The Adventures of Prince Achmed with Live Score by Sink

Music (film, family)

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Musical inventors S!nk designed the Pianodrome – an amphitheatre made from upcycled pianos – as a dream performance space. See it transformed into a five-screen cinema in the round. Swirling, spiraling strings, saxophones, accordion, percussion and voice transport you to a world of conjurors and princesses, where Aladdin battles demons and nothing is as it seems. Lotte Reiniger's classic and groundbreaking paper-cut animation is a delight for all ages. 'A mesmerising score... exquisitely beautiful... Sink’s composition is as clever as their artistry is brilliant' (Herald).

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Diana De Cabarrus 107 days ago

An entrancing and wonderful production at the Pianodrome - the experience of watching the beautiful, haunting animation while three top flight musicians expand the field of experience with a delicately rendered live score is a WONDERFUL and satisfying way to spend an hour. Do yourself a favour and get down.

The venue and the other programming also looks not to be missed - an impressively coherent experience of venue combined with artistry.

F Ludlow 107 days ago

We absolutely loved this show. The venue is totally unique with seating made from upcycled pianos. There is a great atmosphere with live music and plenty of food and drink available in the courtyard before and after the show. The film itself was mesmerising...75 minutes flashed by. The score was a perfect accompaniment, expertly composed and performed live by S!nk. You will not be disappointed.

Penny Wilson 110 days ago

***** 5 Stars!! Unique and fantastic show in a unique and fantastic venue. HIGHLY recommended! The talented S!NK musicians will take you on a magical journey. The 5-screen cinema design works beautifully in this venue built entirely from pianos. Make the effort to find the venue and you will be glad you did. The live music alone is worth the price of admission! Recommended for all ages.

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Deadline News (5/5 stars) 99 days ago

This 1926 feature film by Lotte Reiniger is based on a story from the anonymous book One Thousand and One Nights,specifically “The Story of Prince Achmed and the Fairy Paribanou”. I was familiar with the original version but today it felt new and I dare to say exceptionally different.

The amphitheatre is staggering, with threads hanging from the ceiling, lamps in every corner, lights set up to precisely follow the storyline and in the middle, three men playing multiple instruments with their hands, feet and voices; giving a new life to a story already told.

Their energy, charisma and virtuosity in playing multiple instruments blurred the line between cinema and theatre.

The audience was immersed in the concoction of images and sound coming from them and the five screens that surrounded us. At the end the rapturous applause was the best prize for this well thought out proposal.

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