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There are some interactive episodes where the audience is involved in.
All actors act in masks; peculiar techniques of acting are invented and developed by the actors.
Some musical pieces were composed specially for the performance; they create the atmosphere of character's world.
Duration 1 hour.
The audience size is from 50 up to 1000-2500 spectators.
Age from 5 to 99.
Technical raider for the show.
The Last Bastion is a lively and provocative performance. Splashes of water and catapult shots fly into the audience. Characters rig up the barricades, desert, hang out a white flag — and keep fighting for their fragile, painted shelter — the Last Bastion. This is the story of an adrenalined rowdy, that may hide in an aureate, dolled up Pierrette. This is the story of a man, who shouldn't fight the outer enemies, but the problems inside, and leaving them unresolved, he can't maintain the Last Bastion.
Performance-provocation, that explores the inner aggression, imaginary borders, and, on the whole, ancient relations of the actors and the audience. A heated, laughable performance in the manner of an impressive intellectual farce. A bright grotesque show for the most common audience.
A theatre of carnival culture, masks, grotesque and buffonade was founded in 1993 in Saint-Petersburg. It looks for the inspiration in the authentic Baroque dances, historical art of fighting and Medieval miniatures, and actually in everything. During their interactive performances everyone gets a chance to become a King, a Knight, a Monster or just an intrigued spectator.
The actors in their performances charm us with both terrible and beautiful masks, mysterious stories and magic, taken all from the best traditions of European Carnival
International fest «Narrenes dager».
International theatre fest «100, 1000, 1000000 stories.
Bucharest, Rumania, 2009
All-Russian fest «Harlequin».
Saint-Peterburg, Russia, 2010
International theatre fest «Zamojskie Lato Teatralne».
Zamość, Poland, 2012
«They are the yeast of the Carnival.They turn the show into the action, unite the audience in one person»
«Mr Pejo and his clever dolls»,
«Performance of Mr Pejo's Wandering Dolls was really impressive»
«Gala night in the attic» 3.04.2003
«Mr Pejo's Wandering Dolls from St-Petersburg - is not just a usual clown troupe, that entertain the audience on the markets. This is a unique street theatre company, that dates back to the traditions of Renaissance and Baroque, Carnival of Venice,and even a Russian ballet...Their performances are very grotesque. The actors untiringly provoce the audience for the interaction and improvisation. Although the pain and anguish often hides under the mask of laghter, the good always wins the evil.»
Gazeta Wyborcza – Poznan, 05.07.2006
«St-Petersburg theatre company «Mr Pejo's Wandering Dolls» is very european in fact. They do not go on stilts. They are more like Comedia del'arte. They are real street comediens. They perfectly interact with the audience, play buffoons. But they hace very serious ideas and concepts in their performances».
Yalta news 7.06.2007