‘Encouraging creativity in children is really important for wellbeing’: Peta Swindall is ready to celebrate Little Angel’s 60th anniversary with audiences

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We chatted to the executive director of the Little Angel Puppet Theatre about plans for the theatre’s 60th anniversary year…

First of all congratulations to the Little Angel Theatre on celebrating its 60th anniversary – how does it feel to have helped the theatre reach that milestone?
It’s an honour and great responsibility to be at the helm of Little Angel Theatre at any time. The number of people who tell us that a visit to our theatre was one of their first experiences of theatre or a fond memory of their childhood makes you realise the impact that this little venue has had on so many people, not to mention the work supporting and developing individuals who work in the puppetry industry. Coming out of this pandemic, aware of the struggles of artists and organisations across our whole industry, we are really grateful that the venue is weathering the storm, thanks in no small part to some very generous individuals and foundations who believe in our mission and values, and we continue to strive to support our audiences, artists, local community and staff through this hugely challenging period.