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Little Angel Theatre
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Dogs Don't Do Ballet
22 April–16 July
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
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 theatrical comedy by Little Angel Theatre.
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
22 April–16 July
Theatre, dance, comedy, music and more
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