Room on the Broom

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Room on the Broom, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Room on the Broom is yet another hit, written by Scottish writer Julia Donaldson, who is an old acquaintance of Puppet Theatre, and her loyal collaborator - German illustrator -, Axel Scheffler. They are also the authors of the famous picture book The Gruffalo and its no less popular sequel The Gruffalo's Child.

The new adventure depicts once again the encounter with the world of animals, only this time the town of the dreadful Gruffalo is taken by anything but an evil Witch and by a far more dangerous and ravenously hungry Dragon. The Witch with bristling hair and her Cat are travelling together on a broom. Due to their high speed (or is it the Cat’s teasing?) the Witch loses her hat, so she lands on the ground and starts looking for it everywhere. With every lost object she finds herself not only faced with quite a range of tests but also helped by some new friends, who manage to find her lost things by coincidence, so she rewards them with “a ride” on her broom. Not everyone in this world is capable of flying; therefore they are all very happy to do it, except for the Cat, of course. To make everything a bit more complicated suddenly the dreadful Dragon pops up out of nowhere, which is not accidental at all, and when he is about to attack the good old Witch, a Sticky Creature turns up as well. 

This text’s dramatization is based on the Room on the Broom, © illustrated by Axel Scheffler and © written by Julia Donaldson (2001). The book was published by the Macmillan Children’s Books, London, whereas its Slovenian version was published by the Mladinska knjiga Publishing House.


Jaka Ivanc is a theatre and puppet director, known for his specific fusion of dramatic and puppet theatre with music – in its numerous forms. He has already staged in our theatre a range of successful productions, and among them the two abovementioned hits The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child

PREMIERE: 17th N
ovember 2016, Grand Stage LGL
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Author: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Translation and Adaption: Milan Dekleva
Music: Davor Herceg
Dramaturgy: Andrej Jaklič
Art Design: Natan Esku
Scenographers: Jaka Ivanc, Barbara Stupica, Žiga Lebar, Zoran Srdić
Costumography: Barbara Stupica
Lighting Design: Kristjan Vidner
Language Coaching: Irena Androjna Mencinger
Assistant Director: Marko Čeh
Cast: Alenka Tetičkovič, Martina Maurič Lazar, Iztok Lužar, Maja Kunšič, Gašper Malnar, Lovro Finžgar
Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Izidor Kozelj
Assistant: Erik Krkač (part of project Kul služba!)
Set Technicians (animation of set elements): Jernej Remše, Alojz Milošič, Slobodan Ilić, Luka Moškrič
Lights: Kristjan Vidner
Assistant: Maša Avsec (part of project Kul služba!)
Puppets, Set and Costumes Production: Zoran Srdić, Žiga Lebar, Iztok Bobić, Polona Černe, Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjavec, Zala Kalan, Petra Pirc, Urška Rednak, Mateja Šušteršič, Uroš Mehle s. p., Richard Massarani
Producer: Ana Rokvić Pinterič
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