The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Chris de Wilde

Petrushka

Petrushka
  • Production: Petrushka
  • Company: Krazy Kat Theatre Company
  • Venue: Tour
  • Year: 2008
  • Directed by: Caroline Parker
  • Choreography by : Robert Clark
  • Composer : Robert Orledge
  • Scenography by: Chris de Wilde
  • Photography by: Chris de Wilde
  • Design © Chris de Wilde
  • Image © Chris de Wilde
A telling of the tale of Petrushka for 3-9 year olds, set in the round within a circle of Chagal-inspired painted cloths depicting a fair in a Russian village. A mysterious Magician performs with beautiful tabletop puppets that almost seem alive. The naughty puppet Petrushka is killed in a fight over the Ballerina, but just when the Magician thinks the story is over...