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Photo: Nika Hölcl
Small Stage LGL
Length 30 min
Director: Asja Kahrimanović
Puppetry performance based on the picture book by Joe Todd-Stanton
A Mouse Called Julian (2019) is a picture book about a reclusive mouse called Julian by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning author and illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton. The mouse prefers to spend his days alone rather than in the company of his neighbours and other residents of his neighbourhood. And he absolutely loves it. But everything changes when a fox accidentally falls into his flat.
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Foto Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 35 min
Tone Pavček
Angels  3+
Director and choreographer: Mala Kline
Staged poetry
Angels ('Angeli', 2012) was the last volume of poetry by one of Slovenia's most celebrated contemporary poets, Tone Pavček (1928-2011). This literary testament rounded off an extraordinary body of work whirling with verses of life, love and fidelity.
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Aquarium, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Kulturnica LGL
Length 40 min
Miha Golob
Aquarium  3+
Director: Miha Golob
Aquatic adventure
In the beginning there is nothing. Like an empty piece of paper, just a moment before it is touched by a pencil or a crayon. And everything is still possible. Then comes a cracking sound and an egg suddenly hatches out of the mist – a tiny little creature, yearning for a cosy home, friends, adventures and the whole colourful World …
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Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 30 min
Baby esferic  0.5+
Puppetry performance, guest performance from Aboon Teatro (Spain)
BABY ESFERIC is a tribute to the Earth. It talks about the magic that unites us to the planet and its inhabitants through different stories and landscapes. Aimed at babies from 6 months to 6 years, will delight the whole family. Without text, with a very visual language, a white sphere is the protagonist, and it is transformed into different landscapes and nice animals. Everything is round. Its aesthetic, minimalist and delicately visual, gives freedom to the imagination of the spectator. BABY ESFERIC captures the magic of the earth, at baby's pace.
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Barley And The Boat
Grand Stage LGL
Length 30 min
Anja Štefan
Director: Barbara Bulatović
Puppet performance
Barley lives near the lake. He plays on its shores every day. He floats his tiny boats on the lake and wishes to have a real boat ...
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Photo: Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Sebastijan Pregelj and Igor Šinkovec
Director: Mare Bulc
Puppetry performance
From Cicido children’s magazine to the theatre stage—Bear and Piggy are here to entertain the youngest audiences in a puppet performance. Bear and Piggy are best friends who live together in a tiny house on the top of a skyscraper next to their favourite playground.
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Big-Eyes the Little Owl, foto Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Svetlana Makarovič
Director: Brane Vižintin
Marionette performance
Big-Eyes the Little Owl is the first work that Svetlana Makarovič wrote for children and also her first work staged at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. It was directed by Matjaž Loboda and premiered in 1972, bringing a pleasant and welcome refreshment to the repertoire, which at the time consisted mostly of foreign works. It was only thereafter that the most important Slovenian writers also started writing puppet plays. Makarovič created a sweet, nice and poetic story about a little whimsical owl called Big-Eyes, who decides she no longer wants to be an ordinary, nocturnal bird, but a day owl. The Moon tries to dissuade her, but to no avail. In the morning when the owl family crawls into bed, Big-Eyes puts on her sunglasses and boisterously flies into the bright day. On her journey, she meets a number of animals and has numerous adventures – also dangerous ones!
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Grand Stage LGL
Length 60 min
Matija Solce
Creator of objects and puppets, set and costume designer: Tomaš Žižka
Puppet and musical cabaret, guest performance from Rijeka City Puppet Theatre
Performed in Croatian, Rijeka dialect and Slovenian.
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Catch me!
Small Stage LGL
Length 30 min
Saša Eržen
Catch me!  2+
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Umetniško društvo Konj
Director: Silvan Omerzu
Puppet performance
A comedy with running and singing designed for the youngest audience and directed by a versatile puppet artist Silvan Omerzu, features an artistically purified, musically inspiring, playful and dynamic work. A simple, modular stage assembly, with wooden puppets and props, unfolds before the viewers an exciting and - until the performance’s very ending - interesting competition between the two neighbours, who eventually become friends. Its witty text was contributed by the writer of the younger generation Saša Eržen, whose picture book »The One about the Fleas« ranked her among the five finalists for the Original Slovenian Picture Book Award.
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Length 15 min
Illustration exhibition
Children-Spectators is an exhibition of illustrations by renowned artists created as part of Creative Europe's project Mapping.
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Photo by Matej Povše
Length 35 min
Isabel Minhós Martins
Director: Katja Povše
A live-action puppet production
Don't Cross the Line is a theatrical thriller of constant trial and loss. The stage has been commandeered by General Big Eye, who has refused entry to puppets and actors – for good.
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Duck, Death and the Tulip, foto: Miha Fras
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 40 min
Wolf Erlbruch
Director: Fabrizio Montecchi
Shadow performance
Duck, Death and the Tulip is a gentle, friendly and discreet staging, confronting children with death without any embellishment or pathos, but rather through a refined sense of delicacy of the selected topic. The narrative about illness, departing and lost comes to life on the stage as a warm and vital story about the preciousness of closeness and friendship. It is a suggestive fusion of live acting, animation and shadow theatre, visually attracting and astonishing children and at the same time unobtrusively caressing them and presenting them with a thought about the transience and vulnerability of life.
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Emil and the Detectives, foto: Gregor Gobec
Grand Stage LGL
Length 70 min
Erich Kästner
Director: Ajda Valcl
A detective story
The performance Emil and the Detectives is based on a novel for children by the German writer Erich Kästner (1899–1974) who is certainly acknowledged as one of the most widely read children’s writers. The novel, which was first published in 1929, is Kästner’s first and also most popular children’s book. It was translated into more than 60 languages and has already seen quite a number of stage and film adaptations, the last one premiered in Germany in 2001.
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Foto Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Anja Štefan
Director: Martina Maurič Lazar
Puppet performance
The performance Four Black Ants – a theatre adaptation of a collection of short stories by Anja Štefan, this year’s recipient of the Prešeren Fund Award – premiered on the Small Stage LGL in 2014.
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Four Black Ants, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Small Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Anja Štefan
Director: Martina Maurič Lazar
Puppet performance
Four Black Ants is a set of short parables about four little ants that contains just the right amount of everything – poetry, humour, rhythm, words, rhymes, heartiness and wisdom. They are full of little pleasures and funny adventures, inciting meditative reflections and arousing reactions with their clever sting.
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Photo: Borut Bučinel
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 45 min
Nebojša Pop-Tasić
Full Moon  4+
Director and choreographer: Sebastjan Starič
Dream Musical
A musical performance taking us on a journey into the poetic world of dreams and cheerful night-time illusions with which the full moon is teasing a “sleeping” family of four.
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Foto Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Tin Grabnar and Ana Duša
Gallop  5+
Director: Tin Grabnar
Shadow performance
Gallop follows the story of a boy living on a farm near the city, where, in addition to other domestic animals, they also have a young horse. One day, the boy and his family visit a fair, where he unexpectedly sees horse races. The winner receives a big gleaming trophy! This triggers in him an irresistible desire to win. Fostered by the ambition to lift the winner’s trophy one day, he starts training hard with his horse. The performance addresses the meaning of friendship in contrast with the irresistible desire to win. How much is it worth sacrificing to achieve your goal?
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Photo by Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 60 min
Špela Frlic, Maruša Kink
Director: Maruša Kink
An adventure based on the novel by Špela Frlic
Glitterton is a well-kept residential area with benches and a playground. Beyond Glitterton lies Wild Glitterton, and the people of Glitterton don't go there! They prefer to watch the birds and chat on their playground.
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Goodbye, foto Jana Jocif
Kulturnica LGL
Length 30 min
Ulf Nilsson
Goodbye  5+
Directed and Visually Designed by: Jasna Vastl
A puppet miniature about the passing away
Once upon a time Mr. August was young and strong, but now he is old and tired. Most of the time, he just seats and thinks about his life. In his life he had a wife Victoria, who was as black as night and as beautiful as a sunny day, six small, roguish children, three cuddles a day, 728 cucumbers … and also a letter or two in his mailbox, from time to time. Every morning, Mr August carefully checks his mail. Even when he feels very bad.
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Goose the Bear, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Small Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Katja Gehrmann
Director: Ivana Djilas
Puppet mix-up
Goose the Bear is a seemingly simple mix-up. One day a little gosling hatches out of a lost egg. From the first moment the little creature is absolutely convinced that it is a bear, since the very first thing it sees is the Bear's face. Hidden behind the tale's letters and imaginary forest's trees are some essential questions about coexistence and accepting of others. Is everything that seems different really so different from us? How much of our time and attention we are ready to dedicate to relationships with other people? Goose the Bear is a story about tolerance and acceptance of diversity.
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Photo Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Puppet production
How Mister Felix Entered a Bicycle Race is the story of a local eccentric who enters a cycle race on a whim. Instead of a racing bicycle, he rides a small, borrowed city bike, and rather than victory, he pursues pleasure – in riding, drinking lemonade, taking a dip in cold water, enjoying the beautiful day.
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Photo: Urška Boljkovac
Stage Under the Stars
Length 45 min
Jera Ivanc
Director: Jakub Maksymov
Puppet show
Mila, her father and mother come to visit her grandmother, who is celebrating her birthday. But oh dear! —they have left the suitcase with the presents at the train station and the cake at home in the fridge. While her parents go fetch the forgotten birthday essentials, Mila is left to her own ingenuity and imagination. She decides to bake the cake herself and thus the adventure begins. A recipe book, a fall from an apple tree into the arms of her grandfather's memories, a visit to a noisy henhouse, a dark attic and an old apiary are fun stops on Mila's journey to her sweet destination. And at the same time, opportunities to explore the environment, nature, society and memories.
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Foto: Sabina Plaznik (Bina Vista)
Botanični vrt
Length 30 min
Pripovedovanje
Kamišibaj je edinstvena japonska oblike pripovedovanja zgodb ob slikah na miniaturnem lesenem odru, ki občinstvu ponuja bolj intimno gledališko-pripovedovalsko izkušnjo. Gre za izvirno in mojstrsko risano pripovedno izrazno formo, s katero se je ansambel Lutkovnega gledališča Ljubljana pod mentorstvom Jelene Sitar srečal med zaprtjem gledališč. V tem času so pripravil več različnih pripovedi, s katerimi so nato gostovali v različnih krajih in na festivalih ter prejeli nekaj nagrad.
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Martin Krpan, foto Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Fran Levstik
Director: Tin Grabnar
A Wild Puppet Adventure
The text for the wild puppet adventure Martin Krpan is based on the folk tale by Fran Levstik, published in The Slovene Herald (Slovenski glasnik) 160 years ago. Throughout its history the famous story about a courageous, strong, lucid, ordinary and modest hero lived to see many of its reprints, adaptations, illustrations, radio plays, theatre adaptations, and even an animated cartoon film. Although he was well aware of the fact that the then mostly illiterate, ordinary Slovenian people needed a simple story about a peasant hero, whom they could understand and identify with, Levstik, when conceiving his tale, succeeded not to fall into an unambiguous writing.
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Mojca and the Animals, Foto: Urška Boljkovac
Small Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Eka and Brina Vogelnik
Director: Eka Vogelnik
Marionette show
Mojca and the Animals is one of our oldest and most popular folk tales, especially among our youngest viewers. It not only reflects the spirit of the time, but also brings us back to our roots. The famous fairy tale, first published back in 1954, tells about an innocent Rabbit who is wrongly convicted and persecuted till the end of his days for a simple reason that he is the smallest and the weakest member of society. On the other side, there is this canny little Fox, who cheats everyone, and yet is never held responsible for it. Presented to us on stage this time, is a new Mojca, who defines the spirit of our time through her relationships.
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My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree, photo Jaka Varmuž
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 45 min
Angela Nanetti
Directed by: Fabrizio Montecchi
Shadow puppet performance
“I can hear it, grandpa, I can hear it...” says Tonino when his grandfather asks him to close his eyes and listen to the cherry tree breathing. Tonino hears the rustle of leaves in the wind, the groan of branches, the singing of birds—he hears life...
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Peter Pan, foto Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 75 min
Jera Ivanc according to the text Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Peter Pan  5+
Director: Yulia Roschina
Dramatic performance
Peter Pan is a tale of never-ending childhood. The main hero’s greatest wish is to remain a child forever, as he is convinced that growing up robs people off their imagination and makes them boring. Peter Pan is also one of the most known and famous fairy tales that revolves around the eternal theme of growing up, discovering of new sensations and accepting responsibilities. It is, at the same time, rounded up by a great deal of magic and symbolism. The young hero doesn't want to grow old, he doesn't even want to grow up. Instead he wants to fly, fight with Captain Hook and explore the Neverland. This clever and lively boy has been conquering children's imaginations and hearts all over the world for more than hundred years, since his character has been revived in many films, musicals, plays and books.
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Rabbit’s House, foto Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Anja Štefan
Director: Martina Maurič Lazar
Puppet performance
Rabbit’s House is a story that reminds us how each of us can sometimes be in need and without a roof over his or her head and how nice and important it is to help each other whenever such unfortunate situations occur. In our story Frog, Squirrel, Badger and Bear unite their forces to help Little Rabbit who has lost his home.
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Photo: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
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.In their new adventure we will embark again on a journey to the world of animals, only this time the place of the almost dreadful Gruffalo will be taken by anything but an evil Witch, and, consequently by a far more dangerous and hungry Dragon.
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Photo: Urška Boljkovac
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 50 min
Adaptation: Nika Bezeljak, Maša Radi Buh
Puppetry performance based on the book series by Ingvar Ambjørnsen
The puppet show Samson & Roberto: Baywatch is based on the adaptation of two books from the series Samson & Roberto by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjørnsen, The Inheritance of Uncle Rin-Tin-Tei (Arven etter onkel Rin-Tin-Tei) and Fiery Friends (Krakilske kamerater), which are also on the list of recommended books for the Slovenian Reading Badge.
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Photo Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 50 min
Miha Golob
Sand Pit  5+
Directed and designed by: Miha Golob
A creative playground
Four strangers enter a vast field of possibilities. They start building a fragile, shifting world, the grains of sand coming together to form a universe, time, creatures, landscapes, natural phenomena, moods and relationships, architecture and objects. These are made by designing, pouring, blowing, sweeping, treading, tracing, etching, drawing, funnelling, spilling, sowing, wiping, skipping, skidding, adding, removing, piling up, taking down, carrying away, bringing in ...
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Sapramouse
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Svetlana Makarovič
Director: Nace Simončič / Brane Vižintin
Puppetheque performance
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.
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Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop!
Small Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Kitty Crowther
Director: Ivana Djilas
Puppet performance
Aimed at the very youngest viewers, Scritch Scratch Dip Clapote! is a tender fairy tale that weaves together strong emotions and rich imagination. A Frog named Jerko is afraid of going to sleep; what is that sound—scritch scratch scraww plop—that keeps coming from under his bed? Jerko's father tries to reassure him that there is nothing to be afraid of—until he himself goes to lie in the bed, only to be woken up in the night by the same mysterious sound.
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Seal, Photo Jaka Varmuž
Grand Stage LGL
Length 55 min
Matija Solce
Seal  3+
Director and Composer: Matija Solce
Lapland Tales in Music and Paper
Every person, animal and thing has a soul. This understanding is possessed, for the most part, by those forgotten but still living peoples who, however inscrutable they seem to us, hold in their hands the threads of the collective unconscious of cultural memory. The Seal is a play based on the motifs of Lapp folktales and the ethnic heritage of this disappearing culture. They tell us and make us recognise that there are modes of communication other than language.
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Foto Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 105 min
Simona Semenič
Director: Mare Bulc
An Adventure Detective Story
One evening, as Črt is going to bed, he spots a mysterious shadow and thinks it is a dragon. He is not wrong. On that same evening, the twins Kaj and Iza find a mysterious map, which they show to Vid, Črt's best friend. And just like that, the four 11-year-olds find themselves in the middle of a thrilling adventure.
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Secret Society PGC, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 80 min
Anton Ingolič, Nebojša Pop Tasić
Director: Marko Bulc - Mare
Dramatic performance
Secret Society PGC is a legendary text and children's classic story, written by Slovenian writer Anton Ingolič in 1958. He was one of the first post-war authors, who, inspired by the real life of young people in that period of time, addressed their topical issues through depicting their unusual adventures. Thus many generations of children used to grow up along with the very popular and famous Society of Pingoclavulus - or shortened PGC. This modern re-interpretation of the Secret Society PGC was staged in our theatre for the first time.
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Somewhere Else, photo: Jaka Varmuž
Tunnel LGL
Length 45 min
Zala Dobovšek, Nina Šorak, Tin Grabnar, Asja Kahrimanović Babnik
Director: Tin Grabnar
Animated chalkboard tale
The performance tells us about a little girl, who finds herself caught in the middle of the war. It is through her eyes that we observe her changing city, filled with horrors, violence and fear. But, hope too. Threatening planes are flying over the city, the streets are empty and there is no food left on the shelves in the store. The school is closed. And every now and then gunshots are heard nearby. Her environment gradually changes …And becomes intolerable. The little girl’s only wish is to go to another country, where it would be much nicer. She wants to go somewhere else, somewhere far away from the war atrocities. »I woke up this morning, washed my teeth as usually, ate my breakfast and went to school. Everything was pretty much as usual. And only yesterday I played with my friends in the backyard as well. Everything is different now. I am not allowed to go to the backyard any more. It is too dangerous. And when the thunder is heard, I must run to the basement with my mother. I don’t see my friends any more either. And the school is over. They just closed it.«
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Spotty the Ball, foto Ada Hamza
Grand Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Jan Malík
A Puppetheque Performance
In 1936, Czech puppeteer Jan Malík created one of the most frequently performed puppet plays in the world. In 1951, the performance and its now cult marionettes were first presented to the audience in the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, under the direction of Jože Pengov, which changed the hitherto puppet art in terms of its content, as well as dramaturgical and technical approach. With her visual design Ajša Pengov set up a new criterion as in the marionettes proportions as well as in their characterisation. The then newest technical acquisition – the conveyor belt – introduced the so called “dramaturgy of travelling”.
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Photo Mankica Kranjec
Stage Under the Stars
Length 75 min
Jaša Koceli, Júlia Sándor
Director: Jaša Koceli
Theatrical archaeology
We were raised to view the Amazon women as mythical warriors of ancient times, who can be at the same time strong, independent, deadly and desirable, as the supernatural society of mighty women woven from the thread of imagination. But what if they were real?
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The Four Musicians
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Matija Solce
Director: Matija Solce
Puppet performance
This well known folk tale of the musicians of Bremen gave Matija Solce, an established puppet artist, foundation for a vivacious and friendly performance, which combines puppets and music. As they do in the fairy-tale, the four animals make a journey, and they surprise the town folk with their music.
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The Gruffalo, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Julia Donaldson - Milan Dekleva
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
The Mouse heads for the woods to find a hazelnut. There the predators lie in wait for him. But he knows exactly what to do. To turn them away, he makes up a story about a Gruffalo. Apparently the Gruffalo adores foxes, owl ice cream with juice and roasted snakes. And yes, his Gruffalo is so dreadful that the Mouse becomes the most important animal in the forest. But if he really wants to get his breakfast, he has to deal with the Gruffalo as well. He suddenly finds the Mouse yummy himself. No way, that won’t be so easy, pal! The Gruffalo was in fact a very special creature, invented by the Mouse to frighten the other animals. And now he suddenly appears in flesh! Will the Mouse be resourceful enough to beat him as well?
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The Gruffalo's Child, foto: Miha Fras
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Director: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
The Gruffalo’s Child is a sequel of The Gruffalo, which was premiered with great success at the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana / Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in April 2013. Both picture books were written by the English playwright Julia Donaldson. The Gruffalo (1999) is a genuine international publishing phenomenon as it was translated into 50 languages and sold out in more than 4 million copies all over the world. Its sequel, The Gruffalo's Child, published back in 2004, is no less famous or known than its predecessor.
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Photo by Mitja Vasič
Small Stage LGL
Length 45 min
Director: Brane Vižintin
Adaptation of Jože Pengov's 1967 marionette show
The Little Witch is only 127 years old... which is very young for her profession. She lives alone in her witch house in the middle of the woods, with Abraxas the raven as her companion. Every year on Bonfire Night, the older witches gather on Mount Klek and dance the night away. The Little Witch is too young to attend the dance, but decides to secretly join in the fun. Godmother Ropotavza exposes her, and because Little Witch has broken the rule, she has one year to prove that she can be a "good" witch.
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The Sky Above, photo Jaka Varmuž
Stage Under the Stars
Length 40 min
Tin Grabnar, Tjaša Bertoncelj, Tadeja Pungerčar
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, Mladinsko Theatre, University of Ljubljana, Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
Directed and conceived: Tin Grabnar
Documentary theatre performance
With the performance, director Tin Grabnar and other members of the creative team aim to raise awareness about the causes and effects of climate change; about the interconnection between events and people’s behaviour across the globalised world; and about the power of the individual to change things for the better.
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The Smartest Giant in Town
Grand Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Directed by: Jaka Ivanc
Puppet performance
Following the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's child, who had to face their fears in a forest full of predators, and the adventures of a not-at-all evil witch in ‘Room on the Broom’, the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre returns with ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’, a production based on another bestselling book by the acclaimed Scottish writer Julia Donaldson and the German illustrator Axel Scheffler. Directed by Jaka Ivanc and adapted for the stage by Jure Karas, with original music by Davor Herceg, this is a playful portrayal of the value of generosity and helping each other.
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Photo: Jaka Varmuž
Kulturnica LGL
Length 45 min
Katarina Planinc
Authors of adaptation: Luna Pentek, Lucija Trobec
Puppetry performance
A performance about a girl who must leave her home and embark on a journey where she learns about the world and herself, based on the archetypal motif of the tenth same-sex child who is bound to leave the family home. The performance addresses the young spectators by using universal themes of loneliness and fear, but also hope, courage, and magic experienced by the girl who is out in the world on her own. As a self-reliant wanderer she faces the challenges of growing up and forming her identity.
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The Visitor, photo Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 40 min
Inspired by Antje Damm's children book
Director: Ivana Djilas
Puppet performance
An old draughtsman lives alone, never answering the door, never leaving his little home. His life has lost all its colour. Then one day, he makes a mug out of old paper. And then a teapot and some flowers... Using the objects around him, the draughtsman starts designing a magical world of imagination where he feels less lonely. His room comes alive with images of love and warmth, until he finally plucks up the courage to open the door and let the colour into his home.
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Photo Mankica Kranjec
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 60 min
Lyman Frank Baum, Jera Ivanc
Directed by: Yulia Roschina
A musical fairy tale
The Wizard of Oz is the story of an unusual journey across the Land of Oz, where Dorothy, the protagonist, makes three new friends who join her in her quest to find the all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful Wizard of Oz.
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Stage Under the Stars
Length 55 min
Jan Rozman, Julia Keren Turbahn
Production Emanat, co-production Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, in cooperation with FELD Theater für junges Publikum
Dance performance
I never knew a thing could do so much. I never thought it was possible, but now I’m getting in touch? What can I do and can the sponge do it too? There are so many things that make me feel yellow and blue.
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Photo by Jaka Varmuž
Kulturnica LGL
Length 40 min
Hans Christian Andersen
Director: Maja Kunšič
Puppet performance
Everything starts with a seed. And a desire for something to grow. Given some care and attention, the seed soon sprouts up from the ground, and grows a flower to blossom. From the flower, a tiny creature comes into the world full of brash curiosity. A creature no bigger than a thumb.
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Photo by Jaka Varmuž
Small Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Nika Bezeljak
Peter Svetina
Theatre poetry
Timbuktu is where you get burnt and someone offers you a poultice before you say ouch!
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Photo Mitja Vasič
Šentjakobski oder LGL
Length 50 min
Miha Golob
Tunnel  5+
Material theatre
Tunnel is an unusual production that seeks comfort in the dark and treats light like a delicious dessert. At first it seems that the light can be controlled, while the darkness—unknown, dangerous —cannot. However, in the performance, the situation is soon reversed – with a pinch of courage and a pinch of cooperation, we can safely enjoy the darkness as we dose it ourselves.
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Turlututu, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Kulturnica LGL
Length 35 min
Hervé Tullet
Turlututu  2+
Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana and Centre de Créations pour l'Enfance Tinqueux (FR)
Director: Matija Solce
Puppet performance
Turlututu! Where are you? Are you here? Here are you! It is you! You are Turlututu! Turlututu is nowhere to be found. He fell from the book and disappeared. But, how is he to be found, when he can be smaller than a flea or higher than a church tower? How is he to be looked for, if it takes him only an instant to change his colour, fly away to space or simply vanish by just uttering the right magic words? How? Quite easy, actually. Let's all be Turlututu! And, let's catch him!
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Foto Peter Uhan
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Director and author of adaptation: Ivana Djilas
Drama performance based on the picture book by Bjørn Fredrik Rørvik and Alice Lima de Faria
There are only two knights left at the castle, after everyone else has gone to a jousting tournament. And it is their responsibility to find the missing princess and bring her home by evening, as ordered by the king. The king is king, so who are they to deny his wishes! On the other hand…Rosebush would much rather stay home and admire his new leopard print shoes and Bang is miserable because he is constantly falling, banging, and tripping over. The princess was very probably snatched by the dragon. They embark on a daring journey to the dragon’s den, where they find the princess—who doesn’t want to return home.
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Virginia Wolf, foto: Urška Boljkovac
Grand Stage LGL
Length 50 min
Kyo Maclear
Director: Fabrizio Montecchi
Shadow performance
The staging of Virginija Volk (Virginia Wolf) will be based on the motifs from the picture book by Kyo Maclean and Isabelle Arsenault. Vanessa has a sister Virginia, who feels wolfish and behaves that way too. She constantly howls, snarls and yelps, she is moody, she doesn't feel like hanging out with anybody, everything annoys her and nothing in this world can comfort her. But Vanessa decides to put her in a good mood. She tries just about everything, but it's not that easy. Finally, Virginia tells her that she would be happy if she could fly away. Somewhere, where there are muffins, beautiful flowers and trees, and where there is absolutely no grief. To the Flower Park! Without hesitation, Vanessa looks up for a box of crayons and the walls in the room soon become colourful and picturesque Virginia's room turns into a Flower Valley - a blooming garden, full of colours and freshness. Suddenly, everything begins to fly, and becomes bright and cheerful, including Virginia herself.
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Who Made Videk's Shirt
Grand Stage LGL
Length 35 min
Fran Levstik – Eka Vogelnik
Director: Eka Vogelnik
Puppet performance
The story was written by Fran Levstik, and we know it just as well as his story about Martin Krpan. They are both quite old. But in the words of Hans Christian Andersen: Stories are like many people – they grow better with age.
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