Daily program May 17-June 13

Here we offer fantastic theatre experiences for young and old. All the performances are based on Astrid Lindgren’s stories, and many include singing, music and dancing as part of the story. Everything you can see on our stages during the day is included in the admission price.

We put on approx. 20 different performances every day in the park during our preseason. In Katthult, Emil is up to mischief to his father Anton’s annoyance and in Villekulla Cottage, Kling and Klang try to catch Pippi Longstocking. Scenes from the books are also performed on Karlsson’s roof and wherever Rasmus is.

You can see the daily programme for the 2019 preseason further down. The daily programme will show you the times of the performances and when Pippi Longstocking, That Emil, Karlsson of the roof and the others are at home so they can meet our visitors.


Pippi Longstocking


10.30 – 12.30 Meet Pippi in Villekulla Cottage


11.30 Pippi is visited by burglars

Pippi Longstocking lives in an old dilapidated cottage on the outskirts of the Tiny Tiny Town. She is nine years old and lives there all by herself with her horse Lilla Gubben and her monkey Mr Nilsson. One day, two poor tramps called Dunder-Karlsson and Blom come by. They want to get their hands on Pippi’s holdall with all the gold coins she has been given by her father, but they don’t know that Pippi is in fact the strongest girl in the world!


12.15 Pippi Longstocking gets a visit from Miss Prysselius

Miss Prysselius has heard that there is a young girl who lives all by herself in a cottage in the town, and that is obviously not acceptable. So, she decides to pay Pippi a visit and take her to her children’s home so that Pippi can have some order, start school and learn the times tables, for example. But Pippi doesn’t agree at all that she needs to go to any children’s home, “I have managed perfectly well without times tables for nine years, so I will probably continue to do so too!”


14.15 – 16.30   Meet Pippi in Villekulla Cottage


14.15 Pirate Fabbe’s girl

One day, Pippi receives a message in a bottle from her father. It says that his sailors have raised a mutiny and he is now being held prisoner by two unpleasant characters: Blood-Svente and Jocke with the Knife. They refuse to let him go if he doesn’t tell them where Pirate Fabbe’s treasure is hidden. Pippi decides to go on a rescue mission with Tommy and Annika, and they manage to save both her father and the treasure. But the pirates don’t intend to give up that easily and are prepared to play dirty to get the treasure back….


15.10 Pippi Longstocking gets a visit from the police

Miss Prysselius has asked the town’s police, constables Kling and Klang, to get Pippi from Villekulla Cottage so that the girl can finally go to the town’s children’s home. Young children can of course not live on their own, everyone knows that. Policemen are Pippi’s favourites, after rhubarb cream of course, and she loves playing tag with them! But she has no intention of going with them to the children’s home of course.

That Emil


10.45 – 13.40 Meet That Emil in Katthult


10.45 The catechetical meeting in Katthult

In the old days, there used to be catechetical meetings when the dean wanted to make sure that everyone in the parish knew their Bible stories properly. And today, there was going to be a catechetical meeting in Katthult. Afterwards, there would be coffee of course. That’s when That Emil went to lock up the hens, just as his mum had asked him to. As he likes to do things properly, he didn’t just lock up the hens but all the little outhouses and sheds that were open, even the outside toilet – Trisseboa. But, who other than Emil’s father would happen to be sitting there minding his own business….


12.45 When Emil got his head stuck in the soup tureen

Today, there was meat broth for dinner in Katthult. Everyone liked it, especially Emil who put his whole head into tureen to get the last drop out. But then his head got stuck and the family had to go to the doctor in Mariannelund to get him out of the tureen. What a disaster, and today of all days when there was going to be a party in Katthult and the important Miss Petrell was coming for a visit. The flag was flying when she came, but not any old flag, because little Ida wanted to know if you could see all the way to Mariannelund from the top of the flagpole, and Emil, who was a kind soul, helped her to find out of course.


15.00 – 16.45 Meet That Emil in Katthult


15.00 When Emil poured potato dumpling mix over his father

When Emil heard that there was a rat in the kitchen he decided to set a trap. But his father’s big toe wasn’t supposed to get caught in it! And when Emil wanted to make his father happy again and show him the nice potato dumpling mix that was going to become dinner – it wasn’t meant to go all over his father’s face. But when Emil was locked in the woodshed for the third time in one day, he decided he’d had enough. Lina, on the other hand, quite liked when Emil sat in the woodshed so she locked it a bit extra so she could be alone with her Alfred.


16.25 Linas tooth

More information about the show will come later.

Karlsson on the roof


10.25 – 13.00 Meet Karlsson and Lillebror in Vasastan


10.25 Lillebror meets Karlsson

More information about the show will come later.


11.30 Karlsson introduces Uncle Julius to the world of fairy tales

Uncle Julius, who is Lillebror’s relative, has come to town to visit his doctor, and he is staying with Lillebror and Miss Bock while he is there. The ‘house borer’ has commanded peace and quiet but, as usual, Karlsson is ready for a bit of fun. Together with Lillebror, they cogitate, calculate and dress up, and it ends up with Uncle Julius believing he has seen a real life legendary being. Excited by his new realisation, he confides in Miss Bock, and to Karlsson’s great annoyance, they comfort each other.


13.30 Karlsson gets thrown out

More information about the show will come later.

Rasmus and the tramp


14.30 – 16.45   Meet Rasmus and the tramp around the park


14.30 Rasmus meets the tramp

Rasmus and Paradis-Oskar tell the story of when they first met. Rasmus had run away from the children’s home Västerhaga and hit the road to find himself new parents. Gunnar had said that everyone only wanted girls with curly hair, but there must be someone who would consider a boy with straight and untidy hair? Rasmus runs along the narrow trails in the summer night and spends the night in a barn in a meadow. When he wakes up he realises he is not alone in the barn. There is a tramp over in the hay. It is Oskar – paradise tramp and God’s best friend – who walks along the roads with his accordion and sings at the farms for some money or a bit of food. Rasmus also wants to become one of those paradise tramps….


15.30 Rasmus och kattvisan

More information about the show will come later.


15.50 Lif och Liander

More information about the show will come later.

The small stage

11.45  Miss Prysselius’s singalong

Miss Prysselius has arranged a singalong for all children and adults who want to join in and sing, and Kling and Klang have promised to come and help. They have also promised Miss Prysselius to prepare a very special surprise, but maybe they haven’t actually remembered to do so… On the stage, there is of course the town’s orchestra the Jubilee Orchestra.


13.30 Karlsson on the roof

More information about the show will come later.


15.25 Simon Small

Bertil is home alone. He usually is when he waits for his mother and father to come home from the factory. He once had a sister – Martha – but she was dead now. It is so boring to be alone all day. Suddenly, when Bertil is at his most bored he hears a pitter-patter and sees a small boy, no bigger than a thumb, under the bed. It is Simon Small and he lives under Bertil’s floor. You can get there through a small hole under the bed, and if Bertil can only remember to say the right, magical word ‘tjillevippen’, he can become small too and go down there and play.


16.25 Rasmus and the tramp

More information about the show will come later.

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