Theatre13 is proud to present
"The valiant Tailor, The Frog Prince and Mrs Hulda"
in Erlangen in 2019!
In Theatre 13's 2019 pantomime, the cast will be presenting a combination of three fairy tales: The valiant Tailor, The Frog Prince and Mrs Hulda. As always in our shows, there will be a lot of extra visiting characters and fun and joy for the whole family. All our actors are either native speakers or people who love the English language (or both!). The cast is made up of people of all ages with our oldest being well over 70.
The whole cast accompanied by Konstantin Papoutsidis (musician) and Jenni Heron (writer / director) are already rehearsing the new show. We will have our very own music and, of course, a wordlist for the audience, as always.
Please save 28th and 30th November 2019 in your calendars!
Thursday / 28.11.2019 / 20:00 - 22.00
14€ (VVK 11€ / 8€)
Saturday / 30.11.2019 / 14:30 - 16.30 + 19:00 – 21:00
14€ / 11€ (VVK 11€ / 8€)
All Shows will take place at the Kulturforum Logenhaus
(Universitätsstr. 25, 91054 Erlangen)
Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Logenhaus Kulturforums' ticketing website: https://eveeno.com/KulturDonnerstag-2019-2
All the best,
Your Theatre13 cast
UPCOMING SHOW 2019
The word ‘pantomime’ comes from Ancient Greek and translated basically means ‘copy everything’. For many people, especially outside Great Britain, it evokes images of silent actors mimicking another’s movements. For any Brit, though, the immediate memory is of Victorian theatres, lavish 19th century costumes and lots of fun and laughter.
Pantomimes first started out as a kind of farce, only as an addition to another performance. In the 19th century, its popularity rose, the plots became more melodramatic and longer, and music and dialogue was added. Towards the end of the 19th century, the English Christmas Pantomime had turned into one of the most popular forms of entertainment. It was now a full-length play, based on a fairy-tale as the underlying framework for a combination of different comic routines, dances and specialty acts. Often a girl played the main male character, the ‘principal boy’, and a man was dressed up as a flouncy woman to serve as the ‘dame’ of the show.
In Britain nowadays, the highlight of every pantomime are the often well-known comedians who star in the real leading parts, leaving the title part and the other actors to support the fun and mischief going on ‘behind’ the actual story.
In our pantomimes, we focus on the Fairy Tale as the basic outline for the plot, but always weave in a lovely parallel story with a catastrophic pair who work together and against each other and leave lots of room for comedy. Our writer, Helen Heron, has always succeeded in combining the funny duo with the story in such a way that it feels right, even though it may seem hair-raising when you first hear about the connections between the different characters. In many of our pantomimes she has slipped in figures that have enhanced the story nicely, such as the seven dwarves who suddenly turned up in the forest in Hansel and Gretel.
All the members of Theatre 13 are very enthusiastic about being on stage and enjoying the English Language – so if you feel interested, do get in touch and join us!
ABOUT THEATRE 13
Theatre13 is a group of English-speaking non-professional actors from Erlangen/Nürnberg/Fürth. Derived from Stage13, a group of actors performing in the William-Darby-Kaserne in Fürth for American soldiers and their families, Theatre13 now comes together every year to perform a pantomime, just for the fun of it.
Pantomimes are based on traditional children's stories and fairy tales but the plot lines are often adapted, more comical and contain characters from other tales and centuries.
Theatre13's pantomimes are written and directed by the Heron Family.
Do you want to know more about us or even want to take part?
You can contact us by email via Facebook.