Jim Button and Luke the Engine driver

Jim Button and Luke the Engine driver

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Jim Button is a little black boy living on the tiny island of Lummerland. When Jim grows bigger, there is simply no longer enough space for everybody. Someone has to go, decides King Alfons the Quarter-to-Twelfth. But should that someone really be Emma, the locomotive of Jim’s best friend Luke? Jim cannot allow that. Together with the engine driver and Emma he leaves the island and sets off on the great adventure: Transparent trees, stripy mountains, apparent giants and dragons cross their way. In the end, however, Jim is not only able to solve the enigma of his birth; he also manages to free the beautiful princess Li Si. And even for their return to Lummerland a solution is found.


Informationen

  • First published in: 1960
  • Theatre rights:
    Vertriebsstelle und Verlag
    deutscher Bühnenschriftsteller und –komponisten (VVB)
    Buchweizenkoppel 19
    22844 Norderstedt
    Tel.: 040/52 25 610
    Fax: 040/52 63 286
    (Musical rights for the musical by Christian Berg included)

Pressestimmen

Keine Pressestimmen vorhanden.

Erstaufführung

Television/Puppet theatre:
Augsburger Puppenkiste. ARD, 15 October 1961 – 12 November 1961.

Weitere Aufführungen

  • Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)

    (Theatre premiere): Theatre for children Hamburg, 12 February 1970. Director: Eberhard Möbius.
  • Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)

    Version for spoken theatre by Theater der Jugend, Wien, November 1972.

Musical

  • Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)

    Musical by Christian Berg with music by Konstantin Wecker. Summer theatre in the castle’s gardens, Cuxhaven 1 July 1999.
  • Sound Carrier
    Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer. Das Musical.
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. The Musical.)

    1 CD, 51 Min. (Music by Konstantin Wecker), Karussell 1999 also available as MC
  • Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen. Die ultimativen Lummerland-Songs.
    (An Island with two Hills. The ultimate Songs from Lummerland)

    The best songs from the Jim-Knopf-films and other hits. 34 min Karussell 1999 CD and MC: Karussell 1999.
  • Video:
    Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver) (Musical)
    Universal and Karussell, 4 parts, 2000.

Marionettentheater

  • Allegedly, fans love this version the best:
    Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)

    Germany 1961. 5 parts with puppets.
  • Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)

    Germany 1977. 4 parts with puppets from Augsburger Puppenkiste.
  • Video:
    Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
    (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver)

    4 parts, Karussell, Hamburg 1994. (Augsburger Puppenkiste from 1977)