The National Theatre of Northern Greece participates in the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair > (01/09/2017)

The National Theatre of Northern Greece participates in the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair with the exhibition “China at the NTNG” and the educational programme “Les Misérables”.

“China at the NTNG” Exhibition

As this year’s Honoured Country at Thessaloniki International Fair is China, the National Theatre of Northern Greece is exhibiting costumes, models, props and audiovisual material from 4 performances set -in part or in whole- in China, staged during its 56 years of operation.

More specifically, material from the following performances will be exhibited:

Bertolt Brecht 
The Good Person of Szechwan
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 1965
Directed by: Minos Volanakis


Bertolt Brecht 
The Good Person of Szechwan
Moni Lazariston - Sokratis Karantinos Stage, 2002
Directed by: Petros Zivanos


Hans Christian Andersen
The Nightingale and the Emperor
Moni Lazariston - Sokratis Karantinos Stage, 2004
Adapted & directed by: Efi Theodorou


Jules Verne
Around the World in 80 Days
Vassiliko Theatre, 2015
Conceived & adapted by: Stelios Hatziadamidis
Directed by: Tatiana Myrkou


The exhibition is held at Aimilios Riadis Hall with the support of TIF-Helexpo.

“China at the NTNG”
82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (9-17 September 2017)
Aimilios Riadis Hall
WORKING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-22:00
Monday, Tuseday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 16:00-22:00

Educational Programme “Les Misérables

The educational programme “Les Misérables” is addressed to students of the 5th and 6th grade of Elementary School and of the 1st, 2d and 3d grade of High School.

“Les Misérables” describes the lives of the impoverished residents of Paris and the French province of the early 19th century, following the adventures of Jean Valjean and his pursuer, the police inspector Javert. Around these two multi-faceted characters, Hugo weaves an unprecedented tapestry of heroes, elaborating on the concept of Good and Evil.

Director’s Note

The ongoing crisis of culture and society leaves us, once more, with no choice but concentrate on the subject of poverty and inequality. Using excerpts from “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo as starting point, we unfold on stage our thoughts and our concerns for the socio-cultural context in which we live.

Despite the volume of knowledge directed towards them, children today have only learned to retain information. Children today know what is happening on the other side of the planet, but do not know who lives next door. Children today are greatly lacking in emotion, and experience events as news. To put it simply: let us help them, through the power of the Theatre, to feel what is happening around them and next to them a bit more vividly”. 
Nikos Voudouri

Author: Victor Hugo
Adaptation: Nikos Voudouris
Director: Nikos Voudouris
Text supervision: Dimitris A. Kolovos
Assistant Director: Grigoris Tildis
Sketches: Tilemachos Kosmetsas
Production Co-ordinator: Athanassia Androni

Cast: Iordanis Aivazoglou (Javert), Melina Apostolidou (Narrator), Anastassia Daliaka (Cosette), Pantelis Kalpakoglou (Narrator), Nikos Kousoulis (Marius), Stergios Tzaferis (Jean Valjean).

 “Les Misérables”
TIF Outdoor Premises
13, 14 & 15 September 2017 (Curtain time: 19:30)

In order to visit the exhibition “China at the NTNG" and to attend the Educational Programme “Les Misérables” no extra fee is required in addition to the entry ticket of TIF.