Pushkin House Russian Family Programme: One Woman, 200 Puppets - A performance in aid of Rusfond's Harley Street Clinic Project

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Elena Treshchinskaya runs a theatre in Moscow. She also built the theatre, lovingly constructed the delicate scenery and stage, and fashioned all the characters that appear on it. As well as this, the artist, director and actress forms the entire cast to her shows, sews the costumes … and writes the scripts.

Having toured the US, Russia and Europe, the puppeteer will now bring the show to Pushkin House in a charity performance for the Rusfond Harley Street Clinic Project. All proceeds will go towards go towards the treatment of seriously ill children from underprivileged families in Russia.

Сказки из сундука, or 'Story-Box' does exactly what it says on the tin – dolls jump out of a suitcase and start to sing, inviting the audience to participate in a extraordinary world seen in miniature.

After the show there will also be a charity sale of Russian artisan toys and illustrated books of Russian fairy tales.

Elena Treshchinskaya has been a professional puppeteer and story-writer since 1989 when she graduated in Doll Theatre Directing from the Narodny Universitet Iskusstv in Moscow and set up her theatre One Woman and 200 dolls. Since then she has travelled the world, via Sesame Street and numerous venues across Europe and Russia, entertaining both adults and children with a very different sort of theatre performance.

Her other shows include История ФлоризыКуклы из чемоданаШиповничекПринцесса на горошинеДень рождения ИнфантыКарнавал в Венеции, and Свадьба Короля-Солнце.