Who’s afraid of gorillas? Nordic theatre day for children with Frida Nilsson

No panic on the Titanic!

The Scandinavian House and Brno’s Polárka Theatre organise an accompanying event to the perfomance Gorilla and Me as part of the festival Děti, čtete?!, namely a family quest game following the footsteps of Swedish writer Frida Nilsson.

After one of the performances (the performances start at 10:30 and 15:30; the trail will be available from 11:40 to 13:00 and then from 16:40 to 18:00), you can go on an adventurous moose trail and get to know the literary source of the performance Gorilla and Me as well as other books by Frida Nilsson translated by Viola Somogyi and published in Czech by Portál.

You can walk the trail at your own pace, either briskly or casually. You’ll flip through the books, figure out the task, and then pass them on to other searchers. A small prize awaits all successful moose trackers.

Admission to the trail is free, no registration required.

See https://divadlopolarka.cz/festiva-deti-ctete/ for a full schedule of the day.

The whole event including the performance itself will be in Czech, only.

About Gorilla and Me

When I was nine, I was adopted by a gorilla.

One day, a half-broken Volvo rolls into the orphanage and out steps… a gorilla. He takes little Jonna from here to his home – the dump. Does the gorilla eat children? And what does a good mommy look like?

A story about how nothing is as it seems at first sight. That behind the claws and the monkey grin, there may very well be a loving heart. About shyness, fear, trust and how the salvage yard can be the best home in the world. And if you happen to lose that home, there’s still one place to go. Where is it? Where someone is waiting for you.

Suitable for audiences ages 6 and up.

Show length: 70 minutes (no intermission)

More information including tickets can be found on the theatre’s website.

Photo: Polárka Theatre

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.