The Nightingale and the Emperor

2004-2005 NTNG Children's Stage
The Nightingale and the Emperor - Hans Christian Andersen
Opening: Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage, 17/10/2004

How can anyone comfort the sad soul of the emperor, who many many years ago away in the Far East had the most beautiful palace and the most wondrous gardens in the world? The Nightingale, the spirit of the Forest with the unique voice , finds the way to do it. It has elves as its allies and all nature's powers, which call into play wiles and every kind of magic to fulfill their goal. But more than anything the Nightingale has the biggest power well hidden inside its soul, the Truth. What is true? What is a Lie? That is what Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) wonders about when he writes 'The Nightingale' in 1843. Inside the magic world of the fairy tale, animals, toys, plants, constellations, notions come to life, talk and behave like humans, giving wings to the souls of children and grown-ups.

Director: Efi Theodorou
Adaptation: Efi Theodorou
Costumes: Rania Yfantidou
Composition: Nikos Platanos
Choreography: Amalia Bennett
Video design: Yannis Peiralis
Assistant Director: Kallirroi Papadopoulou
80 performances - 25261 spectators
Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage (17/10/2004 - 27/03/2005)