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Puppet show provides a unique take on story of Frankenstein


Everybody knows that tall, green-coloured creature known as Frankenstein. He has been portrayed thousands of times, sometimes as an evil monster, others as a kind-hearted soul with a tough, expressionless exterior. This month, Frankenstein’s story is coming to Nicosia as Canícula Puppets, a puppet theatre company from Guatemala now based in Cyprus, presents a unique family show for just one night.

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s landmark novel, Canicula Puppets’ Frankenstein is the sweet story of Olivia Frankenstein, a curious little girl who loves dancing and whose life is interrupted by a strange encounter. Olivia comes face to face with the creation of her father, Dr Frankenstein, a man-made creature feared by many but not by her. Both being different, they come closer to an escape from a cruel and discriminating world. A beautiful friendship is born.

The show will take place on Saturday 17 at Engomio Cultural Centre for one night only and is suitable for families. Both children and adults will experience magic as well as sweet melancholy, through the eyes of a blind little girl and the noble heart of a monstrous creature. It is a show of light and shadows, music and silence.

The play has no verbal exchanges. Its language is the puppets’ interaction, lighting and music. The music composed exclusively for this play reflects the emotions of each scene in a visually poetic way, and frames the interaction between the characters in a magical, heart-warming way befitting of the festive season.



Puppet theatre by Canícula Puppets. Family-friendly. December 17. Engomio Cultural Centre, Nicosia. 7pm. suitable for ages 8 and above. Tel: 99-300202.

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