Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

By Little Angel Theatre

Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He likes moonlight. And music. And walking on his tiptoes.
You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks he’s a ballerina…
The sublime and the ridiculous combine in this hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams, brought to life using beautiful puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy.

This play is based on the original book Dogs Don’t Do Ballet © 2010 text by Anna Kemp, illustrations by Sara Ogilvie. First published in the United Kingdom by Simon and Schuster UK Ltd.


A Little Angel Theatre Production

Based on the book by Anna Kemp with illustrations by Sara Ogilvie, published by Simon and Schuster Ltd.
Adapted by David Duffy and Andrea Sadler
Directed by David Duffy
Puppet Design by Keith Frederick
Set Design by Tim Sykes
Sound Designed and Recorded by Reuben Cornell
Piano performed by Alex Carter


Further Information for Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

This production is recommended for ages 2+

Running time: Approx 45 Minutes

The 11am shows are open to all ages, meaning those under 2 can attend. Tickets for under 2s are free, but must be booked. Audience members cannot take prams into the auditorium and under 2s will need to sit on an adult’s lap. Prams can be left in our foyer.


Reviews for Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

‘This is a rollicking romp of a show that also manages to subtly pose questions about difference and stereotyping. It’s also probably the only place you’ll get to watch a dog in a pink tutu dance to Swan Lake……. This is one children’s show where the adults are guaranteed to laugh as hard as the kids (and probably
more). Little Angel’s latest production tells the superbly silly and at times wonderfully surreal story of ballet-mad mutt, Biff, whose dream is to become a ballerina and dance alongside his owner, the similarly ballet-smitten Anna.’ – Rebecca Taylor, Time Out *****

‘If you only take your children to one show make sure that it is ‘Dogs Don’t Do Ballet’ ….. the production is enchanting, hilarious, expertly performed and suitable for all ages. The combination of music, comedic storytelling, puppetry and warm performances is an absolute winner. A beautifully conceived show with lovely costumes, playful ballerina puppets, a delightful Anna and an adorable Biff. My seven year scored this 10 out of 10.’ – Bryony Hegarty, N16 Magazine

‘I don’t think I’ve ever heard so much children’s laughter ringing out around as at Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet … There is slapstick humour as well as some beautifully poignant moments and great songs. Well worth seeing to fire your little ones’ imagination.’ – Emma Bartholomew, Hackney Gazette


Additional Access

All performances have unreserved seating. Please note that there is a flight of stairs to get into the auditorium. If you require the front accessible row or step-free access, please book our Accessible Seats, or phone the Theatre to book on 01603 629921.



Adult £12

Child £10

Family of four £40 (1 adult and 3 children OR 2 adults and 2 children)

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