Schäfer Thieme Produktion (D)

The Princess and the Pea

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 9.00 a.m.
Ages 5+
Duration: 60 minutes


Once upon a time, there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess. But it had to be a real princess. So he travelled all over the world to find one, but wherever he looked there was always something missing. There were enough princesses, but he could never find out if they were real princesses. Every time, there was something not quite right… A fateful night of events for young Prince Albert and the beautiful Princess from far away.

The Princess and the Pea is one of H. C. Andersen’s most famous fairy tales. It tells a story of the probably most important thing in the world: the search for love, happiness, and the right person at one’s side.

Lively dialogues, a pointed way of playing and a rapid change of scene make Andersen's fairy tale an entertaining hour for the whole family.

Actress, Actor: Veronika Thieme, Pierre Schäfer
Directors: Veronika Thieme, Pierre Schäfer, Guivanni Reber
Author: H. C. Andersen
Puppet and scenery design: Josef Schmidt, Peter Lutz
Copyright Photos: Alexander Hörbe

About the group:

Pierre Schäfer is a self-employed puppeteer, director, and author. From 1986 to 1990, Pierre studied at the HfS 'Ernst Busch' in Berlin and is a co-founder of the 'Theater Handgemenge'. He has been self-employed since 1990.

Veronika Thieme was born in 1976 in Arbon/Switzerland at Lake Constance. Initially, she studied medicine at the FU Berlin. From 1998 to 1999, she attended the international acting school École Philippe Gaulier in London and studied with performers of the 'Theatre de Complicite'. From 2004 to 2008 she studied contemporary puppetry at the 'HfS Ernst Busch', graduating with a diploma.