Flat to Rent
A Savannah Kids adaptation of the Leah Goldberg classic story
"At the edge of a valley so quiet and pretty, Stands a five-storey building far away from the city"
Animal tenants live on each floor of a five-storey building: a fat hen, a cuckoo, a pampered black cat, a voracious squirrel. The fifth floor used to be occupied by Mr. Mouse, but he disappears, so the neighbours hang up a sign which reads "A Flat to Let."
The flat is shown to many animals. Each follows the same cycle of sing-song questions and exclamations. But each visitor objects to one of the other animals, and rejects the flat.
Finally a dove comes who likes the neighbours as much as the house. The tenants have finally found another animal as tolerant as themselves, and together they reside in friendship, peace and love.
Duration: 45 minutes
Appropriate for ages: 3-8 years
Stage requirements: Auditorium stage or large room setting with minimal stage-area dimensions of height 2.5m, width 5m, depth 2m.
Set up time: 3 hours + extra 1/2 hour if I bring stage lighting
Take down time: 2 hours
Sound: Recorded music, live voice
Lighting: Stage-wash (in auditorium) + additional coloured lighting I control with my portable Led stage lights + DMX controller
Languages: This production is available in English & Hebrew.
SET DESIGN PROCESS
The illustrations from this famous Leah Goldberg book by Shmuel Katz are so memorable and distinctive, I really wanted to create a set with the same whimsical character.