Montownia Theatre and Papahema Theatre: Thumbalina for adults

A unique meeting of two independent theatres, two generations and two theatrical languages – drama and puppetry during Modern Art Days!

Montownia Theatre (Warsaw) and Papahema Theatre (Białystok)
Thumbalina for adults (75’)

20 May 2016, 18:00
The Aleksander Węgierko Drama Theatre, Elektryczna str. 12
Tickets: 20 zł (presale), 30 zł (on the day) – available at Forum Cinema and at

The performance for audience aged 12 years and over.

The meeting with the authors after the performance hosted by Olga Gordiejew

“Thumbelina” is one of the most famous Andersen’s fairy tales. Although the search for sexual identity is often pointed out in his tales, according to the author they are targeted at children. Still, the very  first words of “Thumbelina” give rein to an adult’s imagination: “There was once a woman who wished very much to have a little child, but she could not obtain her wish.” Medical science today can successfully help in such situations, no necessarily by prescribing seeds to be planted in a pot… The adventures of a little defenceless girl are the starting point for an alternate version of Thumbelina. Eight actors, using different theatrical conventions, in a funny, unpretentious way reveal things which  often tend to be simplified and infantilized. The fresh look at Andersen’s fairy tale is achieved by means humour and puppets which allow for not indecent depicting of the heroine’s ambiguous adventures. The performance is the result of a meeting of two independent theatres, two generations and two theatrical languages – drama and puppetry.

Montownia Theatre is one of the first independent theatre groups in Poland, founded in 1996 by Warsaw PWST graduates; by critics considered the most important one. It consistently defines its own model of the theatre – an independent, free from bureaucracy, open to unusual ideas and ready to support other artists.
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PAPAHEMA Thetare – founded by graduates of the Puppetry Art Theatre Academy in Bialystok, who dream of implementing theirs ideas by combining different forms of theatre with good literature or contrasting contemporary sensibility and sense of humour with a reflection on the human condition.

adapter and directed by: Teatr Montownia i Teatr Papahema
set design and costumes: Paulina Czernek
music: Wiktor Stokowski
starring: Paulina Moś, Helena Radzikowska, Adam Krawczuk, Marcin Perchuć, Paweł Rutkowski, Rafał Rutkowski, Mateusz Trzmiel, Maciej Wierzbicki
producer: Teatr Montownia



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DSW 2016_Teatr Papahema i Teatr Studio_Calineczka_fot_Kasia Chmura


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