Ruth had wondered, a while ago, if Miss 10 might enjoy attending some of the Christmas theatre happening here in the city. I said I was sure that she would and voila, Ruth booked us all in for a performance by the FroFroe Theater ... titled TROPOI.
The performance was based on the book and movie, The Parfum, with the main character being an exquisitely made, and stunningly operated, puppet called Castiglio. I have no idea where to lavish the most praise as the performance was mind-blowing. There were the puppets, the actors, the singers and the musicians, all coming together to create a stunning show that I feel so fortunate to have seen
Did I mention the superb medieval and baroque music played on original instruments...!
I could rave on for paragraphs but here's a taste of what the Belgian press wrote:
TROPOI shows what grand performances the puppet theatre is capable of giving. De Morgen. TROPOI is one of the best productions this season. De Bond. FroeFroe can add another success to its prize list. Zone 03. TROPOI shows you not only the magic of music, but also the magic of the puppet theatre. Impressive. De Standaard.
You can get a small taste of tonight's performance in the video below. I hope I get to see many more of their performances. Brilliant. Miss 10 thought so too.