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
94 Performances (July 2019)
blz - Berliner Lehrerzeitung
“Platypus presents Finn and Lukas, two school friends who collect English trading cards- trump cards; they often fight when swapping them. The card game in question is called Power Race, and it is equally rife with conflict and confrontation. The most highly coveted/prized card is Princess Camilla, the play is also named after her: ‘Top Card Camilla’. Once Finn finally finds the princess in his deck of cards (up until this point, only German is spoken on stage), she comes to life. But she only speaks English, so the boys are forced to scrape together their English whilst having to defend Camilla against the evil Martia Assassina- another Power Race card summoned to life. Exciting developments, wild stage fights, tones of simple vocabulary and easily understood English expressions- and naturally a happy ending (for Grade 3 or beginners in learning to speak Englisch).”
Solweig Nehring, Grundschule am Buntzelberg
Dear Platypus team, I liked the show very much, the students did as well. The idea is good - there are students in my class who play with their cards the whole day long - not in the lessons of course :). The actors were great. The play was funny, the costumes looked pretty - new with trendy colours. The audience had to listen carefully during the play in order to follow the action. I was really happy on my way home and told my colleages that it is really worth going to this show. Yours, Solweig Nehring
"The plot has the many little ones and both adults hanging off the edge of their seats/totally absorbed."