A spellbinding fairytale adventure comes to Theatre Porto – Baba Yaga
Get ready for a magical journey into the heart of Slavic folklore as Theatre Hullabaloo and Theatre Porto proudly presents “Baba Yaga” a contemporary fairytale adventure for audiences aged 6 and above.
This spellbinding production will run from October 6th to October 12th, 2023 at Theatre Porto and public tickets are ON SALE NOW!
A Modern Twist on a Timeless Tale
Inspired by the Slavic stories of Baba Yaga, the enchanting tale of a sister and brother who are forced to flee their home, only to find themselves in a whole new world – A New-Place. But is this new place really safe? Hush! Just beyond, in a chicken-leg house, lurks the most dangerous of adversaries – Baba Yaga herself. She’s the lip-smacking, chiddler-nicking, fear-smelling witch of legends, and she’s ready to make your heart race.
A Celebration of Children’s Bravery
This dark new fairytale takes unexpected twists and turns, where danger hides in the least expected corners, but safety is closer than you think. With fantastical fairytale ingredients, physical theatre, and an epic score, this production celebrates the bravery of children, reminding us all that courage and ingenuity can triumph even in the face of the most formidable adversaries.
A Collaboration of Creativity
“Baba Yaga” is the result of a collaborative effort between Theatre Hullabaloo and Theatre Porto, developed through conversations with children and families who share a fascination with this ultimate witch. Laura Lindow’s brilliant new play reimagines the best elements of these stories, creating a dark, fairytale world where children’s bravery and ingenuity ultimately triumph.
Critics are already raving about “Baba Yaga”:
- “Brilliant production for the whole family to enjoy together…” – Family Explorers North East
- “Total genius. We loved the show so much that we forgot to breathe!” – Audience Member, April 2022
Educational and Culturally Enriching
“Baba Yaga” is more than just a theatrical experience; it’s an educational journey. In our version, audiences will take a captivating journey with 10-year-old twins as they embark on an adventure to seek safety. Along the way, they’ll be forced to show great resilience and courage to defeat the ultimate witch. This original show will support pupils’ appreciation of common themes and conventions across a range of writing, including traditional tales. It also celebrates the diverse heritage of pupils from Eastern European backgrounds.
- Dates: October 6th – 12th, 2023
- Venue: Theatre Porto, Ellesmere Port
- Performance Duration: 60 minutes
- Tickets: ON SALE NOW!
- Schools or Groups Booking Discounts: Contact jess@TheatrePorto.org
About Theatre Porto
Theatre Porto is a leading arts organization dedicated to bringing captivating and thought-provoking theatrical productions to audiences of all ages. Our commitment to artistic excellence and storytelling is reflected in every performance we bring to the stage. “Baba Yaga” is just one of many incredible productions that we are proud to present in our Ellesmere Piort home.
About Theatre Hullabaloo
Theatre Hullabaloo is a pioneering organisation that makes, tours & promotes theatre for young audiences, aged 0 – 16 years old, because we believe that they are the most important audience of all. We create pioneering work which puts the young person at the heart of the creative process. Our work is driven by the belief that young audiences have an entitlement to theatre of the highest quality which inspires the imagination and challenges the mind.
Theatre Hullabaloo believes that going to the theatre should be part of everyone’s childhood, so we not only work closely with specialist creative teams embedding young people’s contributions at every stage of the artistic process to make and tour our own shows, we also support artists who want to develop work for young audiences and venues who want to offer great theatre for families.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this enchanting adventure! Tickets are selling fast, so secure your seats today and join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of “Baba Yaga.”
For more information and to book your tickets – click here!