THE BED (Baby version)

Based on the book written by Sylvia Plath.

A Little Angel Theatre production

Thurs 27 February – Sun 22 March 2020

See Diary for performance times

Location: Studios – we have two venues, this performance takes place at our Studios, a short walk from the theatre. Click for more information.

“‘The Bed’ is inventive and cosy and welcoming and difficult to leave, as enticing as a duvet on a chilly morning”
Time Out

Most Beds are Beds for sleeping and resting, but the best Beds are much more interesting!

Curl up and get comfy for a bedtime story like no other. Let us take you on a journey sprinkled with fantasy and escapism, where you will meet elephants, macaws and parakeets. Venture underwater, to the North Pole and even outer space without ever leaving the comfort of your own bed. Beds come in all shapes and sizes, from cots to king-sized, and some you might never have heard of before – see if you can discover them all along the way.

This enchanting poem by Sylvia Plath, written for her own children, is brought to life in a special show for babies and toddlers.

Age guidance:

The Bed is aimed at babies aged 6 – 18 months. The simple poem imagining all the magical things a bed could be is shared with the small audience by a solo performer. The show is multisensory, exploring different worlds, from underwater in a submarine bed, to space in a rocket bed, each with its unique soundscape. Babies are kept engaged through the sensory experience, and there is a chance to play at the end.

For children over 18 months we recommend the toddler version of the show, so children can experience the show with others their age who are interacting in similar ways.

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Baby version (aimed at 6 – 18 months):
£11 Full-price Adults
£9 Children and Babies (over 6 months)
£9 Concessions

Running Time: 45 mins approx. including a short play session


D/deaf friendly:
This production is categorised as D/deaf friendly as it is highly visual and uses little verbal language. The story can be understood equally by D/deaf and hearing audiences. Find out more here.

Adapted and directed by Samantha Lane
Designed by Sophia Lovell Smith
Music composed by Dominic Sales
Lighting designed by Sherry Coenen
Performed by Ruth Calkin
Stage Managed by Verity Clayton

This play is based on the original book The Bed Book. Text copyright © Sylvia Plath 1984. Illustrations copyright © Quentin Blake 1984. Published by Faber & Faber.