Handa's Surprise

Handa’s Surprise

A Little Angel Theatre production.

Based on the bestselling book by Eileen Browne.

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking seven delicious fruits as a surprise – but seven different animals have seven very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise! 

Handa’s Surprise is aimed at ages 2-5. The small audience sit on cushions and mats around the stage for an intimate experience, and there is a chance to join in the dancing at the end.

Adapted from the book by Eileen Browne

Directed by Marleen Vermeulen

Set designed by Sophia Lovell Smith

Puppets made by Peter O’Rourke

Performed by Rujenne Green and Hannah Akhalu

This play is based on the original book Handa’s Surprise, written and illustrated by Eileen Browne. Published by Walker Books ltd.

Running Time: 35 minutes

Photography: Ellie Kurttz

This joyous production is a feast for the senses from the very start

Everything Theatre

An enchanting production, sure to delight kids of all ages

Westminster Extra

One of Little Angel Theatre’s best-loved shows is making a comeback

Islington Tribune

The gentle wit of Eileen Browne’s popular story is captured. And the two-to-five-year-old children’s smiles can only increase at the end of the show when they are offered their final surprise

Time Out

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