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Site with information for the show On the harmful effects of tobacco

Last 4 days left to see Nikotine! August 23, 2012

 

The Royal Mile. The place we have flyerd and found friends! This street is strangely attractive during the festival-you can see the artists, their hopes to be seen and appreciated, it is magical! You have only 4 days left to come see the show Nikotine, don’t miss it for anything in the world!

Aug 21-27 14:15  
Venue 29: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

 
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
 
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers

 

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You can see Nikotine on TV now!

Today the show Nikotine was filmed by the BBC and Justine was interviewed from one of their news reports. The news report should be aired on BBC news Scotland this Friday August 24th. Come and see us!

Aug 21-27 14:15  
Venue 29: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

 
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
 
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.

 

Our number one fan! August 19, 2012

At the end of each of our performances, we ask audience members to spread the word about “Nikotine”.  One such audience member, Christiane Klatt, was kind enough to write this amazing review and publish it on the Fringe Web site:

“An emotional ride for our Nikolai Nikotine (a puppet made of a scarf and a foam head) – he has to give a lecture and he gets distracted either by the thought of his miserable existence when he shrinks into his own cloth body and nervously orders his clothes or by visions of greatness and freedom and lightness when he dances or glides through the air – and back down to earth again. The change between these two moods and the change between performing the puppet and presenting a character herself is done excellently by Milena Milanova. Thanks.”
No, thank you, Christiane!  You are now officially our favorite fan in the world.  And also our favorite critic!  Does our number-one-fan know how to write a stellar review, or what?!
The information for the show Nikotine is here:
Aug 21-27 14:15  
Venue 29: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

 
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
 
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
 

Our third great Fringe review!!! August 17, 2012

Three Weeks gave us our third really good Fringe review! Here it is:

“In this quirky adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco’, puppet character Nikolai Nikotine (drawn from Ivan Ivanovich Nyukhin), a smoker, is forced by the unseen presence of his domineering wife to deliver a conference on the harmful effects of smoking. Chekhov’s droll and moving monologue on the desire to stop bending to the will of others and stand as a self-governing individual works well as a puppet show– the themes of control and independence acquire a new dimension when it is the puppet who is mourning his loss of free will. Sequences of Russian folk music and dance are cleverly choreographed, and a singing mouse is cute to say the least – this is a readily accessible show.”

We also had an invitation from the director of the Prague Fringe to participate in the festival! This is a great opportunity and we are very happy for that chance to show our work on that theatre platform!

Here is the info about our show Nikotine:

Aug 14-19 14:50
Aug 21-27 14:15  
Venue 29: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

 
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
 
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
 

The Nikotine Fringe photos! August 15, 2012

Photos from Nuria Turmo!
Information about the show Nikotine on the Edinburgh Fringe:
Aug 14-19 14:50
Aug 21-27 14:15  
Venue 29: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

 
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
 
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
 

Nikotine-5 star environmentally friendly solo puppet show on the Fringe this August! Come and see! August 13, 2012

Our 4 and 5 star reviews for Nikotine gave some result and we have more and more audience every day. Producers and programmers are comming to see us. We are waiting for 2 more reviews from Three Weeks and The Stage. We had judges from The CSPA Fringe Festival Award for Sustainable Production. Of course we believe we should win this award because 1.  We have an anazing production, 2. Our carbon footprint is minimal and 3. Our puppets are made by found and recycled materials. Here is our five star review: ‘

”Take one expressive puppet head, a couple of pieces of cloth and you have a very remarkable show – you certainly have when Milena Mlianova is the puppeteer.

First performed in 2009 while Milanova was completing a Master’s degree, Nikotine is based on what is known in English as ‘Smoking Is Bad For You’, a darkly golden piece by Anton Chekov.

Nikolai Nikolaievich has been ‘voluteered’ by his wife to deliver a lecture on the evil effects of tobacco, but we realise that it is at least as much the evil effects of his domineering wife that Nikolai suffers from.

In Milanova’s very capable hands, this Nikolai expresses some very Slavic personality traits, triumphant one moment, downcast the next, yet rising to almost every challenge except the one of finding a way out of his intolerable predicament.

Throughout, this is puppetry of a very high order indeed, and Milanova’s considerable skills outshine those of many highly competent puppet companies.

Getting ‘Nikolai’ to dance is but one of the highlights of this tight, short show, while the puppet’s outrageous flirtation with his puppeteer is a technical as well as visual delight.

Although it will be clear by now that this reviewer was completely sold on this production, as Stewie Griffen of ‘Family Guy’ might have it, this really is ‘Such a good show!’

It’s other attraction amid a not always family-friendly Fringe, is that this is one that really could delight a family audience, with the proviso that those who prefer their offspring remain ignorant of the wicked weed might be perturbed by the wonderful smoke effect, whose creation I am unable to credit.

In any event, these five stars are justly earned. Go see.”

(http://www.edinburghguide.com/festival/2012/edinburghfringe/nikotinereview-11070)

And here is the information about our show:

Aug 14-19 14:50
Aug 21-27 14:15 

 

Venue 29: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

 
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
 
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
 

The show “Nikotine” on the Edimbourgh international theater festival Fringe. April 14, 2012

Aug 6-12 17:25
Aug 14-19 14:50
Aug 21-27 14:15 

 

Venue: Paradise in the Vault

11a Merchant Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 2QD

Venue: 29
Box Office: 0131 510 0022
Category: Theatre
For booking:
Sub-categories: puppetry, solo show, physical theatre, comedy
Ticket price: 8.50 (concessions 6.50)
Group Name: Milena Milanova of Atelier 313
For ages 16+
In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play On the Harmful Effects of Smoking, Nikolai Nikotine is forced by his overbearing wife to deliver a symposium against one of his only remaining pleasures in life: smoking.  But his topic soon turns from tobacco to the pitfalls of marriage and the trials and tribulations of being Nikolai Nikotine. Further in this blog you can find video teasers and more detailed information about the show and the artist.

Over the course of an hour, Nikotine lies and tells the truth, loves and hates, sings and dances, makes important decisions and introduces the audience to his only friends.

Awards :

  • 2012 : First prize on the 7th International Festival Gala Star in Bacau, Romania
  • 2011 : First prize on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers in Lodz, Poland
  • 2011 : Award of the puppetry section of The Polish Stage Actor’s Society on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.
  • 2011 : Award of the polish section of UNIMA on the 7th International Festival of The Solo Puppeteers.

 

 

 

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