We are offering this show for free, but if you’re able to make a donation it would be much appreciated.
This digital retelling is inspired by our 2018 production Junk (which saw us transform our studio space into a recycling plant). It will revisit Scoop, the junk lady, and show you into her secret space – a place where she gathers and stores all of the interesting things that other people throw away, and uses them to tell to tell stories.
The original production featured set and puppets made entirely out of recycled materials – including Bertie the bottle, jellyfish made from plastic bags, a sewer rat made from old slippers and a giant umbrella octopus.
During our closure period, we’ve been releasing daily resources showing families how they can use recycled materials such as egg boxes, cardboard, newspaper and even coffee capsules to make their own puppets at home. We hope that this performance will highlight the magic that can be found in every day objects and further inspire children to get creative with the ‘junk’ that we can all find around our homes.
This production reunited the original company of Junk and was filmed with a skeleton crew in Little Angel Studios, following social distancing guidelines.
The show is aimed at children ages 5-11 and their families and will be available to watch for free on the Little Angel Theatre YouTube Channel indefinitely.
Performed by Lori Hopkins
Written and directed by Samantha Lane
Designed by Emma Tompkins
Lighting Consultant Sherry Coenen
Sound composed by Eilidh deBonnaire
Filmed and edited by Suhail Merchant
Additional puppeteering by Josephine Tremelling
Special thanks to Palesa Esuk, Deanna Mathers, Esther Potter and Shaun Latif-Shaikh, for their support making for, and performing in, the original production.