The Alexandrinsky Theatre presents a show for children aged 7 to 12 and their parents. The performance is based on the original idea of two young actors Alexander Artemov and Dmitry Yushkov that young viewers should be involved in a serious conversation about theatrical art. The idea is then implemented with the help of gameplay.
One of the principal characters of the play is an ancient multitier theatre. At each performance, the 1832 Carlo Rossi stage, protected now by UNESCO, opens for only 30 viewers, and the famous interiors unexpectedly reveal new aspects of their beauty in new fantastic angles. In only 60 minutes, children and their parents literally make their way step by step through the many centuries of the stage-and-audience relationship, touching upon Alexandrinsky Theatre history, which is told as a myth. On their way, they meet the Comic and the Tragic actors and are taken on a journey through the tiers of the former Emperor’s Stage, where they meet the ghosts that have haunted the theatre for 3 centuries and learn how important the role of the spectator really is.
The Ghosts of the Theatre text is written in the original rhythmic melodious prose style, familiar to the viewers by the Nevsky Prospekt performance, which is now the trademark style of the authors.
The show premiered on December 28, 2013
Media about the
This hour-long young viewer quest down the dark tiers of the Alexandrinsky Theatre tells the young audience the infernal story of the centuries-long war of the Bad Viewer and the real art
10 Best Quest Shows
Afisha Daily, June 2014
For many Alexandrinsky Theatre guests, as they are inducted into the role of spectators, this hour- long adventure tour presents an introduction into the wonderful world of miracles, where the staging, the curtain and the very walls are full of great history.
Oleg Serdobolsky. The Alexandrinsky Theatre as the Main Character in a New Children’s Show
ITAR-TASS, January 2014
One should make the concession that the Ghosts of the Theatre is not a play in the proper sense of the word, but rather a tour of the magnificent Alexandrinsky Theatre interiors, expanded by the story of the actor Stepan Voloshin, who plays the leading role in the show and who repeatedly starts singing and dancing, being controlled by the mysterious ghosts of the theatre.
Alla Ignatenko. Theatre for Children
Musecube.org, January 2014