Dirty Granny Tales is an acoustic ensemble that narrates atmospheric stories. Their shows include puppet theater, dance performance and video animation projection, all of which, accompanied by the music, bring the story to life.

Influenced by the atmospheric fairytales of Tim Burton and Guilermo Del Toro, the melodies of Danny Elfman, the irony of Tiger Lillies, The Residents’ sterile landscape, Japanese Gothic theater and Butoh choreography, Dirty Granny Tales transports us to a magical dark world in their own extraordinary way.

Telion’s Garden, a tale influenced by migration, invades human instincts. Indignation and fear lead to desperate decisions. The pursuit of a perfect, flawless, godly world becomes the goal: a world that no flames can destroy, a world that has no room for hellish fire. Alas, the lack of fire can only create an emotionless world. Perfection is an illusion. Life is an inseparable bond of light and darkness. Respecting this bond is the only key to our survival.


Dirty Granny Tales are:

Stavros Mitropoulos (Mouldbreath): Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin

Thanos Mitropoulos (Wormeaten Vagus): Bass, Blockflute, Backing Vocals

Dalai Theofilopoulou (Slimeskin): Cello, Backing Vocals

Uli Muehe (Heartbeat Zero):  Percussion, Backing Vocals

Ruby Wilson: Dance

Giulia del Balzi: Dance


Concert, Mask Theater, Performance, Puppet Theater
  • Thurs, February 11, 2016 | 8pmMain Stage
  • with 2 additional performances until Feb 13th

Tickets 14 € (8 € students)

Music, Story, Animation and Text by Stavros Mitropoulos | Lyrics by Andreea Badea, Stavros Mitropoulos and Haris Loxas | Choreography by Stavros Mitropoulos, Ruby Wilson and Giulia del Balzi | Costumes, Masks and Production Design by Stavros Mitropoulos, Beatrice Baumann and Crudelia Winters (Von Grimm) | Costumes and Masks Construction by Beatrice Baumann, Crudelia Winters (Von Grimm), Thanos Mitropoulos, Dalai Theofilopoulou, Stavros Mitropoulos and Maya Theofilopoulou | Technical Management by Thanos Mitropoulos | Lighting Design by Thanos Mitropoulos, Stavros Mitropoulos and George Petratos | Lighting Engineering by George Petratos | Photography by Olivia Duta