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Handa’s Surprise

Ages 2-5

Calendar Icon 23 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Age Rating IconAges 2-5
Clock Icon35 minutes

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 7 delicious fruits as a surprise – but 7 different animals have 7 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 a Little Angel Theatre Production, based on the book by Eileen Brown, published by Walker Books Ltd.

Early booking is advised as this show has limited capacity. 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.

For schools’ booking please contact Jen on 020 7709 8905 or schools@halfmoon.org.uk 

Performances on Thursday and Friday are currently being held for local schools. Once we have confirmed numbers, we will release tickets to the general public. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for any of these shows, please call the box office on 020 7709 8900.

All seating is unreserved. Find out more about how to find us and some FAQs about your visit.

Book tickets

  • Thu 23 Jun 10:30 £7 Call Box Office
  • Thu 23 Jun 11:30 £7 Call Box Office
  • Thu 23 Jun 13:30 £7 Sold Out
  • Fri 24 Jun 10:30 £7 Call Box Office
  • Fri 24 Jun 11:30 £7 Call Box Office
  • Fri 24 Jun 13:30 £7 Call Box Office
  • Sat 25 Jun 11:00 £7 Sold Out
  • Sat 25 Jun 13:00 £7 Sold Out
  • Sat 25 Jun 15:00 £7 Sold Out

“The drama that unfolds is original and delightful. The show weaves a kind of magic and keeps any viewer’s senses stimulated… Created with an inspired vision”

The Stage

“Vibrant performers…singing and stomping in Swahili rhythms…. The gentle wit of Eileen Brown’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

“Short, sweet and highly imaginative… This is a beautiful, gentle and colourful piece… It’s a full-scale delight.”


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