Mike Maran Productions & Marjanishvili Theatre, Tbilisi
in association with NFA International Arts & Culture presents
Travels with a Donkey
based on the writings of Juan Ramon Jimenez
told by Mike Maran
with music by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco
performed by Craig Ogden
with puppetry by
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.
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.
See an extract on YouTube.