The Dong with a Luminous Nose

The Dong with a Luminous Nose

Little Angel Theatre · 14 SEP - 10 NOV

Based on the poem by Edward Lear.


And those who watch at that midnight hour
From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
Cry, as the wild light passes along, –
“The Dong! The Dong!
The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
The Dong! The Dong!
The Dong with a luminous nose!

Edward is a bit of an oddball. A shy and troubled boy, he makes no effort to get on with other people. Instead 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.

Critic reviews

There’s an attention to detail here that is genuinely moving and implies real respect and admiration, both in relation to the source material but also the children watching

The Guardian

Admirably ambitious if narratively perplexing rendering of Edward Lear's wistful poem

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 14 Sep - Sun 10 Sep, 10.15am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 2.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins


Little Angel Theatre
14 Dagmar Passage N1 2DN London, UK · Get Directions

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