Cyprus Theatre Organisation


«The tin soldier» | From 22 October 2023



From 22 October 2023, Stage 018 will transport us to the wonderful world of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tin Soldier, adapted by Andri Theodotou and directed by Lea Maleni.

On Daniel’s birthday, his father gives him six tin soldiers. One of them, however, has only one leg. While the boy sleeps, his toys wake up and when the one-legged soldier meets a paper ballerina it is love at first sight. Somewhere among the other toys is a jack-in-the-box, who is jealous of them, and it is then that things become difficult. The tin soldier is suddenly separated from the ballerina, lost in the outside world, and encounters adventures, obstacles and difficulties.

The tin soldier is a touching story that has been retold for generations, without losing any of the elements that make it timeless. It is a tale that speaks to the heart and to the mind, a wonderful allegory about envy, respect, diversity, willpower and support; about the strength love gives us to overcome life’s ordeals.

Andri Theodotou’s new theatrical version reintroduces audiences both young and old to one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous fairy tales. The play is directed by Lea Maleni, who, together with a company of talented actors, sweeps us along on the steadfast hero’s journey towards love and happiness with non-stop action, lively movement, vivid colours and plenty of music.


Directed by: Lea Maleni
Set-Costumes: Elena Katsouri
Music-Music coach: Christos Theodorou
Lyrics: Andri Theodotou
Choreography - Movement: Ivi Hadjivassiliou
Lighting design: Georgios Koukoumas
Painting of set-Special props: Stefanos Nearchou
Assistant: to the Director Ioanna Keravnou

The cast (in alphabetical order): Haris Attonis, Marian Kyprianou, Andreas Lontou, Marily Milia, Yiannis Minos, Andriani Neokleous, Andreas Paraschos, Mikaella Theodoulidou, Loukas Zikos


Nicosia | THOC Theatre
From 22 October 2023 and every Sunday, 10.30 & Wednesday 3 January 2024, 18:00

Limassol | Pattihio Municipal Theatre
Saturday 4 November 2023, 15:00

Paphos | Markideio Theatre
Saturday 11 November 2023, 15:00

Surtitled  performances

Sunday 21 January 2024 (English & Turkish)     
Sunday 28 January 2024 (Greek)   

Saturday 4 November 2023 (English & Turkish)


Online at
Thoc Theatre box office, tel. 77772717 (Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1.30pm & 4pm-6pm)