The Master Cat

The Master Cat (2005) is a production by Torgunn Productions. The Master Cat is based on the Brothers Grimm's fairytale The Master Cat AKA The Puss in Boots.

The production is Torgunn Productions' most performed production.

Information

(Objekt ID 1404)
Object type Production
Premiere 2005
Produced by Torgunn Productions
Based on Katten med støvlene by Brødrene Grimm
Audience Children (from 5 to 12)
Audience size 50000
Number of events 470
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Performance for children , Comedy
Running period 2005  
Duration 40 minutes
Website Torgunn Produksjoner

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 4m
Minimum stage depth 4m
Minimum stage height 3m
Blackout No
Rigging time 60 minutes
Downrigging time 30 minutes
Audience 120
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At the webpage of Torgunn Productions the following, among other things, is written about The Master Cat:

"Meet the puss in boots, the delighted king, the evil sorcerer and the simpleton guardians Andersson and Olsson. Meet horses, lions, mice and rapping partridges. These characters and many more you meet in the performance about the poor miller's son who became a rich count!

The Master Cat is the production by Torgunn Productions that is the most performed. After opening at Folkets hus in Gustavsfors in Sweden in 2005, it has been performed more than 470 times in front of almost 50 000 spectators in Norway and Sweden. In 2008 The Master Cat became the second-most performed theatre and dance production for children and youth in Norway. The production is based on the fairytale The Puss in Boots, and is a character comedy using effects such as bande mime, an expression we have carried with us from the theatre schoolÉcole Jacques Lecoq."

Through The National Touring Network for Performing The Master Cat has been on tour in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Source:

Torgunn Productions, torgunnproduksjoner.no, 14.08.2012, http://torgunnproduksjoner.com/produksjoner/masterkatten/

Contributors
Name Role
Torgunn Wold Platzack – Direction
Hege Haagenrud – Costume
Henriette Blakstad – Actor
Gunnar Brøntveit – Actor
Jan-Egil Engnes – Actor
Pia Eriksson – Actor
Sindre-Benedict Hendrichs – Actor
Bo Platzack – Actor
Anders Sanzén – Actor
Performance dates
2005 – Opening night
Press coverage

Mats Linstrøm, 09.07.2008, Dala-Demokraten [Sweden]:

"[..] –mime, sing, rap, dance; all in an acrobat-like quick pace, using involvement and imagination. They practically fly onstage. And they do it all: King, wizard, guardians, horses, lion, mice and the main character, the proudest, smartest and perhaps vilest of them all: The master cat in his boots. But the superior trio doesn't stop there. They are the props too: Doors, roofs, the castle of the king. Only three jesters are onstage, but they create a whole world with exterior and interior imagination. This is physical theatre at its best."