Junge Szene

Mr A’s amazing Maze Plays

Johannes Wulff-Woesten

Music theatre for children Libretto by Manfred Weiß, based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn
Commission by the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Performed in German

Susi lives with her mother in a small house in a small town. Her father, an enthusiastic balloonist, disappeared during a hot air balloon competition when she was still very young. As the sole breadwinner, Susi’s mother works in the town’s biscuit shop. One day the girl is given a puppy, which she names Otto. He never leaves her side and accompanies her wherever she goes – for example into the garden of the old abandoned villa lying opposite their house. This is a fantastic adventure playground for Susi and Otto; until Herr Akustikus moves into the property, that is. While the girl and her dog find him strange from the outset, Susi’s mother doesn’t share their reservations and invites him to dinner. What she doesn’t know: Herr Akustikus has stolen Otto’s bark and hidden it inside a box. Whilst the mother and her odd guest are eating dinner, Susi and Otto undertake a dangerous expedition into the villa to find Otto’s bark. They discover a house full of stolen noises and swapped voices preserved in Herr Akustikus’s mysterious cupboard. Alan Ayckbourn’s fable about the power of sounds and voices is one of the most successful children’s plays of the past 30 years. Now this version, specially composed by Johannes Wulff-Woesten, is sure to conquer the world of musical theatre.

Summary

Susi lives with her mother in a small house in a small town. Her father, an enthusiastic balloonist, disappeared during a hot air balloon competition when she was still very young. As the sole breadwinner, Susi’s mother works in the town’s biscuit shop. One day the girl is given a puppy, which she names Otto. He never leaves her side and accompanies her wherever she goes – for example into the garden of the old abandoned villa lying opposite their house. This is a fantastic adventure playground for Susi and Otto; until Herr Akustikus moves into the property, that is. While the girl and her dog find him strange from the outset, Susi’s mother doesn’t share their reservations and invites him to dinner. What she doesn’t know: Herr Akustikus has stolen Otto’s bark and hidden it inside a box. Whilst the mother and her odd guest are eating dinner, Susi and Otto undertake a dangerous expedition into the villa to find Otto’s bark. They discover a house full of stolen noises and swapped voices preserved in Herr Akustikus’s mysterious cupboard. Alan Ayckbourn’s fable about the power of sounds and voices is one of the most successful children’s plays of the past 30 years. Now this version, specially composed by Johannes Wulff-Woesten, is sure to conquer the world of musical theatre.

Complete Cast

Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie of the Staatskapelle Dresden

Commission by the Semperoper Dresden

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