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Persephone - a Tale of the Seasons (performance for toddlers)

01 Mar–20 Apr 2024

A Little Angel Theatre Production

Aimed at ages 18 months – 3 years

Book Tickets

£14.00 Adult

£12.00 Baby / Child (6 months +)

Please note that because this show is specially designed for babies and toddlers, you will need to buy a ticket for any baby or child aged six months or above.

Running Time: approx. 45 minutes, including a stay-and-play.

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

At Little Angel Studios

Sebbon St, London N1 2EH

Plan your visit

Join Persephone and her animal friends as they guide you and your babies through the changes in nature, collecting things on their way…

Hear a robin chirp a merry tune, as it gets colder and the days draw in. Will you be able to catch a snowflake? Hop through the meadow with a bunny, watching the flowers bloom. Will there be an April shower? Perhaps you can catch the bubbles from the bubbling brook? Listen to the waves of the ocean and fly through the summer with a colourful butterfly, feeling the heat of the sun on your face. Can you catch a sunbeam? See the leaves change colour and fall to the ground as a hedgehog snuffles through the undergrowth. Perhaps you can catch the wind?

Persephone is a gentle sensory exploration of the seasons, perfect for babies and toddlers.

There are separate performance times for babies (6-18 months) and toddlers (18 months – 3 years). Click here for the baby performances.


Age guidance

Persephone – a Tale of the Seasons (performance for toddlers) is aimed at ages 18 months to 3 years. There are also performances of Persephone – a Tale of the Seasons for babies aged 6 to 18 months.

Our shows for babies and toddlers are multisensory experiences, with short performances followed by play sessions. They take place in our Studios, where we aim to create the best environment for a happy and relaxed introduction to theatre.

 

How will we be seated?

Audiences sit on the floor around the performance space, and we recommend that your baby sits on your lap or just in front of you. There will also be bench cushions at the back for those who need or prefer them. There will be up to 40 people watching the show, counting everyone age 6 months or over. We ask you to kindly remove your shoes once inside the space to help protect our specially made floor.

Can children join in and explore?

Every performance is followed by a hands-on stay and play session. During the performance itself, we’re really keen to encourage the babies and children to respond however they like, and gurgle, laugh, cry, talk – they don’t have to be quiet! We understand that toddlers can sometimes get a little fidgety or restless. However, because the performer is moving around, it isn’t safe for your little ones to wander during the performance – and we ask that you gently bring them back to you if they do. There will be an opportunity for them (and you) to explore the performance space as part of the stay and play.

How are the baby performances and toddler performances different?

The content of these performances is the same and the age brackets are for guidance only, but we find that having special time slots makes for the best experience for all. At the times for babies we have a smaller audience to create a more intimate and calmer environment for the very youngest. Toddlers can have most fun experiencing the shows with others their age who are interacting in similar ways.

What can I use to prepare my child or help decide if the show is right for them?

The show follows the seasons, starting with winter and moving through spring, summer and autumn, exploring some of the animals and objects that you might encounter in nature. A visual story will be available soon after the show opens in March.

School Bookings

For ages 18 months – 3 years – see above for notes on age guidance

The visual story for Persephone – a Tale of the Seasons will be available shortly.

Tickets for school groups are £7 for each adult and each child (weekdays before 3pm, during Islington term time only). Free adult tickets are available for children who need 1:1 support.

Before requesting a booking, please check dates, times and availability here. Maximum school capacity for this show is 40 people per performance.
Please fill in our school booking enquiry form here.

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

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted Performance: Saturday 30th March 2024, 2pm
Click here to book tickets.

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

Relaxed Performance: Saturday 20th April 2024, 2pm

No online booking for Relaxed Performances – please call 020 7226 1787

Relaxed Performances are provided for people who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability. Find out more here.

The visual story will be available shortly.

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

Directed by Samantha Lane
Devised by the company
Designed by Ash Appadu
Composed by Zara Nunn
Lighting Design by Sherry Coenen
Performed by Rosa Higgs

Illustration by Amberin Huq

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BSL Interpreted Performance

These performances are provided for those who use British Sign Language. The interpreter will be at the front of the stage and lit with a spotlight. They will provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation of the show for people who are D/deaf or for whom BSL is their preferred language.

These performances are open to all, but if no-one in your party is specifically looking for BSL interpretation, please consider booking at another time to allow these tickets to go to those who would most benefit.

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Relaxed Performance

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