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The Instrumentals

10 Feb–16 Apr 2023

A Little Angel Theatre, Blouse and Skirt Theatre Company, Goblin Theatre and Mercury Theatre co-production

Aimed at ages 4 - 8

Book Tickets
£14.00 Adult £12.00 Child (age 1-17)

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

All tickets are £8 for previews (Fri 10- Sun 12 Feb)

Running Time:  approx 55 minutes

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

At Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN

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When Belle is feeling down she slips into her grandfather’s basement and discovers his old dusty instruments. But far from being junk, The Instrumentals are pure funk, and they teach Belle to ‘get down’ in a whole new way.

Bursting to life with brilliant puppetry and bold music, the Instrumentals is full of love and laughter, about the memories we hold and how we celebrate life. This is a show for all children with characters, story & inspiration from the African-Caribbean diaspora. It’s full of uplifting original music with soulful sounds and seventies grooves.

Combined with innovative puppetry and lots of comedy, this fun musical journey will have audiences dancing in the aisles!


Age guidance

The Instrumentals is aimed at ages 4-8. The story deals with feelings of sadness and grief in a way appropriate for this age group, and is ultimately joyful and uplifting. There is a lot of dialogue, and younger children may not follow everything.

 

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School Bookings

For KS1 & KS2 / Age 4-8 – see above for notes on age guidance

Curriculum links

English: Wishing Story, finding and losing story, Biography.
Topics/History/Geography: London Immigration, links to Black Caribbean and African diaspora communities in London and Black-influenced music.
Music: Identify a range of instruments, and experience musical genres drawn from different styles and traditions
PSHE: Bereavement/family relationships

Our Educational Pack will be available soon.

The Visual Story will be available soon.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 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 115 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: Thursday 6th April 2:00 pm. 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 15th April 11:00 am.

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.

Visual story for The Instrumentals coming 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

Written and directed by Mia Jerome
Composed by Cal-L Jonel
Puppets designed and directed by Oliver Hymans
Sound Design & Music Production by Féz
Lighting Design by Joshie Harriette
Performed by Maya Manuel and Elliot Liburd

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Preview – all tickets £8

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This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

Sold out

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

Sold out

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

This performance is only on sale to schools

To book for a school group, please CLICK HERE to complete the school booking enquiry form

All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

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.

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