A perfect Christmas treat for young children and their families.
Komedia’s home-grown children’s show Pitschi – the Kitten with Dreams returns to Brighton for a two week Christmas run after a successful national tour which has taken it to over 35 venues all over the country.
The play tells the story of a little Swiss kitten living on a farm high up in the Alps. Pitschi doesn’t like the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play and dreams of being something else – a chicken, perhaps, or a goat, or a rabbit …for after all, anything is better than being a cat! The little kitten goes off on an exciting adventure to meet other animals and with winter approaching, will she find her way home before the first snow falls?
Come and enjoy this classic Swiss story full of good humour, adventure, live music and song.
The play is performed by Anglo-Swiss actor Natasha Granger and produced by Komedia’s founding directors, Marina Kobler and Colin Granger, who after over 20 years running Brighton’s iconic venue have set up a new children’s theatre touring company, Theatre Fideri Fidera, and returned to their roots of producing and touring theatre.
“Charming, lovingly brought to the Fringe with accomplished design, strong writing and delivery Komedia have created 45 minutes of pure magic for young children.” Paul Levy, Fringe Review
“Wide-eyed and constantly smiling Natasha Granger cleverly turns the space into a warm inviting space that kids up to the age of seven and eight will enjoy.” Lauren Paxman The Stage
“It was absolutely wonderful, a beautiful, moving, creative and engaging story for under 7’s. This is exactly what first theatre experiences should be like. Magical.” Susy Payne – Arc Education Development Director
“There’s a charming simplicity to this one-woman show, which envelopes young audiences in a warm embrace.”
Founded in 1994, Komedia is an independent arts organisation with two flourishing venues in Brighton and Bath. Last year Komedia celebrated 20 years of presenting and producing children’s theatre by premiering Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams at the Edinburgh Festival. Komedia self-funds its children’s work with revenue from the profitable elements of its programme – comedy and music – and has wide experience of both touring theatre and running Edinburgh festival venues, most notably the Aurora Nova Festival of International Physical Theatre at St Stephens from 1999 to 2006.