Directing Baba Yaga

10 Oct ’23

Discover how Nina Hajiyianni directed Baba Yaga and why it is an important story for children and families.

What is your role in the production of Baba Yaga?


What does that mean in terms of your contribution to the show?

It means I get to have most fun, putting everything together and seeing the story take shape.

What is your favourite part of the show?
When Baba Yaga turns up (gulp) – you can’t see her but she’s DEFINITELY THERE.

What do you hope audiences will experience when they come to see the show?

A rollercoaster ride of ridiculously -funny and super -scary bits which will leave children and their grown-ups feeling amazed and exhilarated.

Why do you think this is an important story for children and families now?

The protagonists of the story are a young girl and her twin brother who are funny, clever and brave. Together, they are able to overcome their fears and defeat the Baba Yaga!  It’s a reminder that we can all be the hero of our own story no matter how difficult things get.