The Little Angel Theatre needs your help. London’s historic puppet theatre is currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising £60,000 (about $100,000 USD) to make improvements to their facilities in London’s Islington neighbourhood before the end of June.
For those unfamiliar with the theatre, The Little Angel was founded in 1961 by South African Master Puppeteer, John Wright and a group of like-minded puppetry enthusiasts who transformed a derelict temperance hall tucked away on a back street in Islington in to Britain’s first permanent puppet theatre:
Over the past 50+ years the theatre has produced over fifty originals plays, toured internationally and played a vital and important role in training several generations of British puppeteers. Each year the theatre welcomes 33,000 visitors who attend not only original in-house productions, but also a variety of outstanding touring productions by companies from across British and overseas. The Little Angel also hosts a remarkable range of workshops, seminars, community events and puppet festivals, truly living up to its monicker as “The Home of British Puppetry”.
Watch this video to learn more about their current campaign and what they hope to achieve:
Every time I’m in London I make a pilgrimage to Dagmar Passage to see a show, attend an event or just catch up with a few puppetry friends at the Little Angel. It’s a remarkable and very special place. If you live in Britain, chances are you already know what I’m talking about and if you don’t, you owe it yourself to visit at least once. Either way, I hope you’ll consider supporting their campaign to help make this very special place even better.
For more about the Little Angel’s fundraising campaign, or to make a donation please visit LittleAngelTheatre.com.