The Talking Camel

The Camel
Scenekvelder AS Musical production company
When the Robbers came to Cardamom Town
Hand puppet
Height: 200 cm
Production year

The Talking Camel is most definitely a visible character in the popular children’s theatre play ‘When the Robbers came to Cardamom Town’ written by Thorbjørn Egner in 1955. It talks, sings and dances – facilitated by two professional dancers maneuvering The Camel. In Cardamom Town, it makes an unforgettable impression wherever it wanders.

There are more than 1000 handmade alpaca dreadlocks attached to the camel. The neck and the thighs are very flexible and there is room around the dancer’s bodies, which enables a great range of movement. The dancer at the front has his or her hand inside the head of The Camel and can move both the head and the mouth – which makes our camel the largest hand puppet we know about. We are super proud of the fact that the finished camel weighs 17.5 kg only in total – less than 9 kg for each dancer to carry.

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Want to know more about the play? Visit here: Wikipedia: When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town