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WOW! It's Night-time

A Little Angel Theatre Production

A stunning adaptation of Tim Hopgood’s nocturnal sequel to Wow! Said the Owl. Based on the book written and illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Aimed at ages 2-5

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All tickets £8 on Fridays at 4.45pm

Running Time:  approx 35 minutes

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

Discover the magic of the twilight hour in this beautiful stage adaptation of Tim Hopgood’s book WOW! It’s Night-time.

The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you’ll soon see…

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“As a festive treat for young children it’s hard to beat’” 
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“Like much of the work at this address, WOW! It’s Night-time feels like the ultimate bedtime story’” 
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“The production is studded with small moments of magic” 
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Age guidance

WOW! It’s Night-time is aimed at ages 2-5.

Our shows for this age group are lively but gentle, with simple stories and appealing characters. Small children are kept engaged with visual wonders and effective use of music and language.

How will we be seated?

This show has standard theatre seating – rows of benches facing the stage. There will be up to 90 people watching the show (sometimes more if you come when there are school groups).

Can children join in?

This isn’t an interactive show, but we welcome vocal responses from young audiences, and there are a few points in the show where everyone is invited to contribute by making noises or answering the performer. The audience stay in their seats while watching the show, but you can leave and re-enter the auditorium at any time.

Is there anything that might be scary?

This is a show about night time so the theatre is quite dark throughout, and gets darker for some scenes, with some puppets and parts of the set glowing in the dark. There is also a storm scene with some thunder and lightning, blowing wind and shadows of bats. Some children may feel apprehensive, but you can reassure them that all the night animals are very friendly

Should I bring a child under two?

All ages are welcome at our shows and age ranges can only be a rough guide, but please bear in mind that WOW! Said the Owl was not specially designed for babies and toddlers. A show recommended from under age two would usually have more relaxed seating, smaller audience numbers and strong sensory and interactive elements.

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

The show is based on the book WOW! It’s Night-time by Tim Hopgood. You can buy the book from us here
The visual story is available here.
Watch the trailer  here

Book our workshops

School Bookings

For EYFS and KS1 / For ages 2-5.

Curriculum links

English: Picture Books.

Maths: numbers from 1-10.

Science/Topic: Nocturnal animals, habitat and nature.

The Educational pack for WOW! It’s Night-time can be found  here.

The visual story for WOW! It’s Night-time 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 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

Relaxed Performance: Sunday 14th January 2024, 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.

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


Based on the book by Tim Hopgood
Adapted and directed by Joy Haynes
Set and costumes designed by Fiammetta Horvat
Puppets designed and made by Keith Frederick
Lighting Designed by Sherry Coenen
Music and lyrics by Dominic Sales
Creative Producer Miranda Pitcher

Stage managed by Holly Glenn
Performed by Heidi Goldsmith

This play is based on the original book WOW! It’s Night-time. Text © Tim Hopgood 2017. Illustrations © Tim Hopgood 2017. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

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