A restaging of a puppetheque performance from 1986, dedicated to Sapramouse's 30th birthday. The most famous Slovenian marionette is Sapramouse. Slovenian children could not even imagine growing up without the fairy tales, written by Svetlana Makarovič. Over the years there has been a myriad of puppet performances based on her literary material that have enchanted our young viewers. The clever and brave Sapramouse is considered the greatest Slovenian puppet hit ever. It’s best known staging was the one premiered back in 1986 in the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (and directed by Nace Simončič) that has remained uninterruptedly on the theatre’s repertoire until today. Sapramouse is a true testament of the fact that today's children can be attracted by far less spectacular creations from the ones including modern technology; only they have to be convincing both in terms of their texts and realization. The popular show that has lived to see a record number of replays (almost 1.700), has had travelled more than halfway around the world.
This year we are celebrating 40 years of the picture book and 30 years since the premiere performance of the legendary fairy tale. The author of its new visual design Jaka Judnič will bestow more animation options on his charming little heroes, conceived similarly to his animated films from the mid-1980s. The fairy tale's author Svetlana Makarovič will also conceive, together with the composer Milko Lazar, its brand new music arrangements. Also quite refreshed will be the performance’s sound recording, on which the viewers will be able to hear - beside Svetlana Makarovič in the title role -, Ivanka Mežan as Squirrel, Ljerka Belak as Little Frog, Alojz Svete as Doctor Woodpecker and Brane Vižintin as Mouse Fear.

PREMIERE: 6th October 2016, Grand Stage LGL
Director: Nace Simončič / Brane Vižintin
Author: Svetlana Makarovič
Puppets Visual Design: Jaka Judnič
Songs: Svetlana Makarovič
Music (new arrangement): Milko Lazar
Lighting Design: Kristjan Vidner
Voices: Svetlana Makarovič, Ivanka Mežan, Ljerka Belak, Alojz Svete, Brane Vižintin
Animators: Lena Hribar a. g., Aja Kobe, Lovro Finžgar, Boštjan Sever a. g., Marko Ujc a. g.
Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Lojze Sedovnik
Producers: Ignacije Šunjić and Ana Rokvić Pinterič
Lights: Niko Štabuc
Set Technician: Slobodan Ilić, Darko Nedeljković, Alojz Milošič, Iztok Vrhovnik, Andrej Slinkar
Puppets, Set and Costumes Production: Jože Lašič, Iztok Bobić, Zoran Srdić, Mitja Ritmanič, Polona Černe, Marjeta Valjavec