Ciroka Theatre Theatre of Shadows (Árnyak Színháza)

This is a beautiful and moving puppet show that reflects the story and illustrations of the book ‘Ophelia’s Shadow Theatre’ by Michael Ende. The puppet stage is fashioned as an enormous pop-up book, turning the pages to reveal the different scenes in which the character of Ophelia and the shadowy ghosts of her theatre appear.

Ophelia lived and worked in a beautiful old-fashioned theatre until the day the theatre closed down, when she decided to create a travelling theatre from the shadows of all the characters from the theatre’s past shows.

A visual delight for adults and children, Theatre of Shadows can be both funny and sad, and keeps the pace up with the help of live music on accordion and soprano saxophone. It is performed by Hungarian puppeteers in English.

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