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Handa's Surprise

09 Feb–16 Apr 2022

Based on the bestselling book by Eileen Browne

Aimed at ages 2 – 5 years

Book Tickets
£13.50 Adult £11.50 Child (age 1-17)

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

Running Time: 35 minutes

At Little Angel Studios

Sebbon St, London N1 2EH

Plan your visit

Handa’s Surprise is back once more to the Little Angel Theatre. We are thrilled to be bringing this fantastic production to our theatres and on tour this spring.

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking seven delicious fruits as a surprise – but seven different animals have seven very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit? 

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise!

“The drama that unfolds is original and delightful. The show weaves a kind of magic and keeps any viewer’s senses stimulated… Created with an inspired vision” — The Stage


Age guidance

Handa’s Surprise is aimed at ages 2 – 5 and builds on the characters from the book to create a versatile and dynamic younger years show, exploring friendship, teamwork and problem-solving.

School Bookings

Please click here to enquire about making a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 per person (weekdays before 3 pm, during Islington term time only).

Please note maximum schools capacity for shows at our Theatre is 115 per show. The schools capacity for shows at our Studios varies – please check the page for the show you want to see.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Our Educational Pack will be available shortly.

Relaxed Performances

Saturday 26 February 2022, 2.15 pm

No online booking – please call 020 7226 1787

What is a Relaxed Performance? Find out more here.

The visual story for Handa’s Surprise will be available soon.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

Credits

Adapted from the book by Eileen Browne

Directed by Marleen Vermeulen
Designed by Sophia Lovell Smith
Puppets Designed and made by Peter O’Rourke

Performed by Rujenne Green and Hannah Akhalu

Safety Information

Despite changing government restrictions, we will still have additional measures in place to keep our staff, performers and families safe.

Please note: we strongly encourage taking lateral flow tests prior to attending. Face masks are now mandatory for adults and children 11+, please make it obvious on your person if you are exempt.

Find out more.

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To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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Relaxed performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability.

No online booking, please call 020 7226 1787.

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please complete the school booking enquiry form on the show page or contact  boxoffice@littleangeltheatre.com

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