The Gold Duck/St Mary’s Church. Warsaw Legends - Teatr Lalka

For children aged 4+

The Gold Duck/St Mary’s Church. Warsaw Legends

Duration: 60 minutes

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

Cast of The Gold Duck: Agnieszka Mazurek, Tomasz Mazurek
Cast of St Mary’s Church: Aneta Jucejko-Pałęcka, Wojciech Pałęcki

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.

A princess changed by a spell into a gold duck awaits anyone bold enough to enter the dungeon of an old castle. There she guards treasures such as the world has never known. Will the brave little tailor Lutek become a great lord? Will he meet the tough terms set for him by the golden lady and find happiness in riches? This well-known legend is brought to life by actors animating everyday items, revealing to us surprising possibilities.

A miller and his wife want nothing more than to have their own child. Their dream may come true, but under one condition: in a sign of gratitude for their answered prayers, they erect a church on the Vistula in honour of the Virgin Mary. The church has been familiar to generations of Varsovians, but not everyone knows that its fairy-tale history is connected to flour.

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


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