The Luna Rosa Theatre Company will perform its latest show entitled Patito for babies up to 24 months this week, so get the little ones ready for their first outing into the world of the theatre.
The Strovolos theatre company is a pioneer when it comes to baby theatre. It was founded by Anthi Kettiriou and Lena Kasiou to create theatrical experiences concerning social and cultural issues, inspired by human relationships and interactions, diversity, the environment and everyday life. These inspirations are nothing new but the company’s approach to infants and young babies is what makes the shows fresh and new.
The company started out with a summer show called Bloom and a winter one called Pandababy. The first was set at the bottom of the sea and the second told the story of a little girl who did everything she could to stay awake to see Santa.
Now, Patito is set to engage with young babies and give them a very special first theatrical experience. Patito is set at bath time, a time when play and imagination become one. The main character of the story, Lala, enjoys taking her bath in the company of her favourite yellow duck, Patito. Together they are drawn to exciting adventures full of imagination, music, dance and lots of laughter.
According to the company’s website this is “a happy, tender story created exclusively for babies, making their first theatrical experience special, while giving them the chance to organically respond to all the stimuli around them and activating their senses.”
But the show is not just about the babies, parents also get to take part in this unique experience, where they will get to see the unexpected and spontaneous reactions of their baby.
The play will be performed in a small space that fits a few audience members so the babies and parents can get close to the characters and story, giving them the chance to see how much fun they can also have with Patito. It is this close experience and limited number of spectators that make the Luna Rose Theatre performances a sensory, fulfilling experience.
Theatrical performance for infants from 0-24 months. Until June 23. Luna Rosa Theatre Company, 12 Kronos Street, Strovolos. Wednesday and Saturday at 10.30am and Tuesday to Saturday at 6pm. €15 for baby and parent, €5 for an extra adult. Tel: 96-45592