Marionette che passione!

Duration: 70 minutes without interval

Marionette che passione! is the play that the Carlo Colla & Figli Puppetry Company will be presenting at the Chiostro Nina Vinchi, bringing together in a single special performance situations and moments from the shows that have debuted on the stages of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan to then travel, taking Italian tradition and culture to the most important cities in Europe and the world. It will be an opportunity to meet up again with the characters from the most loved and applauded shows, Excelsior, The Troubadour, The Antiquarian's Family, Macbeth, The Tempest, A midsummer night’s dream, Treasure island and others, as well as a number of previews and surprises.

But what is special about this play is the unusual and minimalist set, adapted for the staging in the Chiostro, with the figure of the puppeteer visibly commanding the characters on short strings. This is an opportunity, following an unusual period of forced inactivity, for the puppets to bring movement and life to the world of the theatre as they wait to return next season in their natural habitat, presenting titles, stories and plays as they have  done for the last two hundred years.

Chiostro Nina Vinchi
from 26 to 28 July 2020, 9.30 p.m.
Marionette che passione!
characters, authors and the voices of the wooden actors

based on an idea by Eugenio Monti Colla
puppets from the plays of the Company
technical director
Tiziano Marcolegio
directed by Franco Citterio and Giovanni Schiavolin
Comune di Milano – Teatro Convenzionato production

In collaboration with Fondazione Cariplo
The shows form part of the "Aria di Cultura" programme organised by the Municipality of Milan

In the event of bad weather, performances will take place at the Teatro Grassi

Seats € 5 each

Tickets for the shows at the Chiostro can be purchased online by credit card from the website or via the box office line service on +39 02.42.411.889, open from Monday to Saturday, 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For purchases by telephone a valid email address must be provided, to which the electronic ticket will be sent.

Subscription holders and spectators who already have vouchers can use them to purchase seats on

Tickets for the shows in other venues throughout the city can, as always, be purchased from the website or via the box-office line.

All shows can be accessed by showing the ticket either printed or directly from a smartphone. In the event that tickets have been forgotten, spectators are advised that it will not be possible to print the ticket before entering.

The box offices will remain closed in order to encourage purchases online or via the box office line.

In the event of bad weather, the shows will be performed in the Teatro Grassi. Assigned seats will be indicated on the seats in the auditorium.


• In order to prevent queues and crowding, we invite spectators to arrive at the venue no earlier than 30 minutes before the beginning of the performance.

• Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be allowed access to the performance, and will have the right to a refund for their ticket.
The personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature.

• In order to access the performances it is obligatory for masks or other personal protective equipment (non-medical masks) to be worn, and hands must be sanitised with the dedicated dispensers. Spectators without masks can ask for one at the entrance.

• Spectators are invited to show their printed or digital ticket at the entrance.
In the event that tickets have been forgotten, spectators are advised that it will not be possible to print the ticket before entering on the evening of the performance.

• The places assigned guarantee physical distancing as provided for by health regulations. As a sign of respect for others, we kindly ask you to follow the indications provided by staff.