Gianni Rodari’s characters, loved by everyone, come alive on the stage of our puppet theatre to take us in the vast hedge maze in the garden of the Castle.
Some of the most popular characters of “Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault meet up in the forest, not for tricking each other, but for becoming friends.
Old friends will meet again on the fairytale meadow…but is the meadow the same and why is everything so different?
What shall we do today? Let’s do something together. Let’s create a “fariy tale meadow” and sink into the magic world of those stories that flowers, birds and ladybugs whisper to us.
In the woods we know, something new will happen. There will be an …apple..standing between good friends.
Some characters will never be forgotten, Winnie the Pooh for example.
Four magic cooks with fantasy and imagination will introduce the audience in an unexpected game with vegetables, fruits and other products of the vast world of food.
Far away, in the deepest sea, in the middle of a land of marvelous plants and fish, colorful corals and castles made of shells, live the mermaids.
A painted little man is headed to the land of Geometry. On his way, he will meet Circly, Rectangly, Square-man and Triangulus, who will go with him, inpatient to get to know the world. At the end, they all will discover that there is nothing better than living together.
Created after Leda Mileva’s poem of the same name, a favorite author of generations of Bulgarian children, the performance is introducing us to the woods of magic, where the two little bunnies – Greyclothy and Quickrunny play together carelessly.
Visual, interactive, this performance – a street procession, is an attractive open air event, having a bright and a very powerful impact on the audience.
Being a favorite tale of generations of Bulgarian kids “The Crooked Duckling” after Elin Pelin becomes true once more on the stage of Varna State Puppet Theatre to resurrect the very nice tradition of telling enchanting stories around the home fire.
Author performance by the actors`team
Funny and educational, this performance will introduce the children to the vast world of fruits and vegetables – one unexpected walk around the magic garden of imagination, which wakes up the appetite for healthy foods.
In an unreachable tower with no doors, far from people’s eyes, lives the long-haired beauty Rapunzel.
Here is a discover – what if all the colors,
Start a dance on a blank piece of paper?
Performance – fairy tale game by the cast
Mrs. Sunny and Mr. Rainy are always arguing about who is more important for all the kids and flowers – the Sun or the Cloud.
In every country, in every town, in every neighbourhood, on every street lives at least one weird old man who can not smile.
“The Magic Tinder” is a story about the story teller Hans-Christian Andersen.
It’s a story about the world of fairy tales where everything is possible if we wish it and strongly believe it. Also about the responsibilities we take when we follow our wishes.
Little Piggy is romping, playful and very curious. He wants to play, he even wants to help, but the only thing he hears is “You are still too young” and “When will you grow up, Unruly kid?”
Under an old beech tree
Somewhere far away from here
The island of the evil – Crocodilia, must turn into an island of the song. So the best singers from all over the world will help for that : Sami the Eagle from USA, Baluba the Zebra from Africa, Bravo the Parrot from Latin America, Misha the Bear from Russia, Francois the Rooster from France, Capitolia the She-wolf from Italy and Gramotran the Donkey from Bulgaria
Who does not remember the story about that absent-minded old man, who had gone for Zlatitsa and lost his mitten?
Allegro Vivace is a funny musical puppet show, where we meet again the musical charm of puppets and their amazing abilities. Puppet abilities to make us laugh and provoke positive and cheerful emotions in us are the main topic of the show
A cheerful educational performance full of music and songs that invites the young spectators to visit the forest school.
« Puss in Boots » is a play created by a theatre crew of young people. The play is devoted to the 400th anniversary of the birth of Charles Perrault.
The beloved children’s tale is back to the stage 16 years later in a mini variant.
A magic performance after the reputed Andersen’s tale that inspired ones of the most interesting modern Bulgarian people of theatre – the writer Teodora Dimova, the director Georgy Mihalkov, the stage designer Svila Velichkova and the entire staff of Varna Puppet Theatre.
The story of the young parrot Rony is a touching story about friendship which does not suffocate you but gives air to the other one to live his own life, to discover things, to suffer his own life lessons.
The incredible story-teller Ran Bosilek will carry us away to animals` world and their relationships, which help children to understand that when one thinks of himself only and overlooks friendship a lot of unpleasant things can happen to him.
A young princess lives a free and happy life in the kingdom of her father. The witch that watches her from outside sneaks in the palace and incites the Princess to ask for a Golden leaf from the Singing three, which will bring her happiness, as a present for her birthday.
What could stand in the way of a tender friendship as it happens with Kay and Gerda? A small piece of the wicked mirror that makes you see the world ugly; the kiss of Snow Queen that freezes your heart…
When you are young, sincere and somewhat naive there will always be someone to mock at you. This is absolutely disgusting – the old and reliable keeper of the farmyard Sharo comes to this conclusion.
A granpa and a grandma lived once near the deep blue sea…
To promise something and to keep your promise – that’s praiseworthy! But the princess in this story does just the opposite! Any evasion from responsibility sweeps her along into lie after lie.
Cinderella is the favorite story of children and adults. A tale that makes the audience believe in miracles and want to relive all over again the touching story of a poor girl, who becomes a princess.
What does teaching somebody something mean? What does finding your own voice mean?
This performance has been provoked by Arthur Penn’s movie “Little big man” which stars Dustin Hoffman – a renowned western of 20th century. It tells the story of a little man whose odyssey turns him into a big man.
Jumping over the borders of time, the myth of Orpheus is still exciting with our increasing need for the light sprayed by the invisible power of art.
This performance will marry opera and puppet art in a series of symbolically connected scenes of Mozart’s five most famous operas – “Don Giovanni”, “Thus do they all”, “The magic flute”, “The marriage of Figaro”, “The abduction from the Seraglio”.
Or Main rehearsal of the performance of Jules Verne
In the theatre of Genadii Panfilovich –
With music, volcanic eruptions and English sailors in four acts, with a prologue and an epilogue
“Silent Legends” is a try along the help of the dance theater and the multimedia to create the visual worlds of two Bulgarian legends about wood-nymphs, united in a common plot.
Everything started after I read „Gelsomino in the country of liars“ after Gianni Rodari.
The newest performance “With a Light Step and Other Tries” is uniting 13 extremely funny stories in a tragical-comic mix. Inspired by the art of the israeli artist Hanoch Levin.
Nine people leave on a summer day from nine different places,
to get together at some time past nine at an unusual place for an unusual meeting.
Bollywood is the Indian equivalent of Hollywood.
A man made of wood makes paper. A man writes on this paper about another man made of wood who chops a tree and makes a man who…
An ordinary little swallow meets on the road a stone statue, the Happy Prince, “gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hit”. It never occurred to them that this meeting will change their lives, involving them in a variety of dramatic experiences…
We dare to be the people such as we are only in our dreams.When are we real ? In our waking hours or when we sleep?
Beauty and the Beast is a romantic story for adults based on the original fairy-tale written by the French author Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
The performance Some Peculiarities of … the Puppet Theatre is a unique show exhibiting known and unknown characters in new situations.
Mozart and Salieri is one of the Pushkin’s Small Tragedies that is written in 1830.
The cave and the shadows is a vanguard performance, created after the idea and pictures of Sasho Anastasov, who is a famous Bulgarian painter.
An amusing play of imagination and fantasy, which is woven upon some motif taken from the treasury of authentic Bulgarian folklore. A real story narrated with the help of everyday objects from the nearest past and with many bright hues of various forms and sounds woven in it.