DOCTOR DOLITTLE
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Based on Hugh Lofting

Puppet performance for children / Grand hall

Scriptwriter – Augustinas GRICIUS
Director – Rimas DRIEŽIS
Designer – Aušra BAGOČIŪNAITĖ PAUKŠTIENĖ
Composer – Faustas LATĖNAS
Performers: Deivis SARAPINAS, Almira GRYBAUSKAITĖ, Elvyra PIŠKINAITĖ, Irmantas JANKAITIS, Lijana MUŠTAŠVILI, Sigita MIKALAUSKAITĖ, Dainius TARUTIS / Imantas PRECAS

Duration: 70 min.
Premiere – 27 Jamuary, 2007

Tickets can be purchased at the theatre's ticket office (Arklių st. 5, Vilnius)


Ticket price: 6,50 Eur


Content

It is said that the author of the Doctor Dolittle series the Brittish-American author Hugh Lofting used to live animals and even had a small zoo in the laundry box... Later Lofting had to take part in World War I where he saw wounded horses in the battlefield and thought about establishing a horse hospital. But then, he thought, we would have to learn to speak horse language!

This idea is where it all started. In his letters to his children Lofting started telling a tale about an animal doctor Dolittle and everyone loved the stories immediately. So in 1922 Lofting published the first book of stories about Dolittle – in the end there were twelve. In traditional fairytales animals speak our language, but in the Dolittle stories everything is different.

 

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Awards

2007 - Golden Stage Cross award for masks, puppets and scenography, Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

2008 - Best show for children, Professional theatre festival  „Vaidiname žemdirbiams“ (Rokiškis, Lithuania)