Fairy tales, a timeless tradition, an ageless art-form… but who, and where do they come from? Who is writing the next generation of fairy tales, for the next generation of bedtime stories?
Step in, Little Giants Theatre, who are rediscovering the captivating art of the fairy tale, telling new stories through video and live performance. Their tales are told through their handmade puppets, which come in all shapes and sizes, colours and creeds.
Dream and Destiny: Modern Persion Tales, is their latest project. Told in five episodes, it has been written by well known Iranian author and artist Alireza Mirasadollah. He has taken time out of his busy day job as a Producer for the BBC World Service, to not only write but also be heavily involved in the rehearsal process, which is where I was able to meet and photograph him at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with Little Giants Theatre founder and director, Roshi Aba.
Their current show will debut at the Little Angel Theatre, Islington on 11th September 2017 at 8pm following a preview at RCSSD on 23rd June 2017. It would be spoiling the impact of the potential impact of show to give anything away at this early stage, whilst it is still in development, but safe to say you can expect magic, music and just a little bit of a fright!
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