A bilingual play about a very special collection. Recommended for grade 3 and 4 (from first year of learning English) or ages 6+
Finn and Lukas are obsessed with their new “Power Race” trading cards. The boys fight over the most sought after card, “Camilla the Dancing Warrior”. In the scuffle, this and the “Martia Assassina” card are torn in half. Little do the boys know that by doing this, they bring these two powerful characters to life. Finn must help “Princess Camilla” in her quest to escape the deadly “Martia Assassina”. His daily life becomes an adventure, as he takes Camilla home, goes to school with her and introduces her to his friends. It’s a race against the clock: In order to defeat Martia Assassina, Camilla needs a ladybird, a horseshoe and a four leaf clover. Can the two find Camilla’s three lucky charms in time, or will Martia Assassina become Queen?
Performers Liz Erber, Judith Shoemaker,Sebastian Weissbach, Florian Korty
Writers Peter Scollin and Kenneth Phillips
Director Anja Scollin
Stage Moritz Nitzsche
Costumes Imke Sturm-Krohne
Duration: 80 Minutes
Premiered 28th September 2012 at ufaFabrik
106 Performances (July 2020)
"In terms of credibility, this production scores the bilingual Platypus Theater company a hundred points. The children are drawn in like in a puppet theater. “Careful” and “No, don’t do it”, they shout. (...) Tumultuous and thrilling, realistic and instructive."
"The plot has the little ones and adults hanging off the edge of their seats."
BLZ (Berliner Lehrerzeitung)
"(...)Exciting developments, wild stage fights, tones of simple vocabulary and easily understood English expressions- and naturally a happy ending."
MS KNAPPE AND MS SCHRÖTER, TEACHERS AT BÜCHERWURM-SCHULE AM WEIHER
"The kids really enjoyed the show, we were entertained throughout the 75 minutes. The play is captivating and funny with lots of funny ideas. (...) The students are able to follow the story straight away, thanks to the theme of the play and the great acting. Most of the kids (and the teachers anyway) think it's good that Camilla only speaks English.(...) The beautiful costumes, visual effects and the music make it an allround great performance."