Little Angel Theatre presents


  • By Michael Fowkes
  • 13 December 2018 - 31 December 2018
  • The Studio

Little Angel Theatre presents the perfect Christmas show for ages 2 - 5. 

It’s been a long day for Dad and he can hardly keep his eyes open. All he wants is for Baby to go to sleep so he can catch up on a little shut-eye too. 

Dad’s usually got some tricks up his sleeve to help send Baby off to the Land of Nod. But tonight, Baby has other ideas…

As soon as Dad’s out of the way, Baby gets his hands on the magic top hat, and when his friend Rabbit shows up the fun and games  really begin! 

Mix in some magic, a pinch of circus and a large dollop of silliness and you have the recipe for a little adventure with a lot of laughs! This is the perfect Christmas show for anyone aged 2–5.

★★★★ The Times  ★★★★ Time Out  "Delightful… Flawless… Hilarious”  Children’s Theatre Reviews.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 13 December - Monday 31 December 2018

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: 10.30am and 1.30pm Monday - Saturday and 11.30am and 2.30pm on Sundays (Except Wednesday 26 December is at 2.30pm only) View all times & dates

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be no performances on Saturday 22 December and no 11.30am performance on Sunday 23 December.

    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13, £11 Concessions and £6.50 for Under 13s

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

    AGE GUIDANCE: Children aged 2 - 5 and their adults 

    RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes, no interval

    Download the SLEEPYHEAD Education Resource

  • Creative Team

    COMPOSER: Mikey Kirkpatrick


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  • ★★★★ 'Sleepyhead is full of the invention and detail so key to enrapturing a young audience. A circus show and a comedy, it made my toddler giggle the entire time…A result in any parent’s book.' The Times

    ★★★★ Time Out

    'Delightful… Flawless… Hilarious' Children’s Theatre Reviews

    'Decidedly dreamlike' Exeunt Magazine

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    'Our faces ached from smiling' Baby Broadway

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