The Visit from Little Death

Death is a lovely little person. But nobody knows that.

Kitty Crowther: „La visite de Petite Mort “ 2005, German translation by Maja von Vogel. Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg 2011

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Little Death is desperate: The people he brings to the realm of the dead are sad. They sigh. They freeze. They are scared. No one ever speaks to him ...Until the evening when Little Death visits Elisewin. "You are finally here!" she says with a smile ... Elisewin is happy: Little Death takes away all her pain.

This picture book, written and illustrated by Kitty Crowther, is probably one of the most helpful stories to understand and deal with death as part of life. Kitty Crowther was honored with the “Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award” in 2010 for the picture book.

Klaus Lang, one of the most important Austrian composers of the present, is going to compose the story “The Visit from Little Death” to a musical fairytale to create a wonderful theater for young and old.




Dschungel Wien
MuseumsQuartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien


friday, 05.02.2021 at 6pm

further performances:
saturday, 06.02.2021 at 4pm
sunday, 07.02.2021 at 4 pm
tuesday, 09.02.2021 at 10am
wednesday, 10.02.2021 at 10 am and 2:30 pm
thursday, 11.02.2021 at 10 am
friday, 12.02.2021 at 10 am


Rino Indiono, Eva-Maria Schaller


Age: 6+




Klaus Lang


Michael Scheidl


Michael Scheidl

Stage design

Nora Scheidl


Nora Scheidl

composition publisher

Verlag Zeitvertrieb Wien Berlin

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school visits including preparations and post-processing

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