We hadn't booked, just showed up on spec at six for a six-thirty performance and just managed to get a seat. I guess in the high season it would be necessary to book. We were in the second from the back row and the view isn't great to be honest, had to sit with my head very much sideways throughout the performance. The people in the backrow sat up on the back of the bench which no-one stopped them from doing and seemed like a good idea. I really enjoyed the performance, and although it is clearly pretty visual, I definitely benefitted from understanding Italian - my partner still enjoyed it though. We were both glad for these reasons that it wasn't an overly long performance - 45 minutes, so good value for money but not long enough for me to get a crick in my neck or my partner to get a bit bored. Some of the foreign tourist audience were a bit grumpy, 'shushing' the (young) kids at the front who were clearling getting into to it. You are not allowed to take photos throughout the performance. I found the puppets were more of a spur to my trying to get a grips with Sicilian history in terms of who the kings and princes were, who Ruggiero II was, what was the relationship with the Holy Roman Empire, what was the Holy Roman Empire exactly etc
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