THE REVENGE OF PETER RABBIT
a musical for children to music and text by Harriet Bushman
choreography, directing and adapted scenario Radost Mladenova-Arabadzhieva
scenographer and costume artist Teodora Dzhambazova
vocal pedagogue Emiliya Dzhurova
musical and studio arrangement Aleksandar Tumangelov
multimedia Sergei Golubev
translation from English Stanimira Dyankova
conductor Mladen Stanev
recorded: Orchestra of the Stara Zagora State Opera, Children’s and Adolescents’ Studio for Opera and Ballet “Margaritki” (“Daisies”) of the Stara Zagora State Opera
A child and Rabbit narrator – Denitsa Yanakieva
Mr McGregor – Ignat Zhelev
Mrs McGregor – Prolet Pencheva
Mother Rabbit – Neli Necheva
Peter Rabbit’s Father and Mr Fox – Teodor Petkov
Jemima Puddle Duck – Inna Andreeva
Fierce Bad Rabbit – Dimitar Dragiev
Peter Rabbit – Velin Ingilizov
Flopsy – Bilyana Todorova
Mrs Tabitha Twitchit (mother cat) – Iva Chertoyanova
Tom Kitten – Boromir Arabadzhiev
Kittens – Teodora Ruseva, Vyara Petrova, Nikoleta Gineva, Evelina Genova, Ivanesa Dineva
Mrs Tittlemouse (the mother mouse) – Aleksandra Bozvelieva
Little mice – Mariya Doncheva, Yana Ruseva, Mariam Abou El Ella, Kristin Krasteva, Samira Nezir,
Rats – Elena Peeva, Kristina Mateva, Kristiana Madzharova, Hristo Arabadzhiev
John Dog – Borislav Georgiev
Hens – Simona Georgieva, Yana Petkova, Tsvetina Georgieva, Nikol Marinova, Yoana Bubova, Dara Hristova, Darina Hristakieva
Ducklings – Mateya Miteva, Ivayla Todorova, Dea Bondokova, Gergana Shmileva, Natali Kirkova, Veliana Arabadzhieva, Ivayla Ivanova
Frogs – Daliya Kalcheva, Lora Lyutskanova, Matea Koseva, Peya Grigorova, Melanie Ndoye, Magdalena Grozeva, Sofiya Lyutskanova
Cabbages – Bozhidara Valcheva, Elitsa Mincheva, Polina Teneva
Lettuces – Slavomira Kaneva, Kalina Stoeva, Simona Krasteva
Turnips – Melia Marjo, Elina Stoyanova
Hedgehog – Velizara Radkova
The well-known literary character is revived on the stage to tell the little spectators the educational story of bravery and boldness, of the relations between people and animals, and the bad deeds, causing the thirst for revenge. The action takes place in the forest farm of the McGregors, where the life of the feathered and tailed dwellers is not funny at all. On a dark night, the father of Peter Rabbit meets his death, sneaking into Mr McGregor’s garden to pick some cabbages and lettuces.
The mourning rabbit family, led by Fierce Bad Rabbit, assembles all the animals from the farm in order to work out a smart plan of revenge. Hens, ducklings, little rats, little mice, cats and frogs unite to win their freedom and save their lives.
What will little Peter Rabbit do in order to save his sisters – Flopsy and Mopsy – and why do the turnips, cabbages and lettuces help the bad Mr McGregor to catch them?
Will the fatty legs of the funny frogs end up in Mrs McGregor’s pan, cooked as an omelette with ducks’ eggs?
Why do animals steal plumage from Mr Fox’s den with the help of Jemima Puddle Duck – you will learn when you visit the spectacle!
Duration: 50 minutes without an interval
Performed in Bulgarian
Premiere: 26 June 2019