Imagine a cat in boots. Imagine a cat in a hat. Imagine a cat in a bow-tie, in a rather fetching suit and some All Star trainers and there you have it, the performance of Puss in Boots that will begin to weave its wonderful tale at the Satiriko theatre in south Nicosia as of Sunday.
We all know the story that teaches the importance of friendship. The cat in the boots of which we speak performed some trickery to help his friend go from rags to riches but the fight between good and evil never did run smoothly.
The performance is based on the literary fairy tale by Charles Perrault, a retired civil servant and member of the Académie Française.
The story starts with a miller giving his youngest son his inheritance, a cat. But this is not any cat, it is one in boots who is determined to make sure his young master makes his fortune.
He does this by catching rabbits and pigeons and giving them as gifts to the king from his master – who he has said is the Marquis of Carabas.
The tale continues on in this deceitful way until the cat manages to trick an ogre who lives in a castle, into turning himself into a mouse. The cat then makes the mouse into his meal and the castle is now empty for his master to fit the bill of the gentleman. Now all that remains is a princess on the marquis’ arm and a cat who can feast on whatever he wants.
Puss in Boots
Performance of the story in musical style for children. January 17 until March 20. Satiriko Theatre, south Nicosia. 10.30am. Tel: +357-22-312940.
By Maria Gregoriou for Cyprus Mail