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The Firebird

by English Touring Opera and Little Angel Theatre.

For ages 7+

Wednesday 18th May 2022

Based on Michael Rosen’s poem, The Firebird is a new puppet opera composed by Noah Mosley and co-produced by English Touring Opera and Little Angel Theatre.

Ivan is a young and foolish Prince who wants to take things for himself. After capturing The Firebirdonly to set her free when he feels a sadness in his heart, she gives him a feather that will help him if he needs it…

Delve into the enchanted castle where Ivan will meet the free-spirited Princess Vasilisa and the menacing and cold-hearted King Katschei!

The film brings together singers, instrumentalists and puppeteers in an atmospheric fun, comic, and enthralling online puppet opera for children directed by Valentina Ceschi and designed by Little Angel Theatre’s Ellie Mills.

Premiering on LAT’s YouTube channel on 1 June 2022

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Writer – Michael Rosen
Composer – Noah Mosley
Director – Valentina Ceschi

Filmmaker & Editor – Isaac Madge
Sound Producer – Jan Capinski
Designer & Maker – Ellie Mills
Lighting Designer – Richard Williamson

Assistant Director – Shanaé Chisholm
Design Assistant – Kelly Frost
Design Assistant – Jess Shead

Producer (for ETO) – Bradley Travis
Producer (for LAT) – Cindy McLean-Bibby

Cast (in order of appearance)
Narrator/ Puppeteer – Aimee Louise Bevan
Ivan – Richard Dowling
Firebird/ Vasilisa – Rose Stachniewksa
King Katschei – Bradley Travis

Violin – Fra Rustumji
Accordion – Ilona Suomalainen
Horn – Jo Withers
Double Bass – Dominic Nudd
Piano – Noah Mosley

With thanks to
Michael Rosen, Oliver Hymans, Neil Balfour, Jaques Samuel Pianos, Stage Sound Services, Feast Creative, Yvonne Horsfall Turner and Stone House and all at Little Angel Theatre.