Warsaw children's theatre wins four awards at festivals in Serbia

“The Green-Feathered Bird” is a comedy, inspired by the fairy tales of Italo Calvino, Carlo Gozzi and Bolesław Leśmian. Marcin Obara/PAP

Teatr Lalka, Warsaw's oldest puppet theatre, claimed four awards during autumn theatre festivals in Serbia, announced Dominika Druch, a theatre representative, on Tuesday.

On October 7, the Lalka Theatre presented a performance of "The Green-Feathered Bird," directed by Jarosław Kilian at the XVIII International Festival of Children's Theatres in Banja Luka.

The comedy, inspired by the fairy tales of Italo Calvino, Carlo Gozzi and Bolesław Leśmian, received special juror's choice awards for best theatre performance and music.

Also taking part in the festival, which concluded on October 12, were theatres from Russia, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Northern Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Earlier, the Lalka Theatre also took part in the XXVI International Festival of Children's Theatres in Subotica, which ended on September 27. During the event, 14 performances from 12 countries were given and, again, performing "The Green-Feathered Bird," the Lalka Theatre took home two awards. Grzegorz Turnau won for best original music and the entire cast triumphed in the best theatre performance category.