Little Angel Theatre’s I WANT MY HAT BACK

Parents with younger children are in for a treat as award-winning The Little Angel Theatre is streaming a show right now on the Theatre’s YouTube channel. It has already had over 180,000 views!

Little Angel Theatre has partnered with theatre director Ian Nicholson to stream an adaptation of Jon Klassen’s picture book I WANT MY HAT BACK. The show is free to access and aimed at children aged from 3 to 6.

Nicholson directed and performed the show from his home during lockdown, with a set designed by Samuel Wilde and music by Jim Whitcher.

The mischievous tale follows a bear who’s hat has gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, if they have seen it. The book was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2011, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal when it was published in the UK in 2013.

Interestingly, the show was created remotely, with the designer posting the completed set to Nicholson who performed the show from his home

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.


When you have watched this show, remember there are two more in the series:

THIS IS NOT MY HAT which you can watch here

and finally WE FOUND A HAT which you can watch here

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