The character of Buratino, will make his way into the hearts of children this week during three performances where the long-nosed wooden puppet, trained animals and a room full of bikes will put on a hoot of a show.
The performance, based on the popular Russian fairy tale The Adventures of Buratino by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, will start off in Nicosia on Friday, travel to Larnaca on Saturday, and complete the journey on Sunday in Limassol.
Buratino’s creator, Papa Carlo, sends him to school. However, the boy becomes distracted by an advertisement for a local puppet theatre show and sells his textbooks to buy a ticket to the show. Once there he befriends other puppets, but the evil puppet master Karabas Barabas wants to destroy him for disrupting the show.
The story is based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. According to Tolstoy, he read Pinocchio as a child and, having lost the book, he started re-imagining it many years later with the notion of coming up with a series of stories for his own children.
The performance includes colourful costumes, magical music and talented actors who will bring the story of the mischievous puppet to the stage.
Performance for children based on the Russian fairy tale by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy. October 7. Satiriko Theatre, Nicosia. 6.30pm. €12. Tel: 96-302770940
October 8. Skala Theatre, Larnaca. 5pm
October 9. Cultural Events Hall Pano Polemidia, Limassol. 12pm and 5pm