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King Thrushbeard

after the Brothers Grim

Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele
Young Theatre [6+]
Englischer Bau

The king has a daughter who is as beautiful as she is proud. When the king invites young, noble men in search of a wife from across the world to his castle, the princess has nothing but scorn for them. Nobody is good enough for the proud princess. She takes particular delight in making fun of one suitor, whose chin is somewhat atilt: King Thrushbeard. Mortified at her malice, the princess's father promises her to the next beggar. Unexpectedly, a beggar appears on the spot and takes the princess. Neither the old king nor the princess suspect that it is King Thrushbeard hiding under the beggar's clothes. He had fallen in love with the princess and used this trick to get close to her. But will King Thrushbeard be able to win her love?

This production is accompanied by a programme from the Arts & Education team.

Stage and Costumes
Theatre Education