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The Bed (performance for babies)

A Little Angel Theatre Production

Based on the poem written by Sylvia Plath and illustrated by Quentin Blake 

Aimed at ages 6 - 18 months

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£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 mins (30 minutes show + 15 minutes stay and play)

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

Most Beds are Beds for sleeping and resting, but the best beds are much more interesting!

Curl up and get comfy for a bedtime story like no other. Let us take you on a journey sprinkled with fantasy and escapism, where you will meet elephants, macaws and parakeets. Venture underwater, to the North Pole and even outer space without ever leaving the comfort of your own bed. Beds come in all shapes and sizes, from cots to king-sized, and some you might never have heard of before – see if you can discover them all along the way.

This enchanting poem by Sylvia Plath, written for her own children, is brought to life in a special show for babies and toddlers.

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

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“Extremely charming” 
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“The Bed is inventive and cosy and welcoming and difficult to leave, as enticing as a duvet on a chilly morning” 
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Make your own Treasure Basket

Treasure baskets form the core of our stay and play session at the end of our production The Bed. Here’s a look at our Artistic Director, Samantha Lane, explaining the concept of Treasure Baskets, first pioneered and developed by Elinor Goldschmied who believed objects are a gateway to the outside world.

Age guidance

The Bed (performance for babies) is aimed at babies aged 6 – 18 months. The show itself is the same for baby and toddler performances, and age groupings are relaxed, but the performances for babies have smaller audience numbers and aim to provide the calmest environment where babies are not overwhelmed by older children.

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Adapted and Directed by Samantha Lane
Set and puppets designed by Sophia Lovell Smith
Lighting Design by Sherry Coenen
Music by Dominic Sales

Performed by Ruth Calkin

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