The White Lady/Basilisk. Warsaw Legends - Teatr Lalka
For children aged 4+
The White Lady/Basilisk. Warsaw Legends
Duration: 60 minutes
We invite viewers to a series of seven of the most beautiful Warsaw legends, presented on an intimate scale in various configurations. These familiar, local tales are written in beautiful Polish. They will delight children from primary school and their teachers with their language and narration, and remind them of wondrous stories—partly factual and partly imaginary.
A parade of kings, a review of the armies, a gallery of the most important events in the history of Poland: all of this becomes possible thanks to a little paper theatre where the actors, to the rhythm of verse, bring paper characters and images to life. The spectre of a mysterious White Lady even appears in the window of the Royal Castle.…
Secret passageways, blind alleys, steep steps, cavernous cellars: these are the hidden nooks and crannies of the city curious children follow until they reach the dungeon on Krzywe Koło. The fear is unforgettable, but not strong enough to overcome the desire to find the treasure guarded by the Basilisk. But Malcom pays a heavy price for his curiosity. He places all his hope for rescue in a learned wizard named Hermenegildus….
With funding from the National Centre for Culture under the Online Culture Programme.