Premiere of the show"Winnie the Pooh"at State Puppet Theater - Plovdiv

The newest title of the State Puppet Theater - Plovdiv - "Winnie the Pooh" will be performed on three consecutive days. The premiere is on June 30th at 7:00 p.m., and then the show will be played on Saturday (July 1) and Sunday (July 2) at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. .

 The play is a curious, exciting reading of one of the most beloved children's books. Winnie the Pooh - the beloved bear of young and old, goes in search of his friend Christopher Robin, whom he has not seen for a long time - since last Friday!, because his big bear heart cannot find comfort.
By chance, he finds himself in a honey factory and meets him there, only to find that he is changed. He manages to get him back to theBig forest where he meets Rabbit, Piglet, Owl and Eeyore.
They will remind him how good it was back then, that the correct spelling is "hunny" and not "honey", that the past cannot be changed, but it can change us! That a hug always helps. That more is more!

The dramatization and direction of the performance are by Anna-Valeria Gostanyan, who is staging for the first time in Plovdiv. The young director is the winner of the Icarus Award in the "Puppet Performance" category in 2022, having been nominated once again for the prestigious award for her directorial debut on "The Little Matchmaker". She says that in the process of creating the show, it was very important for her to stick to the stories from the book as we all remember them as adults. Through the memory of childhood, the performance also excites adult viewers, opening a path not only to the children we were, but also to our own children.

The scenography is the work of one of the most creative and distinguished scenographers at national and international forums in recent years - Natalia Gocheva. It supports and complements the idea of the performance with a clean vision that easily separates the world of memory and the real, gray world of everyday life.
The music is by Plamen Petkov, a composer who worked on many successful and award-winning performances, including "The Invisible Tonino", created at the State Puppet Theater - Plovdiv in 2022.

Kalina Valcheva, the newest addition to the troupe of the theater, will make her acting debut in the show. She graduated in Acting for Puppet Theater this year and joined the team after a casting. Kalina is in the roles of Piglet and Owl. Her partners on stage are Staiko Staikov /Winnie the Pooh/, Dimitar Nikolov – Shablata /Christopher Robin/ and Velizar Evtimov /Rabbit and Eeyore/.

"Winnie the Pooh" is the last premiere for the theater season 2022/23, and after it in the State Puppet Theater - Plovdiv, the Creative Laboratory for Modern Technologies and Puppet Theater "Techno-logic", organized by the NPO "IPTF "Three are too many, two - not enough" with the financial support of the National Culture Fund, under the "One Year Grant" program - 2022, part of the "Heritage" Program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019.