Croatian Theatre Group at The Barbican, London, 21-28 October 2010

Those based in London or elsewhere in the UK may be interested in news that a Croatian children’s theatre group are to perform at the prestigious Barbican in London for a week in October.

Parachutists or On The Art of Falling, performed by theatre group Theatre Mala Scena, has played in a number of cities across the globe, including Buenos Airies, Washington D.C., Madrid and Sydney to great acclaim. The wordless piece, aimed at children aged between three and eight years old, asks: what force keeps everything in the world together?

Parachutists is performed by Kristina Bajza Marcinko and Tomislav Krstanovic who spin, tumble and float during the performance, playing with gravity flying and falling. It is directed by Ivica Simic, music by Alen Kraljic and costumes by Hana Letica.

Taking place during school half-term week, there will also be a drop-in art activity taking place in the foyer outside the theatre – where children can make their own parachutist!

Theatre Mala Scena was founded in 1989 in Zagreb, and has become one of Croatia’s leading theatres for children and young people. They offer their audiences a chance to explore and understand the world around them, sparking curiosity and encouraging communication.

Theatre Mala Scena
Parachutists or On The Art of Falling
Venue: The Pit
Dates and time: Thursday 21 – Thursday 28 October 2010
10.30am on 21, 24, 25, 27 & 28 October
1.00pm on 21, 22, 24, 25, 27 & 28 October
2.00pm on Saturday 23 October
No performance on Tuesday 26 October
Running time: 40 minutes/no interval
Tickets: £7.00
Age guidance: 3-8 years old

Make you own parachutist drop-in art activity for families
Venue: Pit foyer
Dates: Thursday 21 – Thursday 28 October (not Tuesday 26 October)
Time: 30 minutes prior to each performance
Tickets: Free to same-day ticket holders

Tickets to all bite events can be booked 24 hours a day with Barbican’s secure online ticketing system:
Barbican box office 0845 120 7550
9.00am – 8.00pm Monday – Saturday; 11.00am – 8.00pm Sundays and Bank Holidays

Barbican Members: 20% off all performances.
Members of the Barbican Access Membership Scheme: May be eligible for discounted tickets.  Advanced booking advised.
All discounts are subject to availability and cannot be combined to make greater saving.