Young Readers

Handa's Surprise

A Little Angel Theatre Production

  • 19
  • Oct
  • 19
  • Oct



actors performing a scene from Handa's Surprise


Manchester Literature Festival and Big Imaginations invite you to travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking seven delicious fruits as a surprise, but seven different animals have seven very different ideas… could you resist the sweet smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

This adaptation of Eileen Browne’s popular children’s book, Handa’s Surprise, is a blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song. This is an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the brilliant tangerine surprise!

Suitable for children aged 2 – 6 and their families.

Join us for a pre-show craft activities at 3.30pm.

(There will be performances of Handa’s Surprise for local schools and nurseries on Thursday 19th October at 11.30am & 1.30pm – for more details please email