Little Tadpole Looks for its Mummy

Little Tadpole Looks for its Mummy

China National Theatre for Children (CNTC)


2015-05-01 15:00
2015-05-01 19:15
2015-05-02 15:00
2015-05-03 15:00
2015-05-09 15:00
2015-05-09 19:15
2015-05-10 15:00

Mysterious underwater world, within the orphan nursery, there lived an uncle Crab who can only count up to eight, and a horrible Snakehead. That is the new adventure experience of Snore and Yawn. This time they came into a lake, help the Little Tadpole to find his mother. Then Snore turned into a tortoise, and Yawn turned into a beautiful fish. Their temper also changed together.

After a long way searching, the Frog Mama finally appeared and drove away the bad Snakehead by her invincible frog legs just when they were nearly eaten by him. But, the Little Tadpole refused to accept her mother, since they looked like so different.

The following things were really unbelievable to Snore and Yawn. The disobedient Little Tadpole didn't cherish this hard-won happiness at all, left his home angrily, and was cheated by the Snakehead to tease other creatures living underwater, messing up the environment underwater… Frog Mama couldn't bear the naughty Tadpole, left him sadly. But little Tadpole wasn't happy, even was painful.

The horrible snakehead also had a self-contemptuous life; uncle crab was such a caring people, the innermost lake hole hided a generation secrets… Then the little Tadpole found him growing up, became brave, upright, and more and more like a frog. He suddenly understood that his behavior hurt his mother. But it's too late; his mother has already gone away. Under the help of Snore and Yawn, the little Tadpole started to seek his mother once again. Could he find his mother back? Let's enjoy the moving drama Little Tadpole Looks for His Mummy.

The fairytale drama Little Tadpole Looks for His Mummy conveyed the profound feeling between Frog Mama and Little Tadpole. Through the moving story, children will learn that mother's love is the greatest love in the world. This show has been performance more than 500 times, moved thousands audiences, which was known as great "tear bomb". The stage design, characterization, or garments are all exquisite. The mysterious underwater stage presents a fantastical color, which was called Chinese "Finding Nemo".


China National Theatre for Children (CNTC)

No.64 Donganmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing


Founded in 1956, China National Theatre for Children (CNTC) is the only national children's art troupe directly subordinated to the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. The first president of CNTC was Ren Hong.

CNTC has borne the responsibility of inheriting, developing, creating and presenting excellent theatrical performances for the youth, played an important role of representing, demonstrating and guiding in national children's drama. For more than half a century, CNTC has dedicated numerous classic and diverse dramas for the audience and cultivated a large number of distinguished and outstanding artists and performers for children's drama, many of whom are winners of various prestigious art awards in China.

In the past 55 years, CNTC has produced and staged a great number of exquisite works, from ancient to modern, in China and abroad. Though CNTC is Beijing-based, the performance footprints were all over China, even Hong Kong and Taiwan. Besides, CNTC has been to abroad many times for culture and drama communicating, including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, America, India, Canada, Columbia, Mongolia, France, Thailand and Germany, etc.

Major works created by CNTC early years included Malan Flower, Family of Revolutionaries, The Young Guards, Yue Yun, The Newsboy, Here is the Yard, Twelve Months, Pavel Korchagin, Twinkling Stars, Goddess Patching the Sky-hole and The Moonlight Lullaby. The productions created in recent years are: Cookie Boy, The Little Tadpole Looks for its Mummy, Run, the Little Rabbit, The Dragon Child, Journey to the West, Pippi Long stocking, Sunbird, The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Turn, Turn, Turn, Little Jeep, Absolute Children, Aesop's Fables and Special Homework, Little Prince, The Frog Prince, Cat & Mouse, The little match girl, Adventure of Little Cloth, Final Wish, Chinese Story in pocket, Magic Boat, Three Monks, Peter Pan, Idiom Stories, etc.

China National Theatre for Children is the only state level theatre for children, which was named and inscribed by Comrade Soong Ching-ling. In 2005, on its fourth floor, a special small theatre called "Holiday Classic Theatre" was opened. The two various sized theatres are cross-echoed with classic children dramas presented to the audience every week. CNTC has already been the Art Palace of modern China children's drama.

An excellent Drama may have direct influence on the children’s life. CNTC will stick to the art principle; devote to developing more talents, producing new excellent dramas to achieve its goal that all for children. "Every child in China has the opportunity to watch children's dramas" is the persistent pursuit of CNTC.

The current president of CNTC is Mr. Yin Xiao dong; Mr. Lei Xining works as Party secretary; the Vice Presidents are also including Mrs. Feng Li,Mr. Shan Zeng hong and Mr. Li Xiao gang; Mr. Yang Fan is the Deputy Secretary of Party and Vice President.

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Little Tadpole Looks for its Mummy
Start Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 15:00
End Date: 
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 21:30