An enchanting story full of elves and magic
Co-produced with De Røde Heste
Every year the children are celebrating Christmas at their uncle’s place, and every year it happens in the exact same way. First the Christmas dinner is being served in the kitchen, after which Mum goes into the sitting room to light the candles of the Christmas tree. In the meantime, Uncle tells a story about elves. And every year it is the same story.
– Tell us a story.
– I’d rather not!
– Oh please?
– Oh no. I only know one that is boring.
– But that’s precisely the one we want to hear.
– Allright. Now, listen…
Once upon a time there was a husband and his wife. There was no trouble with them. No, not with those two. But listen! The two of them were always alone, although they were living in a big city that was crowded all the time. But they went on their own and knew not a single person.
But one day their ears were cold, so they each bought an elf cap. All of a sudden you could see them – or rather, you could see their caps…
So begins the story of the husband and wife who miraculously turn into real elves!
”Confidence-inspiring, sonorous and vibrant. Before we know it, we’ve unnoticeably been drawn inside as willing participants in the story. It feels as if we’re sitting on the shoulders of Mandøe, or as if we’ve been allowed to jump down into the pocket of the oversized uncle jacket that Mandøe initially puts on.”
★★★★★☆ – Århus Stiftstidende
”…Saturated with images and theatre magic.”
★★★★★☆ – Teateravisen
”The Christmas show is told with the very special magic that a puppet theatre can create, where all of the city’s mess and noise is slowly transformed into a unique world of nature and Christmas.”
★★★★★☆ – Børn i Byen
Cast and crew
Theater De Røde Heste og Teater Refleksion
Performers Claus Mandøe, Astrid Kjær Jensen
Director Claus Mandøe
Set design/puppets Hanne Sørensen
Sound design Peter Friis
Lighting design Morten Ladefoged
Workshop/tech Morten Meilvang Laursen, William Højberg Nielsen
Foto Jens Hemmel
TICKET PRICE 2021/2022
135 DKK Adult
70 DKK Child or youth (0-25 year)
70 DKK Adults together with a child (per person)
70 DKK Students or senior citizens
70 DKK Groups over 5 people (per person)
You can pay with a Danish credit card. If you don´t have a Danish credit card, please call for reservations: (+45) 86 24 05 72 . We accept MobilePay. If you experience difficulties with your online purchase, please try through another browser, (Eg. Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge).
It is possible to buy a gift voucher for Teater Refleksion’s performances. We will make it right away, if you visit us in our opening hours (workdays from 11 am – 3 pm). You can also call us: (+45) 86 24 05 72. A voucher for Teater Refleksion can be used to purchase tickets or in our café.
People in a wheelchair or walking-impaired people can use the service elevator in our backyard. Please contact us, when you have purchased a ticket, so we can make sure that the elevator is ready for you at arrival. Call us on: (+45) 86 24 05 72.
All performances have age limitations. We kindly ask our audience to make sure that the children you bring for the show have the appropriate age. If you have any doubts concerning age, please feel free to call us. We wish more than anything, that you may have a good experience in the theatre.