The Little Angel Theatre is known for its puppet shows, and I went along to their studio to see a production called Heaven, based on the works of artist René Magritte. The original 1991 production by Theater Taptoe toured the world, and this new intimate version was created by Luk De Bruyker and Willem Verheyden. It is aimed at a wide audience: ages seven and up.

Told without words, this quirky tale sees a be-suited gentleman, representing Magritte himself, walking on to a curtained stage. He encounters random objects, surreal scenarios and even representations of himself within a frame behind the curtain. Drawn into his own paintings, he has a variety of adventures.

This surreal show is incredibly charming, whimsical and entertaining. Everyone in the audience, from young children to elderly adults, was entranced. I loved this quirky and unusual piece of theatre.


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