What Does an Anteater Eat?

17 May – 1 September 2020

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Little Angel Theatre has partnered with director, designer and puppeteer Toby Olié to stream his performance of Ross Collins’ picture book, What Does an Anteater Eat?

“Brilliantly silly, with a satisfying punchline ending” (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller), What Does an Anteater Eat? is about an Anteater who is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters eat. Baffled and with his tummy rumbling, he consults the other animals. But Sloth is too busy, Toucan is clueless, and Crocodile has his own mouth full. Maybe the ants will know – and maybe the answer isn’t quite as obvious as you may think! A delightfully silly tale that little ones will return to again and again.

Toby Olié is a director, designer and puppeteer. He is also co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry. Work as director includes: The Wolves in the Walls (Little Angel Theatre) Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: A Reimagining (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Hartlepool Monkey (Gyre & Gimble, UK tour), The Elephantom (National Theatre/West End) and associate puppetry director of War Horse (West End).

Toby created and performed What Does an Anteater Eat? entirely from his home during the lockdown.

The show is aimed at children ages 2-5 and their families and will be available to watch for free on the Little Angel Theatre YouTube Channel until Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Make your own anteater puppet from What Does an Anteater Eat?

You can buy the book from Nosy Crow here.

Written and Illustrated by Ross Collins, shared with permission of Nosy Crow Ltd.

Created and performed by Toby Olié, in association with Little Angel Theatre