Moscow Department of Culture
The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Center
Running time: 40 min
On January 6, 2016, children and their parents are invited to the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Center for a musical performance by the Flying Banana Theatre full of joy and festive miracles. Just like all other productions of the company, “Stick Man”, an adaptation of the book by Julia Donaldson, is a spectacular feast with impressive scenery and costumes, guitar play and elements of shadow play. Acting is accompanied by sand animation projected on the screen (Lilia Chistina). The performance will run as part of the theatre’s special program for the school break.
“Stick Man” is a story of breathtaking and dangerous adventures of Stick Man who is constantly mistaken for a stick by everyone he meets on his way. He once goes jogging and gets captured by a dog as if in a “fetch” game. He takes turns as a mast in a kid’s ship in a turbulent river, and a sword, and a cricket bat, and a stick in a swan’s nest, and an arm for a snowman. He nearly ends up thrown in a fire! Will he escape and get back to his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three?
The performance is directed by extravagant Martin Cooke, the theatre’s artistic director who instills all of the company’s productions with beautiful English charm, kind humour and the feeling of joyful play.
“To play is to be” is the motto of the Flying Banana theatre. “We strive to share with kids a positive experience of engaging in a play of imagination. Our performances create no boundaries between the audience and the stage, which allows young viewers to plunge into the magic world of kind stories and the English language”, the company explain.
Flying Banana Children’s Theatre is the only Moscow-based children’s theatre staging colorful productions in English for little viewers. The company is comprised of professional playwrights and actors who are native English speakers; over its 10 years of history, the theatre has earned a perfect reputation.
Author of the story – Julia Donaldson; director – Martin Cooke; music – Sergey Taff and Anton Rivera; sand art – Lilia Chistina; manager – Natasha Cooke.
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Center and online at the website of Manege and Voxxter.ru. The ticket price is 750 rubles.
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