Little Angel Theatre makes a welcome return to Bath to present Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, the hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams. Suitable for young audiences aged 2 years and over, the show visits the egg theatre on Friday 8 March and Saturday 9 March.
Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like peeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas or drinking out of toilets. If you throw him a stick, he’ll just look at you like you’re crazy. No, Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks he’s a ballerina, which is all very well, but dogs don’t do ballet – or do they?
Based on the much-loved book written by Anna Kemp and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, the sublime and the ridiculous combine in this comical story of adorable Biff, the ballet-mad dog, and his ballet-smitten owner Anna, brought to life by Little Angel Theatre using beautiful puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy.
Little Angel Theatre last performed at Bath’s egg theatre in November 2012 when they presented The Tear Thief, adapted from the book written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Established in 1961, Islington-based Little Angel Theatre is “the Home of British Puppetry” and one of only three building-based puppet theatres in England dedicated to the celebration and development of puppetry and live animation. Little Angel’s theatre in Islington is the centre of the company’s activities and stands side-by-side with a workshop, where all new productions and puppets are developed, carved and constructed. For over 50 years, Little Angel has provided high quality puppet theatre for family audiences and is respected nationally and internationally for the artistic quality of its productions. Recent collaborations include joint productions with both the RSC and Kneehigh Theatre Company.
DOGS DON’T DO BALLET visits the egg theatre on Friday 8 March and Saturday 9 March. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823 409 or online via www.theatreroyalorg.uk