On 24 May, Drottningholms Slottsteater will be staging a revival of the family musical adventure The Royal Academy of Transformation. The show, which stars Julia Dufvenius, centres on an academy without explanation and a secretary who is turned into a ball of dust. Any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental.
The Royal Academy of Transformation had its premiere last year to great public acclaim. It is therefore now being brought back, but hurry: it ends on 2 June.
“There’s a constant demand from our audiences for family shows, so it’s fantastic to be able once more to welcome our very youngest guests to this world heritage theatre,” says artistic and managing director Sofi Lerström.
The Royal Academy of Transformation is based on Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a collection of tales on the theme of transformation. Actor Julia Dufvenius is joined on stage by musicians Jonas Dominique and Mikael Augustsson. The Secretary, the Tree and the Chandelier have all changed or dream of doing so. From what disappears emerges something new. The lyrics create space for the imagination to run free to music from the 1700s.
The performance begins in the Déjeuner Salon, Gustav III’s opulent breakfast room, and ends inside the historical theatre. Audiences will have a chance to take part in a playful roving quiz in the royal park afterwards.
The Royal Academy of Transformation
Concept, script and direction: Tuvalisa Rangström.
Premiere 24 May, 1.00 p.m.
Sat 25 May, 12.00 and 2.00 p.m.
Sun 26 May, 12.00 and 2.00 p.m.
Fri 31 May, 1.00 p.m.
Sat 1 June 12.00 and 2.00 p.m.
Sun 2 June 12.00 and 2.00 p.m.
With the kind support of the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation, the Prince Carl Gustaf Foundation and the Infinity Foundation.
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Drottningholms Slottsteater has remained intact since 1766 and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the only theatre of its kind in the world that still uses original hand operated stage machinery.
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