Family Programme Feb Half Term: Medusa's First Kiss at Little Angel Theatre

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Medusa’s First Kiss at Little Angel Theatre  

Medusa has just started at Olympus High. Look, there’s sports star Atlas out on the field, Aphrodite cheerleading from the side, goth Persephone hanging out by the school gates and don’t forget mysterious school-witch Circe… Maybe this is the school where Medusa will finally learn how to fit in. But soon enough she’s out with the gods, as mean girl Athena writes a load of nasty words on her locker and even her own snakes-for-hair decide to give her the cold shoulder. She’s on her own.

Will she ever find friends, let alone love? And who will help her along the way? themselves. 

Through playful knitted puppetry and electrifying punk rock music from Holly Mallett (Moxy in CBBC’s Andy & The Band) and P Burton-Morgan (In The Willows, Little Mermaid, Jungle Book) this brand new musical of self-acceptance and friendship is brought thrillingly to life. Percy Jackson meets Heartstopper, with rock songs.

Age guidance: 10+

Medusa’s First Kiss is aimed at everyone over 10. Our shows for older children are challenging, and explore ideas that are relevant to them and to all of us – we don’t give an upper age because we are recommending the show for young people and adults too. These shows can be less suitable for children under the given ages for many reasons, including more mature themes, complexity of language and narrative, and subject matter or scenes that some may find scary or upsetting. We appreciate that everyone is different and age ranges can only be a rough guide, so it’s most important that you read all the guidance before booking for the child you would be bringing.

Visually, the show does not contain anything likely to be troubling (unless you are afraid of snakes!). However, the characters are young people at secondary school exploring emotions and relationships, including romantic relationships. The story deals with bullying, including online bullying. There is a scene where girls talk and sing about dealing with unwanted attention. Another song touches on adult relationships when Hera / the school counsellor sings about her marriage to Zeus.

There are some references to sexual orientation and gender identity. The character of Circe uses they / them pronouns and one of the snakes says they identify as non-binary.

There is sophisticated vocabulary in places, and ideas and references that might be new to young people, but it isn’t necessary to understand every word, or to be familiar with the mythical Greek figures, to follow Medusa’s story. All ages can enjoy the music and puppetry, but children who are much younger than the teenage characters may not relate as well to the feelings they are expressing or the issues they are facing.


Location: Little Angel Studios, Sebbon St, London N1 2EH


(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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