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Performer drumming with wood instrument

HELIOS Theatre, Germany

May 20th – May 22nd, 2016 at Wychwood Theatre

May 20 10h00 (SOLD OUT) & 13h00 (SOLD OUT)
May 21 10h00 (SOLD OUT) & 16h00
May 22 11h00 (SOLD OUT) & 14h30

Out of a pile of woodchips and branches, a puppeteer and a musician conjure an epic tale about a brave little creature overcoming large obstacles.

It might be as big as a tree or as small as a tiny splinter. It might be furniture or paper – wood surrounds us every day. A percussionist and a puppeteer take their audience on a fascinating journey into wooden pictures and the sound of wood. They create figures and creatures, objects and tools and find out what wood can become in surprisingly new ways.


Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Toronto
Directed by Barbara Kölling
Performed by Michael Lurse
Music by Roman D. Metzner

About HELIOS Theatre

HELIOS Theater was founded in Cologne in 1989 by a group of professional artists from different art forms, moving in 1997 to the city of Hamm. The company is headed by Barbara Kölling as a director and Michael Lurse as a puppeteer.  In close co-operation with actors, puppeteers and musicians Barbara Kölling develops challenging theatre performances for all age groups that imprint the work of the theatre. The artistic process often starts from the material itself, a certain subject or a tale.

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