Theatre – “Stories of Children Show”

Written by Letizia Galli, the “Stories of Children Show” is performed throughout the Stories of Children exhibition.

It presents a series of different events involving the characters from the exhibition. Composed of six protagonists, the exceptional “Compagnia Bambara” troupe from Naples has performed this show both in Naples and in Florence. Now the show will accompany the exhibition to its various venues for additional performances.

Children will have the opportunity to see the characters come to life, emerging straight from the illustrations and books presented in the exhibition. Agata Smeralda is swaddled by her nurse and by her attendant, with amusing scenes around the baby drop-off wheel. Having grown up somewhat, Agata, then meets Arrighetto and together they show their love comprised of promises, having evolved from a young age.

Next are the eternal rivals, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, coming face-to-face on stage. Their characters, their hands and habits will turn the spotlight onto the two extraordinary – albeit opposite – geniuses of the Florentine Renaissance.

Finally comes a story taken from Greek mythology, Danaë and her cruel father, King Acrisius. Fearing Danaë’s groom is going to kill her, he throws her and her son Perseus – the son of Zeus – into the sea. An episode that evokes a contemporary reality and speaks of the cruel destinies that run through the Mediterranean Sea.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th April
Tickets: €5.00/€3.00 for children up to 12 years of age

Buy or Book your ticket

For school groups and/or large groups it is recommended to contact the secretariat directly.
STORIES OF CHILDREN – Ph. +39 371 1188031 – mail:

A 10-minute preview from the show’s rehearsals

A selection of photographs of past performances