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The Silver Sword

The Belgrade Theatre and Sell A Door Theatre Company present

The Silver Sword

A Musical Adaptation by Susie McKenna & Steven Edis, based on the novel by Ian Serraillier

Saturday 26 September - Saturday 3 October 2015

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: Adults: from £12.25, Children: from £8, Family Tickets: from £33, Schools: £7.25

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The Silver Sword is a heart-warming tale of three children whose determination to become a family again, takes them on an incredible adventure to find their father against all the odds.

Named by The Times as one of the top 50 children’s books of all time, The Silver Sword is set in Poland in the immediate aftermath of WWII and follows the Balicki children’s search for safety as Europe is divided up and displaced people return to their homelands.

Along the way, Ruth, Edek and Bronia meet 14 year old Jan – a boy who, years before, had met their father by chance and been given the family’s precious paper knife, affectionately known as the Silver Sword. Jan’s instructions are to show it to the children, should their paths cross, with the message that their father is still alive and headed for Switzerland.

During their adventures they cross paths with people from every nation as well as animals such as Jimpy the cockerel, Bistro the chimpanzee and Ludwig the dog.

This brand new musical adaptation of The Silver Sword is full of warmth, music and excitement, and is brought to life by a cast of wonderful actor/musicians, featuring amazing puppetry and stunning visual projections.

Running time: approx 2hrs 15mins including interval.

See the Polish translation below:

Sobota 26 września – Sobota 03 października 2015

“Srebrny Miecz” to wzruszająca opowieść o trójce dzieci, których determinacja, aby stać się ponownie rodzina i odnaleźć ojca, zabiera w niesamowita przygodę i zmusza do działania wbrew wszelkim przeciwnościom losu. Książka “Srebrny miecz, uznana przez The Times za jedna z 50 najlepszych dziecięcych książek wszech czasów. Akcja powieści początkowo osadzona jest w Polsce, zaraz po II wojnie światowej i towarzyszy im podczas wędrówki w ciężkich okolicznościach, kiedy Europa jest podzielona, a wielu przesiedleńców próbuje wrócić do swoich ojczyzn i rodzin.

Po drodze, Ruth, Edek i Bronia spotkają 14-letniego Jana – chłopca, który jest w posiadaniu rodzinnego nożyka do papieru pieszczotliwie zwanego “Srebrny miecz”. Janek przekazuje dzieciom wiadomość o tym ,ze ich ojciec nadal żyje i udał się do Szwajcarii. Spotkanie chłopca, który szybko staje się towarzyszem drogi i przyjacielem, podtrzymuje rodzeństwo na duchu oraz daje im nadzieję na spotkanie z rodzicami. W trakcie swoich przygód ich drogi krzyżują się zarówno z ludźmi rożnych narodowości, jak i ze zwierzętami, takimi jak kurczak Jimpy ,szympans o nazwie Bistro i pies Ludwik. Ta nowa adaptacja musicalu “Srebrnego Miecza” jest pełna ciepła, muzyki i emocji, i jest powołana do życia przez wspaniałych aktorów i muzyków, prezentujących niesamowite lalkarstwo i wspaniałe projekcje wizualne.

Sat 26 Sep 7:00pm Sold Out
Mon 28 Sep 2:00pm
Tue 29 Sep 10:00am
Tue 29 Sep 7:00pm Sold Out
Wed 30 Sep 10:00am
Wed 30 Sep 2:00pm Limited Availability
Thu 1 Oct 10:00am
Thu 1 Oct 2:00pm
Fri 2 Oct 7:00pm Signed Performance Limited Availability
Sat 3 Oct 2:15pm Audio Described Limited Availability
Sat 3 Oct 7:00pm Sold Out

Access Performances:

Signed Performance: Fri 2 Oct, 7pm

Audio Described Performance: Sat 3 Oct. 2.15pm

Set design for The Silver Sword

Video: Designing The Silver Sword

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 18th August 2015

Get a sneak preview of the set and costume designs for The Silver Sword in this video interview with Designer, Lotte Collett. Read more

Inside Rehearsals for The Silver Sword - Week 1

Posted by Kate Evans on 11th September 2015

We catch up on all the latest from The Silver Sword rehearsal room with actress and blogger Rachel Flynn Read more

Meet the Puppets - Introducing Jimpy the Cockerel

Posted by Sairah Rehman on 9th September 2015

An introduction to the puppets for The Silver Sword as they are made. Read more

On Location with the cast of The Silver Sword

Posted by Kate Evans on 20th August 2015

With just over a month until The Silver Sword opens in Coventry, last week saw our Comms team recreate a little piece of Warsaw on the streets off Coventry as we... Read more

Set design for The Silver Sword

Video: Designing The Silver Sword

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 18th August 2015

Get a sneak preview of the set and costume designs for The Silver Sword in this video interview with Designer, Lotte Collett. Read more

Meet the Puppets - Ludwig the Dog

Posted by Sairah Rehman on 21st September 2015

In the last of our 'Meet The Puppets' blog installments, we say hello to the faithful Ludwig the dog, a canine companion made from hessian sacks and hay. Read more

Meet the Puppets - Bistro the Chimp

Posted by Kate Evans on 21st September 2015

In part 2 of our 'Meet The Puppets' blog series, we catch up with Bistro the Chimp, a lovable bundle of rags with a special talent for mischief-making. ... Read more

Inside Rehearsals for The Silver Sword - Week 2

Posted by Kate Evans on 14th September 2015

We catch up on all the latest from The Silver Sword rehearsal room with actress and blogger Rachel Flynn Read more

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