The Slovenia Times

Immersive theatre experience at Celje Castle

Aug 23 - Aug 24

The audiences will be transposed back to the medieval times in an interactive immersive theatre show that will bring to life several members of the Counts of Celje, an influential noble dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Slovenia in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Taking place at 15 different locations inside Celje Castle courtyard, the show will star 20 actors and dancers performing the story of the Counts of Celje (known as Cili in German), from Barbara of Celje, the highest-ranking crowned head in Slovenian history, to patriarch Herman II's grandson, Ulrich II, the last member of the dynasty.

The audience will receive masks to help them stay anonymous. They will take on the role of city residents invited to the grand event of Celje being granted city rights where they will be awaited by main members of the Celje noble family.

The show also includes actors and dancers cast in the roles of the head of the castle, a chamberlain, psychics, beggars, town gossips and farmers.

The production was directed by Aleksandar Saša Ilić from Serbia and adapted by Nuša Komplet Peperko.

It follows a successful musical about the love story between Veronika of Desenice and Henrik II's son Frederick II, however, the two stories differ greatly, says Peperko. The story of the musical offered a conclusion for everyone, while everything seems to be going wrong in the new show.