Because the island of Morrowland with its two mountains has become too small for its four inhabitants (including the king), Luke and the orphan Jim are forced to venture into the outside world. On their marvelous journey they discover foreign lands, overcome many dangers, and rescue Princess Li Si from the clutches of the terrible dragon woman, Mrs. Grindtooth. After gathering many new experiences, they return together to their homeland, bringing with them a new, floating island in tow. »Why it’s called Morrowland, nobody knows. That’s just its name!«
Following his colorful and moving production of Snow White and the 77 Dwarves, the director and avowed Jim Button fan Christian von Götz is back onboard for the second children’s opera from the successful duo Kats-Chernin/Wolf. With imaginative images, colorful orchestral sounds, and sometimes dreamily enchanting, sometimes thrilling musical sequences, they tell the story of the black orphan Jim and his best friend Luke the Engine Driver. After 70 years this tale about friendship and getting to know strangers has lost none of its charm or relevance.