STAFFAN BJÖRKLUNDS THEATRE

STAFFAN BJÖRKLUNDS TEATER has toured all over Sweden for more than thirty years. The perfomances are characterised by humour, musicality and by artistically formed puppets of wood. The theatre produces 1 new performance a year. Principally the plays direct to children and families. The theatre that is well known all over Sweden is subsidized by Swedish cultural authorities. The theatre has taken part in a number of international theatre festivals and was awarded different prizes abroad as well as in Sweden.

Alongside our theatre workshop we have created Pegasus Garden, a unique Theatre-Garden, a Forum for Culture and Ecology. In this naturally beautiful environement the theatre arranges cultural and ecological activities for the general public and for children´s groups.

In july 2015 we arranged PEGASUS INTERNATIONAL an open air Puppetfestival in the Theatregarden. Groups from 7 countries participated. In july 2016 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY. Groups from 4 countries participated. In july 2017 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY 2017, groups from Slovenia, Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Sweden participated.

During 2016 we produced three international performances. In Ljubljana, Slovenia: Little Stories Of Love, at Miniteater, Slovenian actors, Bulgarian director, our design, opening april 21 in Ljubljana. In Sofia, Bulgaria: Spirit And Hand, Bulgarian actors, our concept and design.

 

THE HAPPY FARMER

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On the outskirts of the little village,
right where the oxen were grazing,
lived a farmer with his wife. 

He was always happy….
But she was sad all day long.
Suddenly what happened happened!
And if it hadn´t happened, all this would never have been told!

Very first performance April 2017

 

THE BOY AND THE PLAYHOUSE

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Here they are!

Eager birds
Lively horses
Meditative sheep!
 
All springing from the same silent stem!
And what they make up….
Nobody could have imagined,
Everything can happen in the Playhouse!
 
A play about creativity.
Musical and with almost no words, on how a woodcarver and her little son encourage each other’s ideas and inventions when they jointly give life to a large wooden block with a will of its own!

Very first performance October 2015

MR TWIG!

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A free adaptation of a handful of comic stories by Rabelais, Aesop, Nasrudin from the old school, and a Danish high-hat-man who Mr. Stick says he encountered!

Very first performance November 2013.

MADAM ROOT

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A well-rooted

Carrot-Madam
of noble family!
Meets Great-Grandroot
Chubby and rugged
He´s heavenly!
Donkeys are foooled!
Here are ducats of gooold!
And root vegetable morality!

A deep-rooted summerstory about Old Ladies and Old Men
With their fingers in the soil and their minds in the skies!

Madame Root has been performed at an international festival in Slovenia.

THE OLD MAN AND THE DONKEY

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A hilarious performance about the old man and his clever donkey.

Suddenly, they will need to give it all their best – because now they need help, things are starting to happen!The lamb has disappeared!
Woe, woe, woe!
The princess caught a cold!
No, no, no!
The nestling is cheeky!
Oh oh oh!

The Old Man And The Donkey has been performed at international festivals in Sweden, Denmark, China, Serbia, Chech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, Vietnam, Slovenia, Russia.

Awards: ”Best Animation”, ”Most Comic Solo Artist”, ”Best Puppet Design”,”Best Original Creation”, ”Originality In The Art Of Animation”, ”Gold Medal For Most Beloved Puppets”, ”Best Family Performance”, ”Childrens Juryprize 25 Golden Stars”, ”Best Performer”.

THREE ON A STRAW

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Some will get long ears, others longer noses!

Tender vegetables, newly awakened from their garden bed, bicker with the stuck-up drones at the edge of the wood! And You will meet King Midas as You newer saw him before! A most delicious puppet theatre!

Three On A Straw has been performed at international festivals in Spain, Romania, Indonesia, Slovenia, Sebiria, Czech Republic, Poland, Tunisia, Russia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece.

TWO ON TOE!

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Humoristic-musical puppet show with frisky tussle

about nectar and settlement in the edge of a forest near you!
Two with pawns
Two who tramp
Two who step on somebody’s toe!
Two with wings
Two on the spree
Two who nibble on wooden chips!

Two On Toe has been performed at international festivals in Istanbul Turkey, Kwidzyn Poland and Liberec Czech Republic.

THE HERO AND THE SLY DOG

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A screamingly funny musical spectacle with wooden puppets!

On big shoes, small heroes and a good heart. A burlesque adventure that ends up dreadfully well!

PEGASUS GARDEN

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Alongside our theatre workshop we have created Pegasus Garden, a uniqueTheatre-Garden, a Forum for Culture and Ecology. In this naturally beautiful environement the theatre arranges cultural and ecological activities for the general public and for children´s groups. Here the public has the opportunity to meet artists and ecologists who with insight and humour can communicate images of the future where both collective experience and creative joy can find place.

The project Pegasus Garden is idealistic and non-profit even though Staffan Björklund’s Theatre is subsidized by local, regional and state authorities. The theatre offers both public events and showings of the garden, it’s ecological installations as solarpanels, suncells, windmill, compost toilet, organic farming. And of course Open Air-Performances played with puppets made out of natural materials, for families, schools, nurseryschools and other groupes in the summertime!

The theatre has given Seminars concerning this unique theatre-garden-project at international festivals and theatre meetings in Europe, Africa, Russia as well as Asia.

Festival

In july 2015 we arranged PEGASUS INTERNATIONAL an open air Puppetfestival in the garden. Groups from 7 countries participated. In july 2016 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY. Groups from 4 countries participated. In july 2017 we arranged PEGASUS FAMILY 2017 groups from Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Denmark, Sweden participated.

See pictures from PEGASUS FAMILY our International Festival july 2016, guests from Bulgaria, Denmark, Poland/England, Sweden.

See pictutes from PEGASUS FAMILY 2017 guests from Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Sweden.