The hit British preschool puppet show Dogs Don’t Do Ballet wraps up an all-too-brief return to The Little Angel Theatre today (alas, for those of you in London, it’s completely sold out). The show is based on a children’s book by Anna Kemp that was illustrated by Sara Ogilvie and tells the story of Biff, who is “not like ordinary dogs. He likes moonlight. And music. And walking on his tiptoes,” and features table-top puppetry.
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet was a smash hit at the Little Angel over Christmas, earning spectacular reviews (you can read some of them here, here and here) and more than one PuppetVision reader has written in to tell me that the adults in the audience laugh just as hard as the children. That isn’t really surprising given the Little Angel’s superb reputation and especially because the show is performed by the very talented Andrea Sadler and the truly fabulous Ronnie LeDrew.
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is currently touring the United Kingdom. If you live in the UK and missed the chance to see it in London, the full touring schedule is available on the Little Angel’s web site.