The Basilisk/ The Miraculous Christ of the Parish Church. Warsaw Legends - Teatr Lalka

For children aged 4+

The Basilisk/ The Miraculous Christ of the Parish Church. Warsaw Legends

Adaptation: Jarosław Kilian, Aleksandra Rembowska
Direction: Jarosław Kilian
Set design and puppets: Martyna Kander
Music and musical arrangement: Grzegorz Turnau

Cast of The Basilisk: Aneta Harasimczuk, Roman Holc, Wojciech Słupiński.
Cast of The Miraculous Christ of the Parish Church: Beata Duda-Perzyna, Andrzej Perzyna 

For children aged 4+


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.


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….

A colourful tale of Turkish captivity, a brave warrior from Mazuria, a faithful horse, and the miraculous rescue of a cross, brought back from a faraway country until it ultimately finds a home in a church in the Old Town of Warsaw. Truth and legend interweave to form a poetic and astounding story of a place.

With funding from the National Centre for Culture under the Online Culture Programme.


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