The Dong with a Luminous Nose

A Cubic Feet and Monstro Theatre co-production, in association with Little Angel Theatre
Autumn 2021

“This is a deliciously visceral experience that leaves the young audience with their skin tingling
and their curiosity piqued”
– The Guardian

Edward is a bit of an oddball. A shy and troubled boy, he is always watching the horizon, waiting for something to happen. Then one day “the Jumblies” arrive, and his life is turned upside down… then shaken about a bit… and then a bit more!
With a huge and colourful cast of abstract and figurative puppets, this absurd take on Lear’s nonsense classic explores that difficult age between being a child and becoming an adult. Brought to you by the designer/director and composer partnership behind Little Angel Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

The Dong with a Luminous Nose is aimed at ages 7 – adult.


Based on the poem by Edward Lear
Directed by Peter O’Rourke
Lighting Designed by David Duffy
Composition and Sound Design by Ben Glasstone
Performed by Richard Booth, Ronnie Le Drew, Andrea Sadler, Gilbert Taylor and Nix Wood.

Venues and Dates:

September 2021

Weds 22 – Thurs 23: Theatre Clwyd, Cymru 
Sat 25: The Woodville, Gravesend
Sun 26: Leatherhead Theatre, Leatherhead
Tues 28 – Weds 29: Mansfield Place, Mansfield

October 2021

Fri 1 – Sat 2: the egg, Bath 
Sun 3: Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Fri 8: Ditchling Museum, Ditchling
Sun 10: Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight 
Weds 13 – Thurs 14: Uppingham School, Oakham
Sun 17: artsdepot, London 
Weds 20: Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Sat 23: Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford 
Sun 24: Leeds Carriageworks, Leeds
Mon 25: South Mill Arts, Bishop’s Stortford
Tues 26 – Weds 27: Winchester Theatre Royal, Winchester
Thurs 28 – Fri 29: Cygnet Theatre, Exeter
Sat 31: Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames