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Platero PosterPlatero – Travels with a Donkey

Thursday June 27, 7.45pm
The Theatre, Chipping Norton

Tickets for this event only from the
Theatre Box Office on 01608 642 350

Presented by Mike Maran Productions & Marjanishvili Theatre, Tbilisi in association with NFA Intl. Arts & Culture.

  • Based on the writings of Juan Ramon Jiminez
  • As told by Mike Maran
  • Music by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco
  • Performed by Craig Ogden
  • Puppetry by Nino Namitcheishvili

Spend a year in the sunshine of Southern Spain with a poet and his constant companion, a little silver donkey called Platero.

Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, in Moguer, a small whitewashed town near Seville, overlooking fields of vines, olives, pomegranates and the Rio Tinto, there lived a little silver donkey called Platero, and the Nobel Prize winning poet Juan Ramon Jimenez, who was born and grew up in the town. His best loved collection, Platero Y Yo (Platero & Me), paints an affectionate picture of Moguer and the timeless Andalusian landscape which influenced a whole generation of Spanish writers including Garcia Lorca.

Mike Maran describes how Craig Ogden joined the team for Platero:

In this delightful new stage adaptation Mike Maran once again teams up with Georgian director Levan Tsuladze and puppeteer Nino Namitcheishvili, following their record breaking collaboration with Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Top-selling classical guitarist Craig Ogden will perform the musical score especially composed for the stories. The performance is directed by Levan Tsuladze.

  • ‘A truly magical little Platero’ – The Scotsman
  • ‘A joy to watch… this is storytelling at it’s finest’ – The Stage
  • ‘A feast for the senses’ – Broadway Baby
  • ‘Stunning… incredible attention to detail’ – Fringe Guru

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