Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica
Marjuta Slamič, Jure Kopušar, Ana Facchini, Gorazd Jakomini, Andrej Zalesjak, Matija Rupel; photo SNG Nova Gorica/Peter Uhan

The Tiger Lillies, Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermot

Shockheaded Peter

Shockheaded Peter

Bizarre operetta

First Slovene Production

on programme

spletni nakup vstopnic

  • 31. 12. 2019 at 20.30. SNG Nova Gorica

duration 1 hour and 30 minutes without interval

premiere

07. December 2016, SNG Nova Gorica
Second premiere 08. December 2016, SNG Nova Gorica

about text

This musical play by the cult London group The Tiger Lillies is an adaptation of the world renowned children’s picture book Shockheaded Peter (Struwwelpeter, 1845) by the German psychiatrist, poet and writer Heinrich Hoffmann. The “junk-opera”, as the authors themselves called it, was first shown in London in 1998, followed by stagings all over the world, from Broadway to the Burgtheater in Vienna. It also won a number of awards, including the most important one, the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (2002).
Hoffmann’s Shockheaded Peter includes different stories written in the time of the so called dark romanticism. Bizarre stories speak about children’s bad behaviour and its potential dangerous consequences. A child who won’t eat keeps losing weight until he dies; another one who doesn’t watch his steps, falls into the water and nearly drowns; a girl who plays with forbidden matches burns ... In the stories, fear is a tool to teach children good behaviour and obedience. Regardless of the dubious legacy of such poisonous pedagogy the work is considered one of the most successful children’s books; its motifs have been used in literature, film and television. Mark Twain translated it into English, and recently the American series Family Guy parodied its episodes.
This unusual play, intended for adults and young adults, enthrals with the grotesque-morbid intensification of well-known stories and dark humour.

awards

  • Žlahtna komedija 2017 po izboru strokovne žirije 26. festivala Dnevi komedije, Celje, 2017
  • Tantadruj 2017 za predstavo v celoti
  • Jelena Proković -  posebno priznanje za kostumografijo v uprizoritvi Peter Kušter, 41. Dnevi satire Fadila Hadžića Zagreb, Hrvaška, 2017
  • Znak kakovosti Zlata paličica, Festival Zlata paličica, Ljubljana, 2017
  • Andrej Rozman Roza - Borštnikova nagrada za prevod dela Peter Kušter, 52. Festival Borštnikovo srečanje, Maribor, 2017

festivals and performances abroad

  • 26. festival Dnevi komedije, Celje, 2017
  • Drama Festival Ljubljana, 2017
  • 41. Dnevi satire Fadila Hadžića, Zagreb, Hrvaška, 2017
  • 9. Bienale lutkovnih ustvarjalcev Slovenije, LG Maribor, 2017
  • Festival Zlata paličica, Ljubljana, 2017
  • 52. Festival Borštnikovo srečanje, Maribor, 2017
  • 20. Mednarodni gledališki festival Sabanci, Adana, Turčija, 2018
  • 58. Međunarodni dječji festival Šibenik, Hrvatska, 2018
  • 23. revija lutkarskih kazališta, Rijeka, Hrvatska, 2018
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View complete schedule for the show

  • 07. 12. 2016 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 08. 12. 2016 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 09. 12. 2016 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 14. 12. 2016 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 21. 12. 2016 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 05. 01. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 06. 01. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 21. 01. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 26. 01. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 04. 02. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 26. 02. 2017 at 17.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 03. 03. 2017 at 19.30. Festival Dnevi komedije Celje
  • 06. 03. 2017 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 27. 03. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 28. 03. 2017 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 15. 04. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 08. 05. 2017 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 25. 05. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 28. 05. 2017 at 20.00. Drama Festival 2017, SNG Drama Ljubljana
  • 02. 06. 2017 at 20.00. 41. Dani satire Fadila Hadžića, Zagreb, Hrvatska
  • 16. 09. 2017 at 20.00. 9. Bienale lutkovnih ustvarjalcev Slovenije, LG Maribor
  • 01. 10. 2017 at 18.00. Zlata paličica 2017, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana
  • 24. 10. 2017 at 20.00. 52. Borštnikovo srečanje, Maribor
  • 03. 11. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 21. 11. 2017 at 19.30. Delavski dom Trbovlje
  • 10. 12. 2017 at 18.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 11. 12. 2017 at 12.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 12. 12. 2017 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 19. 12. 2017 at 20.00. Drama SNG Maribor
  • 22. 12. 2017 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 30. 12. 2017 at 19.30. Cankarjev dom Ljubljana
  • 31. 12. 2017 at 19.30. Cankarjev dom Ljubljana
  • 30. 01. 2018 at 19.30. Mestno gledališče ljubljansko
  • 31. 01. 2018 at 01.30. Mestno gledališče ljubljansko
  • 13. 02. 2018 at 19.30. Dom kulture Velenje
  • 17. 02. 2018 at 19.00. Kulturni center Lendava
  • 26. 02. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 14. 03. 2018 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 14. 03. 2018 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 29. 04. 2018 at 20.00. International theatre festival Sabanci Adana, Turkey
  • 30. 04. 2018 at 20.00. International theatre festival Sabanci Adana, Turkey
  • 19. 06. 2018 at 21.00. 58. Međunarodni dječji festival Šibenik, Hrvatska
  • 20. 10. 2018 at 19.30. Kulturni dom Krško
  • 03. 11. 2018 at 19.30. 23. Revija lutkovnih gledališč Reka, Hrvaška
  • 27. 12. 2018 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 09. 04. 2019 at 20.00. Prešernovo gledališče Kranj
  • 10. 04. 2019 at 18.00. Prešernovo gledališče Kranj
  • canceled
  • 23. 04. 2019 at 10.30. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 24. 04. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 20. 05. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 21. 05. 2019 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 11. 06. 2019 at 19.00. Prešernovo gledališče Kranj
  • 13. 10. 2019 at 19.00. Weöres Sándor Színház, Szombathely, Hungary
  • 04. 12. 2019 at 18.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 31. 12. 2019 at 20.30. SNG Nova Gorica