“Cat's house” is made in the “black cabinet” technique, the dolls change bodies or only heads fly in the air. It is interesting that some roles were simultaneously played by two people, for example, the hands of the Cat were performed by the actress Elena Teryokhina, and the body and head of the Cat were Love Rumyantseva. The houses were also unusual - they were performed by actors dressed in coats and hats, with windows and doors on them, thus the house seemed alive and similar to its owners. Pig's house was especially filled up for me, 10 pigs were sitting on a tray and at the same time they knocked with spoons, and my daughter was impressed when the barefoot actor came out and dressing his characters began to build a new house. I am always waiting for the fire to be shown, here first there appeared red numbers 01, and then the actress in a costume resembling flames danced. The artists not only danced, but also sang. With such a “Cat's House” S. Ya. Marshak, the director-director and founder of the Magic Lamp Theater, Vladimir Stein, wanted to show us.
Is there a friendship between cats and dogs, we saw in the play "A kitten named Gav" in the Moscow theater of the children's book "The Magic Lamp". The staging after the fairy tale by G. Oster was invented and created: artistic director Marina Gribanova, director-director Viktor Plotnikov, composer Sergey Mirolyubov. In the course of the plot, chapters from the book are recognizable: “Alone troubles”, “Middle of the sausage”, “So not fair”, “Echo”, “What is your name?”. The performance is a puppet, his five dolls are playing: Kitten Gav, puppy Ball, Cat, Dog and Mouse. All the dolls except for the mouse are rather large (cane, if I'm not mistaken), they are not similar to the usual cartoon characters, with big eyes, opening mouths, loops of strings or rags of pastel colors imitate wool (the kitten and the puppy look alike, I confused them first). Professional actors control the dolls, they sing well and mimic the mood of the geers. Puppeteers are dressed in gray T-shirts and jeans, and caps on the heads of men create the feeling that they are just residents of the city where the action takes place. From the scenery on the stage are two apartment buildings with drainpipes and antennas, between the houses are wires and a wooden table. In the play a lot of children's humor, for the first time my daughter laughed, not because it was funny to me, but because she was having fun. And I liked the spiteful Cat and the kindhearted Dog. In addition, the play is instructive, it helps children to understand and accept the fact that there are dissimilar creatures, but we must try to live in peace with everyone. The duration of the performance is 1 hour with intermission. Recommended for children from 3 years. We first visited the Magic Lamp Theater, outside a nice building (next to the metro), inside is a beautiful interior, there is a buffet (there are handmade confectionery made from natural ingredients — we liked sugar-free lollipops with dried raspberries and muffins with nuts) and elevator for wheelchair users, and on the doors of the toilet are inscriptions for the blind in braille. In the auditorium there are eighty seats of different color categories, rows with a good rise, and the stage is quite low, besides, the administrator is seated by the administrator - adults behind adults, and children behind children - is thus clearly seen from any location. After the intermission, administrator Alexander Mikhailovich invited everyone to ring the real bell and open the second act of the performance. In the children's book theater, there simply cannot be a book, so during the intermission we looked into the buffet and met the writers Inna Gamazkova and Mark Schwartz (sister and brother) and purchased a book with an autograph. In the theater, polite staff who pay attention to children and adults, this makes you want to come here again and again.
Were at the play. The child is 4 years old. The cartoon about the kitten is very fond of, in fact, therefore, they chose this very show. Despite the fact that, in general, the impressions of the theater are very good, there is a feeling that in interactive theaters the child is still more interesting: by the end of the second part of the performance, it became boring to sit in one place. Probably, the puppet show is still not for such fidgets as our tomboy ...
Were at the play with a grandson of 4.5 years. Grandson really liked. Performance for children from 3 to 5 years. The hall is comfortable. The spectators in the hall are seated so that all the kids could be seen. This is a very good solution. For this rule of administration special thanks.
Were on performance with the grandson 3 years. The theater is beautiful, the hall is small, cozy. Very attentive administrator. Immediately with the "hangers" received attention and help. Seated in the hall so that it was visible to all. Grieved that the performance began and naturally ended at the wrong time. No one warned about this and did not apologize for the inconvenience. The grandson himself watched the performance without stopping, but my opinion is that it’s too early for this performance since 3 years. Most of all he liked the scene like a cat catching a mouse. And the monologues, I think, were still incomprehensible to him, especially the term “civil war” between a cat and a dog. But the grandson was pleased
Loved the play. Were with my daughter for 5 years. The tale is interspersed with the text of Pushkin's letters to friends and Natalia Ivanovna. The idea is successful: it is also interesting for adults, the author is revealed in his new capacity, getting closer. A very good idea to invite children's writers, the child is delighted.
A wonderful performance! Amazing dolls. The game of actors is gorgeous! Bravo! A small hall - everything is admirable from any place. Excellent introductory speech of the administrator, who told the young audience about the rules of behavior in the theater is very entertaining. Watched with pleasure, my children 10 and 6. Thank you!
The performance of Winnie the Pooh left only positive emotions. Grandchild 6 years old and he just went to school this year. It turned out in the topic, because Christopher Robin was saying goodbye to the toys before the school)) The actors play surprisingly in a kind way. Thank you! The child liked it. Very cute theater, it's children's. As real (hall, buffet, hall), but in miniature. The children are comfortable in it, like at home. And the bell is given a call!
On January 9, we were with our children, the twins Dusya and Marusya, on the wonderful New Year fairy tale "The Magic Tree" at the Magic Lamp Theater. Here is how much magic at once - our Dusya was amazed! Yes, and the atmosphere in the theater was truly magical, truly Christmas and festive. The performance itself is fun, cheerful and dynamic. In many jokes, understandable even to very tiny babies. Touching heroes - a chicken, a pig, a puppy, bunnies, a hedgehog are as defenseless and tender as the children gathered in the hall, the oldest of whom, it seems, was not even four years old. But these tiny animals managed to defeat the wolf with the fox, terrible and toothy, insidious and strong, and the New Year, of course, came, and with it - gifts of joy and fun. Thanks to everyone who works in this wonderful theater for a wonderful fairy tale and festive mood! We will definitely come to you!
For a long time we love "Magic lamp". We wish the theater long life. We watched "Kitten Gav", "A cat that walks by itself", "Winnie the Pooh", "A Tale of a Dead Princess". Miracle performances. For us it was always not a "going out", but - a visit to a cozy "theater apartment" where you will be met at home, where you can get acquainted with the "living" children's writer or poet, where children play before the show, where favorite characters are familiar from books. All this forces us to return, now with our youngest son. But in our last trip there was a feeling, as if something had happened to our friends that was sad, but from us, as from dear guests, this is hidden. On the theater, whether discouraged or discouraged. As if someone left home and did not return. I do not know, they did not follow the inner life of the theater. But as soon as the theatrical family gets better, I'm sure: the wick of the "Magic Lamp" will flare up again.
We will visit your theater with pleasure. The performance was very much liked, especially it was great that the writer Masha (not my name unfortunately) explained and helped to understand the children what an identity is, because in 4-5 years the children do not yet know this and the performance would be incomprehensible to them.