Les Antliaclastes, France
Saturday 28. 5. 2022
Theatre Radost – Main stage
Running time: 55 minutes, no intermission
For children from age of 12.
An alchemist puppet operetta, set in the belly of a giant whale. The magical story of searching for one’s self and a meeting of three characters from different worlds – the biblical Jonah, Pinocchio and Melville’s Captain Ahab. The magic of transformation is symbolized by the mysterious ambergris, a substance which is spat out by the whale, so that the gray lump floating on the surface takes on a rare aroma. The French puppet company, Les Antliaclastes, presents a very unique production combining puppets, masks and special technical devices with original music. Almost without words, they create incredible images reminiscent of Jan Švankmajer’s films or the work of the Forman brothers.
Direction, set, puppets: Patrick Sims
Masks, puppets: Joséphine Biereye
Costumes: Camille Lamy
Construction and mechanics of the scene: Richard Penny, Nicolas Hubert
Sound design: Karine Dumont
Light design: Sophie Barraud, Jean Grison
Starring: Karine Dumont, Patrick Sims, Nicolas Hubert, Richard Penny