Handa’s Surprise

28 May, 29 May
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Run Time
40 minutes

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!   


Adapted from the book by Eileen Browne  

Directed by Marleen Vermeulen  

Set designed by Sophia Lovell Smith  

Puppets made by Peter O’Rourke  

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



For this show, the audience will be sat on a floor cloth, some chairs will be available for those that may need them.  For more information about access at Z-arts, please visit our access page.

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Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA
Greater Manchester

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