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I Want My Hat Back Trilogy

  • Theatre, Children's
  • Little Angel Theatre Studios, Canonbury
I Want My Hat Back Trilogy, Little Angel Theatre, 2022
Photo by Little Angel

Time Out says

Charming cardboard puppet adaptation of Jon Klassen’s droll kids’ books

If you know, you know: Jon Klassen’s gloriously deadpan trilogy of ‘hat’ picturebooks – that’s ‘I Want My Hat Back’, ‘This is Not My Hat’ and ‘We Found a Hat’ – are as much treats for adults as children, with their droll humour and (in the case of the first two) implicit off-page ultraviolence. The National Theatre did a completely bonkers full-length maximalist adaptation of ‘I Want My Hat Back’ a few years ago; but during lockdown, theatremakers Ian Nicholson and Sam Wilde gave us a rather different digital take on the entire trilogy, using charming cardboard puppets. Streamed under the auspices of the Little Angel, the three plays are now finally being performed IRL for a run at the Angel’s Studio. Rather than being bulked out with the usual songs and whatnot, the 35-minute show is very much all killer and no filler, consisting of all three stories. For ages two-to-six.


Little Angel Theatre Studios
Sebbon Street Community Centre
Sebbon Street
N1 2EH
Tube: Highbury and Islington
£13.50, £11.50 concs. Runs 35min

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