Oscar Wilde
The Canterville Ghost
Thrilling performance for children
the performance is in Estonian


The Ghost Sandra Lange

director Teele Uustani and Sandra Lange
music by Juhan Vihterpal
light engineer Rene Topolev
set and costume design Sandra Lange
playwright Vahur Keller
make-up artist Aimi Etverk
children’s voices Sander Tammeleht and Hannes Jõema (Liivaku kindergarten)

graphic design Britt Urbla Keller
production management Jane Oksa
sales and marketing Annika Land–Reisser
costume production Jaanika Simmer
scenery production Sandra Lange, Mihkel Vooglaid, Riho Rosberg and Eesti Vanglatööstus AS

Age 7+
Performance duration 45 minutes
Premiere January 25th, 2020 at Kellertheatre.

This production is supported by Eesti Kultuurkapital

The performance is based on Oscar Wilde’s world-famous short story “The Canterville Ghost”. It is the result of a collaboration between two young talented creators – Teele Uustani and Sandra Lange. The production uses puppetry as well as object theater. It is intended for young audiences that appreciate a mixture of spooky thrills and humor. The spirit of Lord Canterville had a brilliant career. This ghost has been successful at terrorizing the occupants of his castle for centuries, until one day he suffers a setback. Colliding with the modern world, the ghost becomes acquainted with a family that absolutely fails to not notice him. The family, in fact, does not notice anyone or anything except their gadgets. Adding insult to injury, when this newly arrived family finally becomes aware of the ghost’s existence, he finds out that has no effect on them. On the contrary, the spirit of Lord Canterville is now on the receiving end of terror. He is the one being bullied. The ghost resents the unbearable circumstances and flees into the basement of the castle, where he tries unsuccessfully to find some peace. At this point, the ghost has nothing to lose. He resorts to the most terrible actions and terrifying stunts, but he has lost his touch, and everything goes awry. In the end, the spectator must choose for herself whether to join those who bully the ghost or to empathize with him.

photos: fabulous Siim Vahur