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The Bed (performance for toddlers)

A Little Angel Theatre Production

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

Aimed at ages 18 months - 3 years

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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 multi-sensory 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 baby performances.

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“Extremely charming” 
Time Out

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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” 
Time Out

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 toddlers) is aimed at children aged 18 months to 3 years. The show itself is the same for baby and toddler performances, and age groupings are relaxed, but toddlers may enjoy the show best together with children around their own age who are interacting in similar ways.

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School Bookings

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

The visual story for The Bed 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 4 November, 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: Sunday 22 October, 2:15pm

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.

Click here to view the visual story.

If you are interested in arranging a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school group, please contact


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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