The Scandinavian House in Prague in cooperation with Studio DAMÚZA put on the stage Astrid Lindgren’s famous story Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter on 17 October 2021 from 15:00. The length of the play is two hours.
An educational trail about Astrid Lindgren’s life and work will be available after the play. The trail will consist of various activities related to the author’s books and life. A small reward will also be available. Completing the trail will take 30 minutes at most.
Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter is a children’s fantasy book by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, first published in 1981.
Ronia is a girl growing up among a clan of robbers living in a castle in the woodlands. As the only child of Matt, the chief, she is expected to become the leader of the clan someday. Their castle, Matt’s Fort, is split into two parts by a lightning bolt on the day of Ronia’s birth. Ronia grows up with Matt’s clan of robbers as her only company, until a rival robber group led by Borka moves into the other half of the castle, exacerbating the longstanding rivalry between the two bands.
One day, Ronia sees Birk Borkason, the only son of Borka, idling by the chasm. He is the only other child she has ever met, and so she is sorry that he is a Borka. He engages her in a game of jumping across, which does not end until Birk almost falls down. Ronia saves him, and they eventually become friends.
Suitable for 8-year-old children (or older) and their parents.
Tickets can be bought here.
The entrance to the educational trail is a part of the ticket for the whole play.
Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…?
In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House has launched a series of Nordic Theatre Evenings. We would like the audience to get a deeper insight into the Scandinavian drama, that might not be as popular as the Nordic crime fiction, but can become similarly addictive. Do not be afraid to start tracking the Nordic theatre in the Czech Republic! Unusual horizons and views of the Nordic landscape guaranteed. No need for skis.
The events are organised as commented theatre performances and consist of e. g. a lecturer’s introduction before the performance or a discussion of a various kind, for example sharing of impressions of the play. The introduction provides information about the author, the performed text and a broader context of the piece, or can even familiarise the audience with the performing tradition of more famous, repeatedly staged dramatic texts. After the performance, there is an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2-4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.
The events are organized with the financial support of statutory town Brno, Prague City Hall and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic.