LITTLE FISH here

Credits:

Made by Lyndie Wright and Sarah Wright
Narrated by Mike Shepherd
A Silent Tide project made at the Kneehigh Barns


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